Provincial Archaeological Report Library

Authorized users can search, view, download and order archaeological reports through the provincial archaeological report library.

Authorized users may include archaeological consultants, federal and provincial resource or land use planning agencies, First Nations, and accredited academic researchers.

In addition to quick and advanced keyword searches of the full on the full text of all reports in the online library, library users can search specific fields by:

  • Permit number
  • Permit type
  • Map sheet
  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Author
  • Borden number

Permit Reports

The Archaeology Branch contacts copyright owners of permit reports to request a license to allow the inclusion of their reports in the online library. The online library contains permit reports for which a license has been granted, plus permit reports where the B.C. government already owns copyright. 

Non-permit reports are not currently included but may be added in the future. 

Accessing & Using the Library

The primary purpose of the library is to serve high-volume, repeat clients who require archaeological report information for land use planning or archaeological studies.  

Non-archaeologists may want to seek professional archaeological assistance in interpreting report contents prior to making land use and resource decisions. The reports in the library contain scientific and technical information specific to the field of archaeology.

All users of the library must consent to a set of terms and conditions governing data sharing and access.

Please complete an Archaeological Information Sharing Agreement (PDF) and submit it to the Archaeology Branch. 

Please note that library users outside of the B.C. government must have a valid Business BCeID in order to access the library.