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Library Services & COVID-19

We're here to help!

  • Our service desks are open for in-person assistance.
  • Research help is available in-person, by phone, email, chat or by appointment.
  • Liaison Librarians are available to support instructional faculty with alternate format delivery.

Please contact us if you need assistance. For current hours, please check here.

Current services

  • Library hours: Our facilities are open.
  • Print loans: Available by mail or in-person.
  • Student printing: Add funds to your PaperCut print account online or buy a pre-paid print card at the Campus Store.
  • Interlibrary loans: Full interlibrary loans services available.
  • Study rooms are available for group and individual use.
  • VIU ID cards: Submit your photo through your student record and pick up in person within 2 business days.
  • Book returns: Interior book drop in Commons and exterior book drop across from Starbucks are open.
  • Laptops and other equipment: Available for 7-day loans. A limited number of semester-length laptop loans are also available.
  • Electronic collections (ejournals, ebooks, databases and more): Available 24/7/365 through our catalogue.
  • Course reserves: Available with extended loan periods in place.
  • Special Collections accessContact us for information.

Safety protocols

We have implemented the following changes to ensure a safe and clean environment for users:

  • Hand sanitizer stations are provided.
  • Plexiglass barriers are in place at the service desks.


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