New for Fall 2021

Whether you're brand new to UVic Libraries or if it's been awhile since you last stepped inside our buildings, you should know about some changes we've made beginning this Fall 2021 semester.

Get help at Mearns – McPherson Library

Mearns – McPherson Library services will now be provided from a central service point. The Media & Music and the Research Help desks have closed and now you can get help and borrow equipment from the Ask Us Desk. It is located to the right as you enter the library.

Visit the Ask Us Desk to:

  • sign out books
  • borrow chargers, equipment and laptops
  • ask for help with research
  • get help with printing, computers and productivity software
  • get help with locating materials

We look forward to helping you!

Unplug in our new screen-free zone

Mearns/McPherson Library is pleased to launch the new “Unplug(ged)” - a tech-free space. Located in the north corner of the library behind the Music and Media area, Unplug(ged) is a space without of any type of digital screen. We hope this space provides a de-stress zone to lessen the anxiety of digital overload, and to conduct more mindful learning and reflection, without the burdens of distraction. Lockers for safe storage of tech equipment are located outside the space.