RBCM Archives

British Columbia. Legislative Library

Identity area

Type of entity

Government

Authorized form of name

British Columbia. Legislative Library

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Legislative Library of British Columbia
  • Provincial Library of British Columbia

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1863-

History

The Library was founded in 1863 to serve the Colonial Legislature of Vancouver Island and subsequently the Province of British Columbia when it became a province of Canada in 1871. During its early years, the Library assumed responsibility for archival and provincial public library service, and, therefore, was often referred to as the Provincial Library.
The Legislative Library of British Columbia was formally created by statute in 1894 (SBC, ch. 27) and reported to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. The primary purpose of the Library is to provide reference and research services to the Members of the Legislative Assembly, their staff, the Officers of the House, and legislative support staff.

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

C Government name

General context

Relationships area

Control area

Description identifier

248

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised Khughes 2016-11-30

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Sources

Central Name Authority Files
Legislative Library of British Columbia website

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