Travelling U of S Students, Faculty and Staff

  • Borrowing privileges and fines for services vary among libraries. 
  • You must be in good standing at the University Library (account not expired, no fines) to borrow from other libraries.
    • Other libraries may contact any of our library locations to confirm that you are in good standing. 
  • You are expected to follow the rules of your host library including loan periods and fines.
  • Contact your destination library to learn about privileges and fines before your departure. 

Borrowing from Canadian University Libraries

The U of S is currently part of a National Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement that ensures that faculty, staff, and students from participating Canadian universities are provided in-person access to the library collections of all participating universities. 

Before leaving the U of S

  • Bring your U of S ID card to the check-out desk of any of our seven library locations.
  • Members in good standing will be issued a COPPUL card valid to the end of the academic year (Aug 31).

At the library you are visiting

  • Bring your COPPUL card to the staff at the check-out desk.
  • You will be issued a separate library card to use at that library.
  • Keep your COPPUL card, you may need to present it again.

Borrowing from University Libraries in the United States

Through our association with OCLC and the Association of Research Libraries, reciprocal borrowing privileges are extended to U of S faculty at participating research libraries across North America. Privileges vary -  check with the institution that you plan to use before you leave.

Before leaving the U of S

  • Bring your U of S ID card to the check-out desk of any of our seven library locations.
  • Members in good standing will be issued an OCLC card valid to the end of the academic year (Aug 31).

At the library you are visiting

  • Go to the check-out desk and present your OCLC card.

Borrowing from the U of S Library

  • All visiting reciprocal borrowers must present appropriate identification to be able to borrow items from the University Library.
    • In most cases, this means your identification card from your home library consortium (COPPUL, OCUL, CREPUQ, CAUL, or OCLC).
  • Before being granted borrowing privileges at the U of S, we will contact your home institution to ensure that you are in good standing (account not expired, no fines)

Visiting reciprocal borrowers have access to: 

  • Borrow up to 25 items with a 10 book hold (recall) limit.
  • Standard loan periods and fines apply. Unpaid fines are reported to your home library for collection. 
  • No access to items on course reserve
  • Free access to interlibrary loans.
  • Access to e-resources from library computers only. Generally, you will have online access through your home institution. 

Sask Reciprocal Borrower Program (U of R and Sask Polytechnic)

The libraries at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), University of Regina (U of R) and Saskatchewan Polytechnic have a reciprocal borrowing program for current faculty, staff, and students which allows:

  • in-person borrowing of library resources at any participating library (to 25 items)
  • the ability to return borrowed items to any participating library

To participate in this program, you must be in good standing at your home institution library (have a valid library card and no outstanding charges or overdue items). Our library staff will call your home institution for confirmation. Faculty, staff, and students at other Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions are also eligible if they have library borrowing privileges under pre-existing or future agreements with either the U of R, U of S, or Sask Polytech.

National Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement Partners

  • Athabasca University
  • Brandon University
  • King's University College
  • Malaspina University College
  • Okanagan University College
  • Royal Roads University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Trinity Western University
  • University College of the Cariboo
  • University of Alberta
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Lethbridge
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Northern British Columbia
  • University of Regina
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Winnipeg
  • Brock University
  • Carleton University
  • Lakehead University
  • Laurentian University
  • McMaster University
  • Nipissing University
  • Ontario College of Art & Design
  • Queen's University
  • Royal Military College (Kingston)
  • Ryerson Polytechnic University
  • Trent University
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Western Ontario
  • University of Windsor
  • Wilfred Laurier University
  • York University
  • Bishop's University
  • Concordia University
  • École de technologie supérieure
  • École des Hautes Études Commerciales
  • École nationale d'administration publique
  • École Polytechnique
  • Institut national de la recherche scientifique
  • McGill University
  • Télé-université
  • Université de Montréal
  • Université de Sherbrooke
  • Université du Québec en Abitibi-Temiscamingue
  • Université du Québec en Outaouais
  • Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
  • Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Université du Québec à Rimouski
  • Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
  • Université Laval
  • Acadia University
  • Atlantic School of Theology
  • Dalhousie University
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Mount Allison University
  • Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Nova Scotia Agricultural College
  • Nova Scotia College of Art & Design
  • Saint Mary's University
  • St. Francis Xavier University
  • St. Thomas University
  • Université de Moncton
  • Université Sainte-Anne
  • University College of Cape Breton
  • University of King's College
  • University of New Brunswick
  • University of Prince Edward Island