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Graduate Students: Getting Started @ UVic Libraries

This guide highlights services, resources and tools of interest to graduate students and are available through 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 see library service updates & contact details
  • to search books, eBooks, articles, media resources and databases to support your research
  • register for digital skills virtual workshops 

Study space, printing, and technology lending

Book a study space

We offer individual study spaces that are bookable and as well as a limited number of drop-in spaces.  Click here to learn more.


Options for printing are available for those working in the bookable spaces or printing remotely. Click here to learn more.

Technology Lending

Click here for request details. Laptops and equipment available for loan:

  • Windows PC Laptops (Dell)
  • 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


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 UVic Libraries.



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