Accessing Gale Virtual Reference Library

Be informed before you connect to Gale Virtual Reference Library!

The personal information and privacy laws of British Columbia require that we obtain your consent before we continue. The personal information you provide in order to register and use Gale Virtual Reference Library may be collected by the City of Surrey under s.26 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of delivering digital content to you. Please be aware that any information collected about you will be stored and/or accessed outside of Canada through the Gale Virtual Reference Library service provider site over which the City has no control and which is governed by the terms and conditions of the service provider. By registering, you are acknowledging and consenting to the handling of your personal information outside of Canada where the privacy requirements will be different than the requirements of privacy legislation in BC. Please be aware that occasionally Gale Virtual Reference Library may include third party links that may have independent privacy policies.

Do you voluntarily agree and give your consent to your data being accessed and stored outside of Canada?

I consent

For questions regarding the collection of personal information, please contact the Director of Administrative Services, Surrey Libraries, 10350 University Drive, Surrey, BC, 604-598-7303.

Regarding access to content by children

Please be aware that parents/legal guardians are responsible for their children’s use of Gale Virtual Reference Library.

While individuals under the age of 19 may utilize Gale Virtual Reference Library, access to materials restricted in Canada may be done only with the involvement, supervision, and approval of a parent or legal guardian.