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Finding Books in the Library

As of Fall 2015, VIU has approximately 7,000 books in its collection which is located at 4401 Village Drive. The library collection concentrates on materials specific to the academic disciplines within the curriculum - business, education, and computer science- and to the English as a second language (ESL) program. All VIU students, faculty, and staff may use any material in the Library collection.

Using the Online Catalog

With the library's electronic catalog, you can search for books and other materials by title, author, keyword, and ISBN (International Standard Book Number).

Browsing the Collection

Instead of using the online catalog, you may want to search for books by browsing the collection. Therefore, it's useful if you understand how the books in the collection are organized. The materials in the Library are organized using Library Catalog and Library of Congress Classification.

Listed below are the letters and titles of the main classes of the Library of Congress Classification. Click on any class to view an outline of its subclasses. The complete text of the classification schedules in printed volumes may be purchased from theCataloging Distribution Service. Online access to the complete text of the schedules is available in Classification Web, a subscription product that may also be purchased from the Cataloging Distribution Service.

The files are also available for downloading in WordPerfect format (noted as WP version) and in Word format (noted as Word version).

Library Catalog and Library of Congress Classification video

Using the Library

Bring your VIU Student Identification Card each time you visit the Library. You will be asked to show your ID card when you borrow materials and when you request reference assistance or other library services.