University of Victoria Archives and Special Collections units serve as a research and teaching resource for students, faculty, and the community at large. Located on the lower level of the McPherson Library in the William C. Mearns Centre for Learning, the University Archives and Special Collections share a beautiful and serene location that includes a reading room, classroom, exhibit space and a climate-controlled vault.
Each year, scholars and visitors from around the globe use these invaluable resources. The resulting scholarship contributes to the continued expansion of human knowledge and understanding.
The University Archives and Special Collections Reading Room
(A005 – William C. Mearns Centre for Learning) is open to the public Monday to Friday, 8:30 – 4:30 p.m. (September-April) and 10:30 – 4:30 p.m. (May-August)