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The library book a history of service to British Columbia by Dave Obee

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Published by British Columbia Library Association in Vancouver .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • British Columbia Library Association,
  • Biographies,
  • Librarians,
  • Histoire,
  • Libraries,
  • Bibliothèques,
  • Bibliothécaires,
  • Biography,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementDave Obee
ContributionsBritish Columbia Library Association
Classifications
LC ClassificationsZ735.B88 O34 2011
The Physical Object
Pagination264 p. :
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25058003M
ISBN 100969261497
ISBN 109780969261490
LC Control Number2011488180
OCLC/WorldCa705507862

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