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UVic Library Search Help

Tips for using the Library Search interface at the University of Victoria Libraries.

View Your Library Account

To view your library account information, start by signing into Library Search using your Netlink ID. Click 'Sign In' at the top-right corner to log in to your account.

Community users can also sign in using their library card numbers.

Click here to view the video guide to My Library Account.

Screenshot points to the Sign in button on the homepage of Library Search, located at the top-right corner of the screen

Once you are logged in, click your name which is now displayed in the top-right corner to open a drop-down menu.

Screenshot points to user's name at the top-right corner of the screen

Click on Library Card to view your library account.

Screenshot shows the drop down menu underneath the user's name at the top right corner of the screen. The "Library Card" link is circled, which is at the top of the drop down menu.

My Library Card

My Library Card is Library Search's page that contains information on your library usage.

Screenshot shows the landing page of My Library Card

This page consists of multiple tabs, all which assist users with accessing library services and managing their current loans and requests. Each tab is explained further below:

Overview The landing tab of My Library Card. Includes short overviews of your loans, requests, fines + fees, and blocks + messages.
Loans Shows a list of loans you have taken from the library. This display can be toggled between active loans and previous and historic loans.
Requests Shows a list of all current requests you have placed in the library.
Fine + Fees Shows a list of all your current fines and fees.
Blocks + messages Shows all messages you have received as well as any blocks your account may have from accessing certain library services.
Personal Details A summary of your personal information as it relates to your library card, as well as a drop-down menu that allows you to select your default interface language (English is selected by default). 

If you are a distance student, there is a dedicated unit to support your collection requests. They can be reached by email at

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