International students

McPherson Library is located in the William C. Mearns Centre for Learning. The libraries provide access to a wealth of academic information in various formats, plus services and training to support your study at UVic.

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What can I do in the library?

  • Search & find Use search everything to find books, journals, data, audio-visual materials, e-resources and more. Journal articles can be searched in subject-related databases. You may also want to look at relevant e-journals. If you have a netlink ID and password, you will be able to get to all of our resources from off campus.
  • Browse the shelves Journals and books are shelved together according to their related subjects, which makes it easy for you to browse your areas of interests. 
  • Borrow materials Check out borrowing information to find out how many items you can borrow and how long to keep them. You can renew your items if others have not requested them. 
  • Borrow materials not available at UVic Use interlibrary loan to borrow materials from other libraries. The titles of your requests must be in romanized alphabet.
  • Study We have many study spaces. Book a study room online for group meetings. If you're a graduate student you can sign up for a graduate locker.
  • Find course reserves Your professor may have put books or articles on course reserve for your class.
  • Computers, printing and photocopying Ask the staff at the Ask Us Desk for help with computers, printing or photocopying.
  • Get academic help The Learning Commons in McPherson library provides academic writing support and learning help. You can make appointments with tutors online.
  • Get Research help – Ask Us!  Librarians at the Research Help desk assist with finding information for your research assignments, by helping you articulate your research question, identify the best sources and formulate your search strategy.  When you don't know where to start, or you can't think of what to do next, we can help. Contact us  in person, by phone, email, text, or chat .

How do I do research?