Borrowing and loans

This page describes borrowing at McPherson Library and the Curriculum Library. Find borrowing information for the Law Library.

Read the UVic Libraries loan policy.

UVic undergraduate students

Materials Loan Maximum items Renewals Fines
Regular loans 28 days 75 5 $1.00/day
Reserve items Please see our reserve borrowing information.
Laptops 2 hours 1 5 $0.35/min
Sound recordings 14 days - 5 $1.00/day
Video recordings next day 3pm - - $5.00/day
Media equipment (headphones, video cameras and more)

Please see our equipment borrowing guide.

Curriculum Library items 28 days 75 5 $1.00/day
Journals and periodicals Ask at a service desk
Reference items Ask at a service desk
University archives For use in library only
Microforms For use in library only

UVic graduate students, faculty and staff

Materials Loan Maximum items Renewals Fines
Regular loans Term Loans 200 5 $1.00/day
Reserve items Please see our reserve borrowing information.
Laptops 2 hours 1 5 $0.35/min
Sound recordings 14 days - 5 $1.00/day
Video recordings next day 3pm - - $5.00/day
Media equipment (headphones, video cameras and more) Please see our equipment borrowing guide.
Curriculum library items Term Loans 200 5 $1.00/day
Journals and periodicals Ask at a service desk
Reference items Ask at a service desk
University archives For use in library only
Microforms For use in library only

UVic alumni

Materials Loan Maximum items Renewals Fines
Regular loans 28 days 25 5 $1.00/day
Records, tapes, CDs, kits 14 days 5 of each 5 $1.00/day
Reserve items For use in reserve room only
Curriculum library items 28 days 25 5 $1.00/day
Journals and periodicals For use in library only
University archives For use in library only
Reference items For use in library only
Microforms For use in library only

Interlibrary loans are available for a fee.  Contact or phone 250-721-6161 for more information.

Videos and AV Equipment do not circulate to alumni.

Visiting scholars

Are you affiliated or will you be working with a UVic department?

Get library privileges through your sponsoring department. Please contact us at 250-721-8230 or with any questions.

If you're not affiliated with UVic, get in touch. Let us help you get set up with a library card. 

Contact the main loan desk at 250-721-8230 or .

Community members

Materials Loan Maximum items Renewals Fines
Regular loans 28 days 25 5 $1.00/day
Records, tapes, CDs, kits 14 days 5 of each 5 $1.00/day
Reserve items For use in reserve room only
Curriculum library items 28 days 25 5 $1.00/day
Journals and periodicals For use in library only
University archives For use in library only
Reference items For use in library only
Microforms For use in library only

Interlibrary loans are available for a fee.  Contact or phone 250-721-6161 for more information.

Videos and AV Equipment do not circulate to community members.

Contact us at the main loan desk (250-721-8230 or ) for more information.