Moving to a new place is an exciting and confusing time. Do not panic! Whether you have permanently moved to Richmond from a place far, far away or you have setup your temporary home here because of school or work, Richmond Public Library is here to help you!

This Newcomers section is specifically designed to help you find information on using library services, settling into BC, improving your English, tourism traveling and more.

Newcomers' journeys of building new homes in Canada

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Featured Services

A gift for new Canadian citizens during their first year of citizenship, the Cultural Access Pass provides complimentary FREE admission to more than 1000 of Canada's cultural treasures from coast to coast. Learn More »

Now available at RPL!
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NewToBC unites 10 Greater Vancouver library systems to help connect newcomers with programs and services in their community.

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Information for Newcomers

Travel & Explore Your New Home

Want to travel around BC but not sure where to go? Use this resource page to find the best travel destinations around!
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Learn English & Other Skills

This page lists all the library resources for studying English and job search skills.

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Newcomer's Guide

This resource page outlines a checklist of tasks for newcomers who are preparing to settle down in BC.
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Practice Canadian Citizenship Test

We have created this practice test to help you prepare for the Canadian Citizenship Test.
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Practice BC Driving Test

This practice test was created to help you prepare for the BC Learners license test.
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Multilingual Resources

Richmond Public Library offers books, DVDs, & CDs in 8 different languages.
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