Library Barcode Prefixes

Institution Codes for BC Libraries

These codes represent the first four digits following the numeral 2 (for patron barcodes) or 3 (for item barcodes). Using these codes helps to ensure that barcodes across the province are unique. For more information, please see our Barcodes FAQ.

Institution Code Location National Library Code
5125………. Alert Bay BABM
5000………. BC OneCard
5144………. Beaver Valley BFBV
0947………. Bowen Island BBI
2222………. Burnaby BB
5198………. Burns Lake BBUL
3923………. Cariboo Regional District Library BWLCR
5146………. Castlegar BCD
5222………. Chetwynd BCHE
1111………. College of the Rockies BCREK
2416………. Coquitlam BCOQ
5710………. Columbia Bible College BCCB
5132………. Cranbrook BCR
5140………. Creston BCRE
5234………. Dawson Creek BDC
5170………. Elkford BELK
5700………. Emily Carr University BVAVSA
5136………. Fernie BF
5246………. Fort Nelson BFN
5196………. Fort St. James BFSJA
5211………. Fort St. John BFSJ
5195………. Fraser Lake BFRL
9083………. Fraser Valley Regional BABF
3127………. Galiano Island BGIC
0886………. Gibsons BGI
5142………. Grand Forks BGF
5190………. Granisle BGR
5141………. Greenwood BGRE
9066………. GVPL BVI
5112………. Haida Children’s Library
5154………. Hazelton BHA
5150………. Houston BH
5232………. Hudson’s Hope BHH
5138………. Invermere BIN
5134………. Kaslo BKASL
5137………. Kimberley BKI
2665………. Kitimat BKIT
5100………. Kootenay Library Federation BCK
5180………. Lillooett BLP
5192………. Mackenzie BMK
3128………. Mayne Island BMIS
5191………. McBride BMB
5143………. Midway BM
5160………. Nakusp BNA
5148………. Nelson BNE
1865………. New Westminster BNW
4738………. North Central Library Federation BBNCLF
4400………. North Coast Library Federation BNCLF
3287………. North Vancouver City BNV
3141………. North Vancouver District BNVD
1512………. Northwest Community College BTENW
3132………. Okanagan Regional Library BKO
1894………. Pemberton BPE
3126………. Pender Island BPI
3074………. Penticton BP
3129………. Piers Island BPIC
1006………. Port Moody BPMP
5333………. Pouce Coupe BPOC
4418………. Powell River BPRDP
5197………. Prince George BPG
3294………. Prince Rupert BPR
5130………. Radium BRHSP
1290………. Richmond BRI
5162………. Rossland BR
5163………. Salmo BSA
3123………. Salt Spring Island BGSI
3130………. Saturna Island BSI
3260………. Sechelt BSE
75353………. Sk’elep School of Excellence BKSSE
5164………. Slocan Community Library
5101………. Smithers BS
5172………. Sparwood BSPA
3110………. Squamish BSQ
2238………. Stewart BSP
9090………. Surrey BSUR
5156………. Taylor BTA
5151………. Terrace BTE
5444………. Thompson-Nicola Regional District BKCT
5110………. Trail BT
5120………. Tumbler Ridge BTR
5194………. Valemount BVALE
1383………. Vancouver BVA
3119………. Vancouver Island Regional Library BNVI
5193………. Vanderhoof BVDH
5200………. View Royal Reading Centre BVIVR
1010………. West Vancouver BMV
3987………. Whistler BW