The Down Syndrome Research Foundation library collectio features more than 1,400 books and resources covering all aspects of Down syndrome and related conditions.
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm (PST)
Annual Fee: The $40 annual DSRF membership fee includes borrowing privileges of library materials. Click here to become a member of DSRF.
Services: While the library is open to the general public for reference purposes, only current registered members may borrow materials from the collection. Services are available on a cost recovery basis to:
Borrowing Privileges: Registered patrons may borrow library materials. Click here to search the holdings in the collection. (Enter "DSRF Library" as the library name; leave the password field blank.)
In Vancouver / Lower Mainland: three weeks plus one renewal of two weeks
Outside of the Lower Mainland: four weeks plus one renewal of two weeks
In Vancouver / Lower Mainland: one week plus one renewal of one week
Outside of the Lower Mainland: two weeks plus one renewal of one week
Remote Borrowing: Remote borrowing privileges are available to members of the Down Syndrome Research Foundation at no charge, except for the cost of shipping.
Late Returns: Borrowers will receive a reminder of overdue books. The daily fine will be 50¢ per day. Lost or damaged books: An invoice will be sent to the borrower for the replacement cost of the material
Journal Article Copying: The office photocopier may be used to copy material. Members will be charged 10¢ per page, with non-members paying 20¢ per page.
Interlibrary Loans: The library provides an interlibrary loan service for members and non-members requesting articles from our collection. Books are loaned to institutions outside of British Columbia at the discretion of DSRF.
Member ILL requests: $5.00 for up to 15 pages $7.50 for 16 pages and greater.
External ILL requests: $10 for up to 15 pages $15 for 16 pages and greater.
Computer Access: The library has two computers that are used to access our catalogue and also websites on the Internet. Members will be charged 10¢ per page for printing from the Internet. Non-members will be charged 20¢ per page for printing from the Internet.
Reference Questions: Are you looking to find if the library has a copy of a book you wish to borrow? Check our online listing! (Enter "DSRF Library" as the library name; leave the password field blank.)
Do you have a specific question regarding therapeutic interventions or looking for more information on Down syndrome? The library can provide you with links to appropriate resources or provide you with a bibliography of resources. Please fill out the form below with your question for the library.
* NB: your name and email are required.