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Library Service Updates:

VIU Libraries are open. Nanaimo campus library's 3rd and 4th floors are accessible 24/7 with a VIU ID card. By order of the Provincial Health Officer, masks must be worn at all times inside the library. Please stay 2 meters away from others. Groups study rooms are not currently available for further bookings. See all COVID-19 service update here

You can now 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.


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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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