Get a Library Card

  • Affiliate borrowers must present an authorized card to borrow materials or request services from the U of S library. 
  • To receive or update a U of S library card, present the following two pieces of valid identification at any library check-out desk:
    • Your library card or ID card for you home institution
    • Something that show your current address (e.g. driver's licence, dated mail delivered to your home address, etc.)
  • 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. 
  • 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, or by phone. Contact any library location for help. 

Borrowing and Interlibrary Loan Privileges

As an affiliate borrower, your borrowing privileges and access to interlibrary loan services are determined by your home organization. When you sign up for your U of S library card ask for a print out of your borrowing privileges or ask for help at any library check-out desk.

Our standard loan periods and fees apply to affiliate borrowers. 

Electronic Resources

External borrowers have limited access to licensed electronic resources like databases, e-journals, and online articles. 

The library is legally obligated to respect the licensing agreements we have with digital publishers. These licensing agreements limit online access 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)