Getting Started @ VIU Library: Checklist for New Students: Photo ID & Accounts: Cowichan
Why: Your VIU Photo ID is essential to accessing services at VIU! These include borrowing library books, videos, CDs and equipment; and writing exams.
Where: Get your Photo ID at Registration Services, on the first floor.
When: During Registration hours.
Please note: You will need to bring 1 piece of picture ID (or 2 pieces of ID with no picture) along with your registration receipt or Student Number.
More information: http://www.viu.ca/smartcard/index.asp
Student Computer Account
Why: you'll need your computer account to log on to campus computers and the VIU wireless network, VIU-Secure, and also for printing to VIU printers. Plus, you get 200MB worth of VIU network storage space with your account!
More information: http://www.viu.ca/technology/students/account.asp
Why: You'll use your library account to access millions of online articles, ebooks and online videos, and to borrow books, DVDs, CDs and equipment.
Where: Apply online or activate your library account in person at the Library Service Desk, on the first floor.
When: Online and in-person account activations are processed any time during Library hours.
Please note: You'll need your VIU Photo ID and/or Student Number to activate your library account and get your Library PIN number.
More information: http://www.viu.ca/library/account_stuemp.asp
Printing & Photocopying Account
Why: Pay printing and photocopying at VIU costs 10¢ per page for black & white printing and is available in all campus computer labs (115, 125, and 130).
Where: You can add money to your Payprint account and set up your photocopying PIN online at https://payprint.viu.ca using a credit card, or, if using debit or cash, at the Library Service Desk on the first floor.
When: Library staff can help you with printing and photocopying during Library hours.
Please note: Amounts added to your PayPrint account are not refundable.
More information: http://www.viu.ca/technology/students/printing.asp