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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Getting Started

Welcome to the Library's guide for English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, which explores helpful resources for newcomer students. Use the tabs located on the left side of this page to navigate through this guide. If you are a new VIU student, be sure to check out our Getting Started guide, covering all the important information about library services.

VIU Library provides helpful resources and services for ESL and international students, such as:

  1. You can use the Library's website to search for books or articles for your assignments or leisure reading.
  2. You can use the Library Commons (3rd floor) at any time to meet people or use computers/printers/photocopiers.
  3. You can book study rooms, media rooms, or accessibility stations in the Library for group work or other projects based on your study needs.
  4. You can take out equipment such as video cameras and laptops to help you do your work.
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