General Information and Eligibility
Health Sciences Library Off-Campus Library Services are available to those students not living in Saskatoon who are currently registered in a health sciences program, including nursing and off campus placements. This service is also available to medical residents at the U of S, who are on rotations outside of Saskatoon. If you are an off-campus student, but are not affiliated with one of the Health Sciences Colleges, you are entitled to general Off Campus Library Services rather than the Health Sciences off-campus services.
Research Assistance Remote Access to U of S Libraries Requesting Materials Owned by the U of S
Requesting Materials Not Owned by the U of S Material Delivery Returning Books Turnaround Time Further Information
Need help getting started on a paper? Not sure what databases to search? Having trouble identifying "peer reviewed" journals? Library staff are available to answer your questions throughout your research process. You are welcome to submit questions either by email through the "Ask a Librarian" function, or by calling (306) 966-5991.
Anyone can access the U of S catalogue by logging on to http://library.usask.ca/hsl/ .However, to access certain databases and electronic journals, you will need a valid library card, and need to configure your web browser so that you are recognized as part of the U of S community.
Remote Access to the Library Website Proxy Server Settings
Requesting Materials Owned by the U of SBooks:
You may search our catalogue, identify books of interest, and then request the books in any of the following ways. The simplest method is to use our Online Book Request Form. However, if you have a small number of items, you can also email or fax us the titles you require. If you need a large quantity of books, please send us your requests directly from the catalogue.
Whatever method you choose, be sure to supply your: name, phone number (work and home), address, student number, and the day your assignment is due. This information will help us in getting the materials to you in time to complete your assignment. Please keep in mind that some of the books may be signed out, and we might be unable to get them to you in time for your assignment.
- Online Book Request Form
- Fax: (306) 966-5918
- For further inquiries reqarding book orders
phone: (306) 966-5995
- Place a checkmark beside each title you would like to order
- Click on "Save Marked Records"
- Click on "View Saved" and email the records to yourself
- Forward the email to: email@example.com with your name, phone number, address, student number and/or banner id (BID no.), and the date that your assignment is due.
You may search our databases, identify articles of interest, then request them in any of the following ways. The simplest method is to use our Online Journal Request Form. However, if you have a small number of items, you can also phone, e-mail or fax us the titles you require.
Whatever method you choose, be sure to supply your: name, phone number (work and home), address, student number, and the day your assignment is due. This information will help us in getting the materials to you in time to complete your assignment.
Sometimes you will come across books or journals not owned by the U of S Libraries that you feel would be useful to your project. These can be ordered on your behalf from another library. Simply submit your requests for books or journal articles using the Interlibrary Loan Request Form. Please keep in mind that turnaround time will be longer because of the ordering process. If you have a Medline or CINAHL accession number, or source from which you found the citation, please include it. It makes the ordering procedure much faster!
Library books and photocopied journal articles will be mailed to your home address. Library books may be returned in person, or through the mail using an enclosed post-paid return label. There are no charges to off-campus patrons for this service.
Books owned by the University of Saskatchewan Library:
Your books will arrive with an enclosed, prepaid addressed label. Should you lose this label, please return your books to the following address:
Interlibrary Loans/Off Campus Library Services
Health Sciences Library
University of Saskatchewan Library
Room B205 Health Sciences Building
107 Wiggins Road
Saskatoon SK S7N 5E5
The loan period is five weeks from the check-out date. This includes 2 weeks for delivery/return; 3 weeks for use. Please be aware that fines will accumulate for overdue material.
Books owned by other Libraries:
The due dates for books borrowed for you via Interlibrary Loan are determined by the lending libraries. Your due date will be recorded on a paper sleave attached to the book. Do not remove this sleave from the book. Please ensure that the book is returned to our library by your due date by mailing to the above address. We will return the book to the lending library for you.
Please be sure to allow time for library staff to locate, photocopy and mail your items to you. Count on approximately a week between the time our library receives your request and the time you receive the material. Our busiest times of the year are from October to early December, and mid-January to March, so you should allow more time during these peak periods.
Off-Campus Library Services (formerly U-Study) has a useful website that contains detailed information about how to use the library for research purposes. This site contains many research guides on a variety of topics. This website also includes tutorials and handouts as well as useful advice on writing a research paper.
The website is located at: http://library.usask.ca/murray/offcampus/index.php
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