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Visit the library, discover resources, and learn valuable research skills that will help you get ahead! During a Library Orientation, you'll explore the many resources and services at your own campus library, and gain the research skills you'll need to make your academic year a success. Topics covered in an orientation include:

  • General overview of the library website and services
  • How to use the Research Databases
  • How to find scholarly, peer-reviewed articles
  • How to find books and DVDs
  • How to locate and order materials from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan.

Orientations are scheduled primarily during September, October and January, and take about an hour. Sign-up sheets for scheduled orientations are located in the library.

Can't fit a scheduled orientation into your busy calendar? You may request an individual orientation at any time during our open hours by contacting your nearest campus library.

If you're a Distance student, you can also participate in an orientation, specific to your needs, by telephone. Call our toll-free number to set up an orientation with a librarian, and learn about the resources and services available to our Distance students.

Want to book an orientation?

Contact your nearest campus library to request an orientation.

Campbell River:

Comox Valley:

Port Alberni:

Mt Waddington:
250-949-7912 Ext 2844

1-800-715-0914 ex. 5097

You can also email an
NIC Librarian.