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General Info  rmation
Library Branches We have 2 branches. Lansdowne and Interurban.
Service Hours 
Library Policies   

Most policies can be found here:

Library Floor Plans

Not available

Circulation / Checkout / Loans Phone Numbers

Lansdowne Library 250-370-3619

Interurban Library 250-370-3828

Reference Desk Phone Numbers

Lansdowne:  250-370-3622

Interurban 250-370-4630

Call 250-370-3619 if no answer at other numbers 

For other research help options consult the AskALibrarian page.

Circulation / Checkout / Loans email

Laptop loan information:

Email address for Reference Questions
Phone Number for Text Message Reference Service Not available
Resources & Services
Library Catalogue

NOTE: We do not load MARC records for major e-book or streaming video collections; please check EDS ("Single Search") or individual databases.

Library Search  We use EBSCO Discovery Service (locally called Single Search).
It is available as the default search widget on the library homepage; also as an Advanced search under the Search tab page (the advanced search option is a link under the search widget on this page):,uid&profile=eds
Indexes & Databases

By title A-Z:

Limit to article databases only:

By subject: subject access to our databases is through the LibGuides A-Z page. You can select subjects from a drop down menu.
You can also filter by resource types (e.g. e-book collections, encyclopedias, images, etc.) through the Filter by database types drop down menu.

We have a Troubleshooting e-resources guide that outlines known issues, scheduled maintenance, etc.

Institutional Repository / Digital Collections CCspace Institutional Repository
Google Scholar link Camosun's Google Scholar access
Database Authentication

Off campus login for licensed resources is via EZproxy. Same as Computer Account (Student number 'C012345' from ID card and password). 

Domain passwords can be reset at

Subject Guides Subject guides 
Citation Guides

Citation guides 

Instruction Within the Faculty services guide
List of Librarians  There is a subject liaison librarian list here: 
Reserves This link automatically puts you in the Reserves section of the catalogue. Search by course name or number.
Interlibrary Loans 
Within databases and discovery layer, use the "Request from another library" link.

Article request form (online submission):

Book request form (online submission):

NOTE: Requests can also be emailed to

eJournals We use EBSCO's Publication Finder. Journals & magazines search
Print Journals The library has a small number of print magazines which can be borrowed for 4 weeks. Check the catalogue record for the most accurate holdings.  Journals are shelved alphabetically by title. There are no call numbers.
Technical Help

Troubleshooting eresources guide: 

Problem report form (direct link): 

Email our general library account: or phone during opening hours. 

Depending on the nature of the technical problem, the ITS department can be contacted during the day (for printing, domain account passwords):

Writing /Tutoring Centre Contact

Other help centres (Math, ESL, etc.)

WriteAway link Camosun College WriteAway service
eResources Emergency Contact

Gwenda Bryan, Systems & Discovery Librarian (M-F, 8-4pm) @ 250-370-3610 /;

OR call 250-370-3619 for referral to available help

Evenings & weekends call 250-370-3619.

Problem report form (direct link): 

Borrowing Information
Library Cards

Student cards are also library cards.

A detailed list of various student accounts:

Loan Period
Holds / Recalls / Requests

Use the Place Hold option in the library catalogue or EDS.

Library catalogue (OPAC) My Account uses Camosun ID/ domain account.


Regular loans can be renewed twice. Reserves cannot be renewed. Eligible items will be automatically renewed. Refer to the link below for other options.

Fines / Penalties
Borrowing Policies

Library Account Information

 Use Camosun domain account (aka myCamosun).

After hours book returns

Interurban library has a stand alone metal book return outside the Campus Centre building to the right of the entrance off Interurban Road and one at the 'back" of the same building.

Lansdowne library has a stand alone metal book return outside the Library building to the left of the entrance.

Equipment & Facilities
Wireless Access

Password reset station for student domains:

Photocopiers & printing

Our ITS department implemented cloud printing with PaperCut. Students are encouraged to ask for help setting a PIN at the Technical Support (LAN) or Library Services (INT) desks.

Microfilm / Microfiche Not available.
Computer Labs

Campus computer info:

Library Computers

Library desktop computers are available on a drop-in basis - they cannot be reserved. 

Guest access is available during non-peak times.

The Library has a laptop lending program in place for both 4 hour bookings and a semester long loan

  • laptop at Interurban – 4 hour loan - starts in the fall term
  • laptop at Lansdowne – 4 hour loan - starts in the fall term
  • laptop – semester loan

This will link to the page with booking forms:

Laptop loan information:

Meeting / Study Rooms

Both campuses have group study rooms that students can book online at

Campus Information
Academic Calendar  Program and course calendars:
Class Timetable

Possible to search without having to login at:

Exam Schedules Guest access to MyCamosun allows you to see current course offerings and relevant exam schedules.
Campus Maps
Campus Web Site Map  Not available.
Other Resources
AskAway Local Administrator(s) 

Ally Flynn ( 250-370-4633) (direct office number) or 250-370-3622 (Research Help Desk)

Back up: Margie Clarke; 250-370-4533 (direct office number)

Back-up Phone Number  Try the Research Help Desk at Lansdowne: 250-370-3622 or the Library Services Desk at 250-370-3619.
Any other useful information?  

Last reviewed & updated August 31, 2023