Recent changes in the Libraries

Whether you're brand new to UVic Libraries or it's been a while since you last stepped inside our buildings, you should know about our latest changes.

Book a Tek Booth

We have recently installed four Tek Booths on the main floor of the Mearns - McPherson Library.

Tek Booths are private, enclosed booths perfect for Zoom classes or virtual meetings. They provide power, wireless Internet, and offer a personal space for study.

You can book time in a Tek Booth using our study space booking system.


Coming soon: our new service desk!

We're building a new service desk and expanded study space in Mearns – McPherson Library! Construction will begin on December 5 and is expected to be completed by summer 2023.

During construction, the main Ask Us desk will be moved to the Music + Media desk at the back of the building.

See our Library Renovations guide for details and updates.

New ways to get personalized research help

UVic librarians help students, staff, and faculty conduct research, evaluate information, cite their sources, and more.

New this fall, librarians are offering more accessibility with online appointment bookings for Zoom or in-person research help. Get help shaping your research question, developing your search strategy, or finding and citing sources. 

Book a librarian appointment today

Library Search is now live!

The new UVic Libraries search interface went live on June 28, 2022. Library Search lets you search our entire collection or limit to certain types of resources like books, journals, electronic, or print. 

For more information about how to make the most of Library Search, read our detailed help documents or watch our help videos.

If you have any questions, or if you notice any issues, please contact