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Special Collections & Archives: About

About VIU Library Special Collections & Archives


This page is under construction.

To book a research appointment or contact us with queries related to class visits and/or tours, please get in touch with:


Andie Tomlinson, Librarian, Coordinator for Special Collections

& Digital Integrations

250.753.3245 ext 2268


If the Coordinator is unavailable, please contact:

Ben Hyman, University Librarian


Mission Statement & Guidelines

The mission of VIU Library Special Collections is to identify, collect, organize, preserve, and provide access to rare and/or archival materials that support the educational, scholarly, and research needs of the VIU community. 

(For more information, see our Guidelines page.)

Due to the rare, valuable, and unique nature of this material, Special Collections is non-circulating and held in closed stacks. Research is conducted in the Reading Room, by appointment.

Contact Us / Visit Us


VIU Library, Nanaimo Campus, Building 305, Rm 303A



Monday - Friday. 9:00am - 4:00pm

All appointments should be made in advance with the Special Collections Librarian.