Welcome Centre

Phone: 250.746.3500
Email: Info@viu.ca

Campus Store

Phone: 1.866.965.2665
You can also order online from the VIU Campus Store.

Class cancellations and campus weather closures

Info Commons

  • computers with MS Office for students to use during regular campus hours
  • printing and scanning
  • study rooms

Photocopying and printing

You can use a photocopier and printer in the Library on campus. Please ask Library staff for current copy charges.

Emergency phone system

An elevator phone connects directly to emergency services at the push of a button. Police, fire department, first aid or ambulance services will be dispatched immediately by the security company. 

First aid

For first aid on campus, please alert a staff member or call Local 6600 from any campus phone.

Food services

A microwave is located on the second floor near the vending machines.


Phone: 250.746.3517
Email: CowLibrary@viu.ca
Web: VIU Library
Research help, borrowing books, DVDs, equipment, online resources, student photo id cards.

The Library is closed in July and August and on statutory holidays; variation in hours will be posted.


Free. Ask for one at the Welcome Centre.

Lost and found

Items are turned in to the Welcome Centre. Food and beverage containers can only be held for 24 hours all other items are kept for up to two months.


Free parking at the Cowichan campus. Observe all posted signs, reserved spaces and tow away zones.


Courtesy phone for local calls is in the stairwell on the first floor, opposite the campus store.