UVic Libraries Askaway Profile

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UVic Libraries

Library homepage

http://www.uvic.ca/library

General information

Library branches

There are 2 libraries at UVic:
McPherson Library
Diana M. Priestly Law Library (Fraser Bldg – Under construction in 2023, there may be detours posted on site)

Service hours

http://www.uvic.ca/library/locations/index.php

Library policies

http://www.uvic.ca/library/use/policies/index.php

Library floor plans

http://www.uvic.ca/library/use/floormaps/index.php

Circulation / Checkout/
Loans Phone Numbers

McPherson Library 250.721.8230
Priestly Law Library 250.721.8565

Email

 

askus@uvic.ca

(Note: Research help appointments can be made with a specific or next available librarian at https://libcal.uvic.ca/appointments/researchhelp)

Text reference Text us @ 778-718-5745 (Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm)

Resources & Services

Library Search

https://search.library.uvic.ca

Indexes & databases

Google Scholar

http://www.uvic.ca/library/find/databases/index.php

Google Scholar

Database authentication

http://www.uvic.ca/library/use/connect/index.php

Subject guides

http://www.uvic.ca/library/research/guides/index.php

Citation help

https://www.uvic.ca/library/help/citation/index.php

Instruction

http://www.uvic.ca/library/research/tips/index.php

List of librarians

http://www.uvic.ca/library/research/librarians/index.php 

or patrons can book an appointment with the next available or a specific librarian at https://libcal.uvic.ca/appointments/

 

Course reserves

Built into BrightSpace (for students). Instructors can email reserves@uvic.ca. Physical items are shelved on the main floor behind the Ask Us Desk.

Interlibrary loan

http://www.uvic.ca/library/use/borrow/illo/uvic/index.php

E-journals

http://lg5jh7pa3n.search.serialssolutions.com/

Technical help

http://www.uvic.ca/library/use/computers/inthelibraries/index.php

E-Resources

UVic Electronic Resources esourcehelp@uvic.libanswers.com for reporting outages or issues. Before referring, please confirm if this is system-wide or just the patron's computer. Please test yourself and confer with colleagues on campus. Contact details should include time/day, type of computer and specific error message.

E-Resource emergency contact

David Boudinot () Contact only when databases are down.

Before contacting David, please confirm if this is system-wide or just the patron's computer. Please test yourself and confer with colleagues on campfire. Contact details should include time/day, type of computer and specific error message.

Centre for Academic Communication (Writing centre)

http://www.uvic.ca/library/locations/home/learning/cac.php

Borrowing Information

Library cards

http://www.uvic.ca/library/use/borrow/borrowing/cards/index.php

Loan periods

http://www.uvic.ca/library/use/borrow/borrowing/index.php

Holds / Recalls / Requests

http://www.uvic.ca/library/use/borrow/index.php

Renewals

http://www.uvic.ca/library/use/borrow/renew/index.php

Fines / Penalties

http://www.uvic.ca/library/use/borrow/fines/index.php
(how to pay, how to appeal, charges for lost, missing and damaged items)

Borrowing policies

http://www.uvic.ca/library/use/borrow/borrowing/index.php

Library account information

https://search.library.uvic.ca/discovery/account?vid=01VIC_INST:01UVIC&section=overview&lang=en

Alumni / External borrowers

Alumni http://www.uvic.ca/library/use/info/alumni/index.php

External borrowers http://www.uvic.ca/library/use/info/community/index.php

Databases for Alumni: http://webapp.library.uvic.ca/databases/results.php?alumni=y

After hours book return

McPherson Library: located on the outside wall to the right of the main entrance

Priestly Law Library: NO after hours book return available

Equipment & Facilities

Computers, Internet access

http://www.uvic.ca/library/use/computers/inthelibraries/index.php

Wireless printing

http://www.uvic.ca/library/use/computers/copy/printing/index.php

Photocopiers & printers

http://www.uvic.ca/library/use/computers/copy/index.php
(locations, costs, copycards)

Microforms

http://www.uvic.ca/library/locations/other/microforms/index.php

Study rooms (book online)

http://www.uvic.ca/library/use/studyroom/index.php

Learning Commons

http://www.uvic.ca/library/locations/learning/index.php

Washrooms

Lower level, main floor (in BiblioCafe), 2nd floor, 3rd floor. local FAQ

Campus Information

Academic calendar

https://www.uvic.ca/calendar

Class timetable

https://www.uvic.ca/BAN1P/bwckschd.p_disp_dyn_sched

Exam schedules

http://www.uvic.ca/current-students/home/academics/examinations/timetable.php

Campus maps

http://www.uvic.ca/search/browse/maps.php

UVic web sitemap

http://www.uvic.ca/search/browse/az.php

Centre for Academic Communication (Writing Centre)

http://www.uvic.ca/library/locations/home/learning/cac.php

Campus security / Safewalk http://www.uvic.ca/security/safety/security/safewalk/index.php

Other Resources

AskAway local administrator

Tina Bebbington |250.721.8252 |
FAQs http://libanswers.uvic.ca/

Infoline (distance education service)

http://www.uvic.ca/library/locations/other/iline/index.php

Special collections

http://www.uvic.ca/library/locations/spcoll/index.php

Archives

http://www.uvic.ca/library/locations/archives/index.php

Suggest-a-book form

http://www.uvic.ca/library/use/suggest.php