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Workplace Essentials Skills Training (WEST): Photo ID & Accounts

This guide provides Library support to students in Workplace Essentials Skills Training programs.

Photo ID

Why: Your VIU Photo ID is essential to accessing services at VIU!  These include borrowing library books, videos, CDs and equipment; using the gym; using the Dining Dollars program in the cafeteria; and writing exams.

Where: Library Service Desk, Building 305 on the main floor.

When: During Library hours, up to 30 minutes before closing.

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: VIU Student ID Cards


Student Computer Account

Why: You'll need your Student 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!  

Where: Create your account online.  Staff in the Library or at the IT HelpDesk are available to help you.

Please note: Don't lose your work - practice good file management and always save to U:!

More information:  Student Guide to Getting Started with VIU Technology

Library Account

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: Create a password for your account here.

When: Your Library account is active for as long as you are enrolled in VIU courses. 

More information:  Library accounts for VIU students and employees

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. Colour printing is also available in the Library at a cost of $0.50 per page.

Where: You can add money to your Payprint account and set up your photocopying PIN online at using a credit card, or, if using debit or cash, at the Library Service Desk in Building 305, main 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: Student Guide to Getting Started with VIU Technology

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