Get a library card

External borrowers can get a U of S library card for a non-refundable annual fee of $150. You must present your U of S library card any time you wish to borrow materials or use services from the library.
  • External borrowers must present a valid library card to borrow materials or request services from the U of S library. 
  • To receive or update a U of S library card, present two pieces of valid identification at any library check-out desk. One piece of ID must list 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 Privileges

  • External borrowers are able to borrow up to 10 items at a time.
  • Interlibrary loan (ILL) services are available for a fee of $10 to search for an item and an additional $10 when the item is received. The search fee is non-refundable if the item cannot be located or is not available for ILL. 
  • External borrowers do not have access to extended loans or items in the reserve collection. 
  • Our standard loan periods and fees apply to external 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)