We are the 2nd largest branch library at the U of S
We opened in 1970
We serve the colleges and schools: Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy and Nutrition, Kinesiology, and the School of Physical Therapy
We subscribe to over 200 current print journals and over 5000 electronic journals, and have over 52,000 books
We house 3 specialized collections: Brodie History of Medicine, Baltzan Medical Canadiana, and Abram Hoffer Orthomolecular Collection
We provide access to 16 Learning Commons computers, 4 Mac computers, 4 public access computers, a scanner, both a black and white and a colour printer, open network lines and access to the U of S wireless network
Phone and fax numbers, address
Leslie & Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library
104 Clinic Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E5
Telephone: (306) 966-5991 Facsimile: (306) 966-5918
Who may borrow from the Health Sciences Library?
All currently registered students, faculty, and staff at the University of Saskatchewan can borrow material from any branch of the University of Saskatchewan Library
Alumni from the U of S may apply for a card for free proof of an alumni card which allows borrowing of books and journals, but not access to university owned electronic resources, such as databases and journals. Alumni can contact the library to apply for a card
External borrowers are persons not affiliated with the U of S and may purchase a borrower's card at the cost $150.00 per year. This allows borrowing of books and journals, but not access to university owned electronic resources, such as databases and journals. External borrowers can contact the library to purchase a card
If I forget my card, can I just give my student number?
Is there a limit on the number of books I can take out?
- Students, faculty and staff can borrow up to 150 items. If you do not fall within one of these categories, please inquire at the circulation desk or phone 306-966-5991 for further information.
Are there fines for returning material late? YES!
Books are $1.00 per day to a maximum of $25.00 per item
Book loan period is 3 weeks and 2 renewals are permitted if no holds are placed on the item
You are guaranteed a loan period of 7 days, after which the item is subject to recalls by other patrons. Overdue recalled books are fined $2.00 per day to a maximum of $50.00 per item
Journals are $1.00 per day to a maximum of $25.00 per item
Journal loan period is 3 weeks and 2 renewals are permitted if no holds are placed on the item
: it is not
necessary to bring books to the library to renew them. They can be renewed by you on our website: Renew your Books
. Please do not call the library to renew booksNOTE: Renewed books will be due 3 weeks from the date that you renew them. For example, if your sign out books on January 2 with a due date of January 23 and you renew them on January 9, the new due date will be January 30. To ensure you get the maximum renewal time, it is best to do the online renewal as close to the due date as possible and always check the current date due so fines do not incur.
Can I recommend a book for the library to purchase?
The catalogue says that the book (or journal) is on the shelf, but it's not. Where would it be?
Items may be behind the circulation desk waiting for reshelving, being used by someone in the library, being repaired, being photocopied, or just plain lost! Or maybe it's in another branch location
Please ask at the circulation desk if you can not find an item
Do I have to return material to the same library it was signed out from?
What happens if I lose Library material?
When you sign out library material, you are responsible for its safe return. If the material is lost, you will be charged the replacement cost of the item, plus a $30.00 processing fee.
My professor said that he/she put material "on reserve". What does that mean?
This is usually required reading for the class. It is held behind the Circulation Desk, and can be signed out for a short time, ranging from 2 hours to a day. You need to have a call number for staff to retrieve reserve materials for you. Look it up from the Catalogue
Can I take reserve material out overnight?
Can I take reserve material out of the library?
Where are the photocopiers?
Photocopiers are located on the first floor of the library by the bookable study rooms, and by the offices on the 2nd floor
How do I add money to my printing account?
- Money can be added to print accounts at the circulation desk. Cash, interac and credit cards are accepted. A $2.00 minimum is required for interac and a $5.00 minimum is required for credit card purchase.
Where can I buy a photocopy card?
Cards can be purchased in Room B18, which is Medical Stores, located on the ground floor of the Health Sciences Building. Open Mon.-Fri. 8 AM to 4:30 PM. They can also be purchased at the USSU Information Centre on the main level in Place Riel.
