Get a Library Card

  • Affiliate borrowers must present a USask library card to borrow materials or request services from the USask library. 
  • To receive or update a USask library card, present the following two pieces of valid identification at any library check-out desk:
    • Proof of employment/appointment 
    • Something that shows your current address (e.g. driver's licence, dated mail delivered to your home address, etc.)
  • Your library card expires one year from the date of issue or at the end of the predefined terms of your employment.
  • If you lose your library card, let us know right away. We will freeze it to prevent anyone else from borrowing items under your name. Go to any library location to have a new card issued. 
  • Library notices are emailed or mailed to the address in your library account. It is your reponsibility to provide the library with accurate contact information and keep it up to date. If we detect an incorrect address, your library account will be frozen until it is updated. You can update your contact information in person, online via MyProfile, or by phone. Contact any library location for help. 

When you sign up for your USask library card ask for a print out of your borrowing privileges, ask for help at any library check-out desk, or check your Borrower Info in My Library Account.

Borrowing Privileges & Online Access

  • As an affiliate borrower, your borrowing privileges and access to interlibrary loan services are determined by your home organization.
  • Standard loan periods and fines apply to affiliate borrowers. 
  • Some affiliate borrowers may have limited access to licensed electronic resources like databases, e-journals, and online articles. Check the borrower info in My Library Account for details or ask for help at any library check-out desk. 
    • Most of our licensing agreements limit access to electronic resources to current students, faculty, and staff and anyone connecting from on-campus computers. Each of our seven library locations have public access computers that you can use to access our electronic resources. Find out more about computers in the library
  • Saskatchewan health professionals may be eligible to access online resources through the Saskatchewan Health Information Resources Partnership (SHIRP)