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COVID-19: Library Facilities & Continuity Services:

VIU Libraries have suspended face to face services. Nanaimo library commons remains open 24/7 via card access, with mandatory social distancing measures in place, and a 50 person maximum. Available services and updates are posted here.

Starting August 9, 2020, you can use your VIU computer account credentials to log in to your library account or to access the library's online resources.

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.



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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