Academic Services
The UVic Libraries website at <uvic.ca/library> provides access to print and online resources, including electronic journals, indexes and databases. UVic Libraries’ website also offers a wide range of online user services, such as renewal and recall of items, reference help and interlibrary loans. The website is available at over 200 workstations in the libraries and can be accessed from home and the office 24 hours a day.
Mearns Centre for Learning–McPherson Library: Contains all of the library collections (except Law and Curriculum resources), as well as reserve materials, cartographic materials, music and media materials, microforms, Special Collections and the University Archives.
Diana M. Priestly Law Library (Fraser Building): Contains over 170,000 books, journals and federal and provincial parliamentary and legislative materials, and over 250,000 microform items of primary and secondary historical legal materials, as well as access to online database services.
Curriculum Library (MacLaurin Building): Primarily serves the learning, teaching and research needs of Education students. Resources include print materials, media materials, and specialized collections.
UVic is home to one of Canada's largest university art collections. With nearly 20,000 artworks, and featuring strengths in art of the Pacific Northwest and the Arts and Crafts Movement, the collections provide a rich resource for teaching and research. The collections are showcased at the Legacy Art Gallery, located downtown at 630 Yates Street, at the Legacy Maltwood in the McPherson Library (Mearns Centre for Learning), and in a range of locations across campus and in the community. Further information on Legacy Art Galleries and its collections is available online at <legacy.uvic.ca> or from the Legacy Art Gallery at 250-721-6562.
Situated off-campus in downtown Victoria, Legacy features innovative rotating exhibitions and programming with campus and community partners. Our downtown gallery space was Michael Williams' gift to the University of Victoria along with an art collection focusing on the Pacific Northwest region. Our staff will give you a warm welcome and introduce you to the current exhibits.