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Welcome

Welcome to VIU Library's Special Collections

The Special Collection’s mission is to identify, collect, organize, preserve, and provide access to material which supports the educational, scholarly, and research needs of the VIU community.   (For more information, see the Special Collections Guidelines page.)

Visiting Special Collections

Location: Library's Main (3rd) Floor, Nanaimo Campus

 

Monday – Friday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

For general queries, please contact
the Special Collections Coordinator:

Faith Takishita
faith.takishita@viu.ca
250.753.3245  ex 2268

 

If the coordinator is not available, please contact the Library Director: Tim Atkinson, tim.atkinson@viu.ca

Rotary Centennial Room

 Rotary Centennial Room #1

The Rotary Centennial Room, otherwise known as the Reading Room, is where researchers study and use Special Collections materials. 

William C. Wonders Collection

William C. Wonders Collection #1

The William C. Wonders Collection refers to the 'vault' where the books and other materials are stored in Special Collections.   This is an example of compact storage with moving shelves. 

Special Collections Location

Special Collections Location

The entrance to the Special Collections is located on the main (3rd) floor of the VIU Library just past the Service Desk.