University Librarian's Office
All of us at the University of Victoria Libraries are committed to the success of our students and faculty.
The library’s foundational role in acquiring and preserving research resources is critical in the complex digital environment of 21st century scholarship. Our expert staff are increasingly working within disciplines, across disciplines and beyond traditional boundaries, as we navigate this exciting landscape with our students, faculty and researchers.
We welcome the wider public into our physical spaces and actively seek partnerships with local and regional organizations to support and enhance the rich arts, culture and learning opportunities in our communities.
Welcome to UVic Libraries!
Our strategic planning process identified trends that affected the university, the campus and the library, highlighting the importance of
UVic Libraries employs approximately 144 staff, including 33 librarians. The library collections include:
- 2.1 million volumes
- 1.4 million microforms
- 137,000 journal subscriptions
The Libraries Coordination Team (LCT) seeks to provide leadership, and facilitate communication and decision-making for UVic Libraries; and to act as an advisory group to the University Librarian.
Planning for the McPherson Library building began in 1960. Since then, the library has grown in physical and collection size, and continues to do so.