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Getting Started @ VIU Library: Checklist for New Students

Photo ID

Why: Your VIU Photo ID is useful for accessing services at VIU!  These include borrowing library books, videos, CDs and equipment.

Where: Upload your selfie through the Student Record System.

When: Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Library staff will mail you your card during the library closure due to the pandemic.

More information: VIU Student ID Card

Student Computer Account

Why: You'll need your Student Computer Account to log on to campus computers and the VIU wireless network, VIU-Secure, and also for printing to VIU printers.  Plus, you get 200MB worth of VIU network storage space with your account!  

Where: Create your account online

Please note: Don't lose your work - practice good file management and always save to U:!

More information:  Student Guide to Getting Started with VIU Technology



Library Account

Why: You'll use your library account to access millions of online articles, ebooks and online videos, and to borrow books, DVDs, CDs and equipment.

Where: Create a password for your account here. Please follow these instructions.

More information:  Library accounts for VIU students and employees

Printing & Photocopying Account

Where: Printing is available in the campus computer labs and in the library, for academic purposes only.  Photocopying is available in the library and is $0.10 a page. Please pay at the front desk. Please click here for current access during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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