Several size cards are available: 35 copies for $6.00, 115 copies for $18.00, 300 copies for $45.75. All cards include a $1.00 deposit and taxes. One machine in the Health Sciences Library will add value to your card but it accepts only change! NO BILLS. Can I use change at the photocopier?
Yes you can. Health Sciences has one coin operated machine that accepts nickels, dimes, quarters, loonies, and toonies!
Change is not provided in the Health Sciences Library. The Copy Center Desk
in the Main Library will provide change for copying purposes.
Can I use my copy card from another university?
Can I make transparencies in the photocopiers?
What is an NSID?
NSID stands for "Network Services ID" and consists of a username and password that provides access to most network-based services on campus including e-mail, software, protected webpages, and storage space for your own documents.
NSID's are available only to faculty, staff and students of the U of S and can be obtained from the Help Centre
in Room 70 Arts Building, or at the IT Help Desk in the Health Sciences Library or Murray Library in the Murray Building
Where is the computer lab?
Can I install my own software on a library computer?
Can I download information from the Internet on to my own storage device?
Can I use wireless technology in the library?
A wireless environment enables you to access the University network (email, mainframe applications, shared folders, printers, etc.) and the Internet in a high speed, secure environment without the need for wires and cables. Wireless access is available in all the libraries: Education & Music, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law , Murray (1st, 2nd, and 5th floors), Science, and Veterinary Medicine.
Can I find journal articles in the Library Catalogue?
No. All you can find, is whether or not we subscribe to a particular journal. To find journal articles, you must select and search a database
What journals does the Health Sciences Library currently receive?
You can use the Catalogue
to find out whether we subscribe to a journal (print or online). Change the Search box menu from "Word" to "Title" and change "Entire Collection" to "All Journal Titles". Then type in the name of the journal you are interested in.
Can all journals be borrowed?
Do I need a call number to find journals in the Health Sciences Library?
No, Health Sciences journals are arranged alphabetically by their title such as "Archives of Internal Medicine" would be found under "A" for "Archives"
Every word in a title counts in the alphabetical sequence, for example within the title "Journal of the American Geriatric Association", the words "of" and "the" count in the alphabetical sequence
Sometimes locating a certain journal or a certain volume can be confusing. Please inquire at the circulation desk if you can't find something you are looking forward. We are more than happy to help you out!
How do I find a journal when the name of the journal is actually an abbreviation, such as JAMA or BMJ?
My journal title seems to be abbreviated. How do I find out what it stands for?
How can I tell which journals are "peer reviewed"?
This can be tricky! Some databases such as ABI/Inform Global allow you to check off the option "Show articles from peer reviewed publications only". The articles that appear will be from a "peer reviewed" publication.
The other option is to check the title in the database "Ulrichsweb.com
If you need any help, please ask!
What electronic journals are available in the health sciences?
- You can search the journal titles that are available from our Electronic Journals Page through either subject category or title.
I got to the publisher's site, but I'm being asked for a user ID and password. What do I do now?
Unfortunately, prompting for a user ID and password often means we no longer have access to the title
Let a library staff member know and we will investigate the status of the title
What is a database?
Which database should I use for my paper?
This all depends on the topic of your paper, since different databases focus on different subject areas. Check here for a listing of Databases by Subject Area
. Still unsure? Please ask a librarian - we'd be glad to help!
Connecting from Home
I'd like to search the library catalogue and do some research from home....How do I do this?
From the library homepage, you can log into the library site on the left hand side of the screen using your NSID/password and then simply search the catalogue as you would normally
If you do not logon initially and you reach a database or online journal that has restricted access, you will be asked for your NSID and password. Enter this information and search as you normally would.
I can't find what I'm looking for. My assignment is due on Monday! Can someone help me?
I'm starting a research proposal/project, but need some guidance. Is this available?
I'd like my class to become familiar with the library. How do I book an orientation session?
I'm new to the University. Could someone provide an orientation to the library?
Individuals may also request an orientation. Please contact your subject Liaison Librarian
to arrange a session.