Planning 10: Career Planning: Get Started: Library Basics
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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!
More information: Student Guide to Getting Started with VIU Technology
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
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, Building 305 Main 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: Library accounts for VIU students and employees
Apply for Your Library PIN Online
You need a Library PIN to:
- access e-books available through the VIU Library
- access online articles available through the VIU Library
- request books from the VIU Library
- request materials from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan
- View your Library record online
Note that you will not receive your PIN instantly. You will receive a confirmation within 24 hours.