A variety of equipment is available for loan to VIU students and employees through the VIU Library. The equipment collection includes laptops, computer accessories, photography equipment, audio and video recording equipment, presentation equipment, and a selection of cords and adapters.
VIU Library's Nanaimo campus also has a board game collection. Board games are available for loan through the same equipment booking tool.
Students and employees can loan most equipment for up to 7 days at a time.
Some common equipment is available at the Library Service Desk for 2-, 4-, or 24-hour loan. These materials cannot be pre-booked and are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. This equipment includes:
A small number of laptops are available for loan at the Nanaimo campus for up to 120 days. Long-term laptop loans are available to current VIU students only, on a first-come, first-serve basis, and can be booked from this page.
A selection of hand tools are available for loan at the Nanaimo campus for up to 7 days. Equipment from the Tool Library may be booked and used by VIU students and employees only. Borrowers must sign a waiver each time they check out equipment from the Tool Library.
Submitting a reservation indicates acceptance of our general equipment booking policies: