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Post-Secondary Preferred Lender Lists

At the December 2019 All Partner Meeting (APM), BC ELN Partner Libraries brought a recommendation forward to the Steering Committee that ILL transaction fees for non-returnable items should be eliminated within the BC ELN consortium, with the understanding that identified considerations will be addressed through Benefits & Responsibilities and Best Practices documentation.

As part of the Best Practices recommendations, Academic libraries should optimize their Preferred Lender List for post-secondary Copy requesting, rather than Loan requesting using the BC ELN recommendations below. Academic Copy Preferred Lender Lists are organized from smallest to largest library (by current year student FTE), regardless of geography or institution-type (eg. College or University), for all post-secondary lending institutions. Public library lenders are not included below as they are separately pulled in, after post-secondary lenders, via the System-wide lender list.

Please Note: Preferred Lender List recommendations for Public Libraries are not made by the Illume Administrative Support Centre. Check-out our FAQ for more information:


To edit your Preferred Lender list, login as Admin and check the Staff Dashboard > ILL Admin > Participant Record and in the Lender Info section you'll find your Preferred Lender List to change the order of your codes. Click Submit to save any changes. Questions? Contact the Illume Administrative Centre.

Download just the codes from this Preferred Lender list here as a text file to update your library's settings. 

SHAREit Code Library (based on 2022 FTEs)
YWC Yukon University
BMN Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
BVAE Emily Carr University of Art & Design
BBAC Alexander College
BDCN Northern Lights College
BTEN Coast Mountain College (Terrace)
BPRC Coast Mountain College (Prince Rupert)
BCRK College of the Rockies
BRCZ Royal Roads University (ISO - VDX)
BCOM North Island College
BVAJI Justice Institute of BC
BCS Selkirk College
BUCW University Canada West
BPGC College of New Caledonia (Prince George
- brokers all CNC campuses)
BPGCQ College of New Caledonia (Quesnel)
BPGCB College of New Caledonia (Burns Lake)
BPGCM College of New Caledonia (Mackenzie)
BPGCV College of New Caledonia (Vanderhoof)
BPGCF College of New Caledonia (Fort St James)
BLTW Trinity Western University (ISO Relais)
BPGU University of Northern BC
BKOC Okanagan College
BVAC Capilano University (ISO Relais)
BNM Vancouver Island University
BVAV Vancouver Community College
BCLF University of the Fraser Valley
BVAL Langara College
BVIC Camosun College
BKCC Thompson Rivers University (ISO Relais)
BNWD Douglas College
BSKC Kwantlen Polytechnic University (ISO Relais)
BBIT British Columbia Institute of Technology (ISO Relais)
BVIV University of Victoria (ISO Relais)
BVAS Simon Fraser University (ISO Relais)
BVAU University of British Columbia (ISO Relais)