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TRU Library - Williams Lake Branch

The TRU Library has over 230,000 printed books, along with online access to 180,000 e-books, 9,800 streaming videos, and 57,800 e-journals; all of this material is available to students in Williams Lake and the Regional Centres.

From September through April, the Librarian for Williams Lake and the Regions, Ben Mitchell, can be contacted at During the summer months, please email

Off-campus access

Use your TRU network username and password to access library resources from off-campus.

Students: the username and password that you use to access the wifi, Moodle, and log into computers on campus.

Faculty: Use the network username and password that you use to log into the computer in your office, Moodle, or email.

Your PIN Number

Your Library PIN functions as a password which is needed to request items using the library's interlibrary loans system to request books, book chapters, and articles.

Your PIN is set, by default, to your 6-digit birthdate (YYMMDD), unless you change it.

If you have changed your PIN, please note that student numbers and PINs are case-sensitive (i.e., the password "shadow" is not the same as "Shadow"), and may include both letters and numbers.


While in the library you can:

  • Borrow books, laptops, and multimedia devices.
  • Pick up books that you have requested from the TRU Library in Kamloops or from other libraries through interlibrary loan.
  • Consult with a writing tutor.

To consult with a librarian, please email Ben Mitchell at

Williams Lake Library Services and Space


While in the library you can:

  • checkout items from reserves or stacks
  • receive items you have requested through the Interlibrary Loan Service
  • participate in on-going workshops (for example: Creating PowerPoint Presentations, Conquering Google Searches, Leverage Google Scholar, Finding Scholarly Articles)
  • borrow a video camera
  • consult with a tutor at the Writing Centre
  • consult with the branch librarian for all your research and information needs


The TRU Library: Williams Lake Branch provides a variety of areas where students can study and learn. The library has:

  • three (3) group study rooms, including one (1) family/group study room
  • eighteen (18) study carrels for private quiet study space
  • five (5) group study tables for active learning
  • a Learning Commons space with comfortable seating
  • eight (8) networked computers, two (2) express computers (not requiring login credentials)
  • one (1) Reference & Help Desk where students connect with the branch librarian for studying and research support

During the summer, library research support and help are available by phone: 1-800-663-1699 or email:

Regional Services

Students at TRU's Regional Centres can find more information about accessing library materials here.