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COVID-19 Update 

Equipment is available for loan at Nanaimo and Cowichan campuses with safety protocols in place. Equipment is sanitized prior to lending. In addition, physical distancing is in effect and plexiglass shields are in place at our service desk. Our current hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm.

Our Services

Equipment is available for loan to VIU students and employees. Equipment may be used for course work and other VIU activities.

Laptops, photography equipment, as well as audio and video recording equipment is available. There is also equipment available for use in presentations and online meetings. A collection of board games is also on offer.

What's New

Our new self-serve booking website has launched! Create your own equipment bookings and pick up your equipment at either Nanaimo or Cowichan campus during library hours. Please contact us by phone or email if you need assistance using the new website. 

Borrowing and Returning Equipment

Use our self-serve equipment booking pages to reserve equipment at either Nanaimo or Cowichan campus.

Equipment can be picked up and returned at the library service desk during open hours.

As part of your loan, you agree to pay full repair or replacement charges for damage or loss incurred to the equipment while it is in your care. A VIU ID card is required when picking up equipment. Items returned late may result in suspension of borrowing privileges. Equipment not picked up within one hour of reservation time may be cancelled at the discretion of library staff.

Loan Periods

The loan period for equipment is three days. A limited number of laptops are available for longer-term loans for students in need.

Contact Information

Need help?

T: 250-740-6330                                           


Locations and hours

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