How do I book equipment?

Most equipment in the collection is bookable for periods of up to 7 days at a time, and can be picked up from the Library Service Desk during open hours.

A VIU ID card is required when picking up equipment.


The equipment loans page allows VIU students, employees, and retirees to book equipment in a self-serve manner.

Follow these steps to book equipment:

  1. Select the campus that you would like to book equipment from on the left.
  2. Find the equipment that you would like to borrow. You can browse everything at once, or narrow to specific categories using the drop-down "category" menu
  3. Click on the item you would like
  4. Click the "Go To Date" button to select the date you would like to borrow it
  5. If it's available, click on the green square to select a pick-up time
  6. Select a return date on the bottom of the page
  7. Click "Add to Cart & Checkout" to complete your transaction; or "Add to Cart" if you would like to add additional equipment
  8. Read through the Terms & Conditions; click "continue" if you agree.
  9. Fill in the form and click "Submit my Booking"

Below are a series of screenshots showing each of these steps. Use the arrows on the sides to navigate.

Your booking will be mediated by a library employee, and you will receive a confirmation notice if it is approved. Once your request has been approved, bring your VIU card to the Library Service Desk at the date and time that you specified to pick up the equipment.

  • Last Updated Feb 27, 2024
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  • Answered By Luke McLeod

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