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Library Services & COVID-19

Library Hours

Library Commons, 3rd and 4th Floors

Accessible to VIU students and employees 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year using a VIU ID card to scan in. The building is accessible without a VIU ID card Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm. 

5th Floor Computer Lab (508)

Monday-Friday 9:00am-8:00pm 

Library Service Desk

May 2 - September 2:
Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm

September 6 - December 23:
Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

VIU ID Card Pickup

ID cards can be picked up during Library Service Desk hours.

Statutory Holidays

The Library Service Desk is closed on statutory holidays.

August 1 British Columbia Day
September 5 Labour Day
September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
October 10 Thanksgiving Day
November 11 Remembrance Day

Library Service Desk

The Cowichan Campus Library Service Desk will be closed from July 1 through August 19 and will re-open on August 22.  Please contact the Nanaimo Campus Library for assistance during the Summer closure.

August 22 - September 2:
Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm

September 6 - December 23:
Monday-Thursday 8:00am-6:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Learning Commons

Cowichan Campus hours page for details.      

Statutory Holidays

The Library Service Desk is closed on statutory holidays.

September 5 Labour Day
September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
October 10 Thanksgiving Day
November 11 Remembrance Day

Powell River Library

The Library is open during campus hours

Statutory Holidays

Phone, email, and chat service is unavailable on statutory holidays.

August 1 British Columbia Day
September 5 Labour Day
September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
October 10 Thanksgiving Day
November 11 Remembrance Day

Phone, Email, and Chat

May 2 - September 2:
Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm

September 6 - December 23:
Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

Statutory Holidays

Phone, email, and chat service is unavailable on statutory holidays.

August 1 British Columbia Day
September 5 Labour Day
September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
October 10 Thanksgiving Day
November 11 Remembrance Day

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