Accessing the Writing Centre


The Writing Centre is located on VIU's main campus, on the 4th floor of the library (Building 305, Room 474).


We are generally open weekdays year-round, with reduced staffing in summer. To see a tutor without an appointment, you can drop in between 11am and 1pm, Monday to Friday.


You can get to the Writing Centre in two ways:

  • Take the central stairs to the 4th floor (the next one up from the library's main floor); turn left and walk through the stacks to the common area; the Writing Centre is on your left.
  • Take the elevator (adjacent to the service desk on the main floor of the library) to the 4th floor; as you exit the elevator, the Writing Centre is directly across the common area.

If you have any questions or concerns about accessing the Writing Centre, please feel free to contact us.


If you are a VIU distance student, you can consult a tutor via online appointment (either by uploading a paper, called "etutoring," or by video chat). Please note that not all of our tutors offer online services.