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General Information
Library Branches

Comox Valley

Campbell River

Port Alberni


Library Hours
Library Policies  
Library Floor Plans N/A



Loans Phones Numbers

Comox Valley: (250) 334-5037

Campbell River: (250) 923-9785

Port Alberni : (250) 724-8733

Mixalakwila: 250-949-7912 ext 2844

Reference Desk Contact

Comox Valley: 250-334-5293

Toll-free: 1-800-715-0914 ext. 5293


Resources & Services
Library Search

Discovery Search (search everything) is the default search on our homepage:

Direct access to Discovery Search:,guest&custid=s5672520&groupid=main&profile=eds

Library Catalogue

Books & Media tab on our homepage:

Direct access to the catalogue:

Indexes & Databases

A-Z List:

Off Campus Database Authentication

Use myNIC user ID (lowercase letter 'n' followed by student number. For example, n0999999).

Subject Guides
Citation Guides

Mary Anne Guenther, Coordinator of Library Services; Ph: (250) 334-5001; email:

Lynette Gallant, Public Services Librarian; Ph: (250) 334-5097; email:

Reserves 'Course Reserves' tab on the library homepage:
Interlibrary Loans


Technical Help IT helpdesk in library and learning commons :
Borrowing Information
Library Cards card
Loan Periods (Loan Periods & Fines tab)
Holds/ Recalls/ Requests
Renewals (see 'Loan Periods & Fines' tab for the number of renewals allowed on different items)

Items can be renewed by calling the library or online via My Account:

Fines/ Penalties (Loan Periods & Fines tab)
Borrowing Policies
Library Account Information
Equipment & Facilities
Internet Access/Wireless Access

All library computers are open access.

Wireless is available in all libraries for students. Connect to nic-wifi and use myNIC credentials. See (Wi-Fi tab) for more details.

Photocopiers & Printers & Scanners

B & W Printing: 10 cents per page

Colour Printing: 20 cents per page

Scanning to email or USB: Free

Microfilm/Microfiche N/A
Meeting/Study Rooms
Computers on Campus
Learning Commons
Research Support

(Research desk appointments can also be booked on this page)

Writing Support
Peer Tutoring
Math Support
IT Support
Campus Information
Academic Calendar

Academic Schedules & Deadlines:

NIC Programs & Courses:

Elder College:

Continuing Education:

Class Timetable
Exam Schedule
Campus Maps

Comox Valley:

Campbell River:

Port Alberni:

College Website
Other Resources
Faculty Resources

Copyright Guide:


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