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Equipment Loans

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Borrow laptops, cameras, and more at the library.

Research Guides

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Resources to guide your research process created by your liaison librarians.

Borrowing and Access

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Learn about loan privileges, course reserves, and how to use other university libraries.


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Group study rooms and workstations for accessibility, media, and video/audio editing



VIU scholarship, creative works, and digital special collections that represent the unique character of our region.

Special Collections


Special Collections identifies, collects, preserves and provides access to rare and/or archival materials that support the needs of the VIU community.

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