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New student? Here's how to get started at UVic Libraries

Best way to connect virtually

Using your Netlink ID

  • New students should have been given a netlink ID and password. For more information click here.
  • You will use your UVic Netlink ID and password to access the libraries' online resources.

Ensuring the best experience accessing the library from off-campus

Explore the UVic Libraries' website

Check out the UVic Libraries' homepage at

The UVic Libraries homepage is a central starting place for you:

  • to search books, eBooks, articles, media resources and databases to support your assignments
  • register for digital skills virtual workshops 

Study space, printing, photocopying and technology lending

Book a study space

Our buildings offer bright open spaces with a wide range of facilities and study areas. We offer a limited number of drop-in spaces, or you can book an individual study space. Click here to learn more.


Printing is available from all the computer workstations and loaned laptops in the Mearns Centre for Learning. Wireless printing to the print station is also available. See locations of photocopiers and printers.

Please note that print jobs sent to the print stations are held for two hours only. After that time they're automatically deleted.

Click here to learn more about printing.


To use the Libraries photocopiers and microform reader-printers, you'll need to buy a copycard. These cards are reusable and have no expiry date.

Copycards are available at the McPherson Library and Priestly Law Library loan desks. Value can be added to copycards in one dollar denominations from $1 to $50. Any value remaining on the copycard is not refundable.

Please return empty cards to the Main Loan desk for proper recycling.  For more information on photocopiers, visit the Printing and Copying page.

Technology Lending

Laptops and equipment available for loan:

  • Windows PC Laptops (Dell)
  • MacBook laptops
  • laptop and phone chargers, cables
  • Microphones (Marantz, Meteor Mic, Edirol)
  • Audio Recorders (Marantz, Edirol, Tascam)
  • Cameras (Powershot, Sony)
  • DSLR Camera (Canon Rebel)
  • Camcorders (Sony, GoPro, Vixia)
  • Tripods (Manfrotto, iPhone Mount, Gorillapod)
  • Virtual Reality Headset
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Arduino Kit
  • and more...

Click here for details.


Access course reserves and required readings

Course reserves and required readings

If your instructor has placed required readings on library reserve you can access them via this Course Reserve page. Check out your course syllabus for more information on required course readings.

Check out our online workshops

Online Workshops

Have a hankering to learn how to video-edit or how to create Infographics?  Take advantage of the online virtual workshops provided at the UVic Libraries Digital Scholarship Commons.


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