Your campus ID card is your library card. The change to "retired" status will update your card automatically, there is no need to contact a library service desk for activation. As a University of Saskatchewan retiree, the expiry date of your library services is automatically set to December 31, 2030.
USask retirees can
- Borrow up to 150 regular loan items
- Receive extended loans
- Renew borrowed items twice by logging into your library account
Request interlibrary loans (free of charge)
If an item that you have signed out is recalled by another user, a recall notice will be sent to the primary email address you have listed in MyProfile. If your original due date is more than 7 days away, a new due date will be assigned to the items included in the email. If your original due date is less than 7 days away, you must return them by the original due date. Recalled items returned late will accrue late fines at a rate of $2 per day up to a maximum of $50 per item.
Retirees are subject to the same library fines that apply to all other users. Find out more about avoiding and paying library fines.
Access in the library
When on campus at one of our library locations, USask retirees can
- Search our library catalogue and USearch
- Search most licensed databases and download articles
- Print from alumni computers (*not available at all locations)
- Scan or photocopy in any library. You can add print/copier credits online, or by purchasing a pre-loaded card with printing and photocopying credits from Shop USask Health Sciences, Shop USask Bookstore, and the Shop USask vending machine on the first floor of the Murray Library near the IT Support Desk.
- Ask for research help at service desks, by phone, email or online with our Ask Us chat
- Access University Archives and Special Collections
Due to licensing agreements, retirees do not have off-campus access to most subscribed electronic resources like databases, e-journals, and online articles.
Many electronic resources are accessible in the library for all "walk-in" users, including retirees. You can access these resources while on campus and using the USask network on alumni and public library computers or your personal device. Please check the license information on the A to Z databases list for details.
Support for professionals
- Saskatchewan-licensed health care practitioners (including veterinarians and veterinary technicians) are eligible to access the Saskatchewan Health Information Resources Partnership (SHIRP) online library. See the SHIRP website to register for an account.
- APEGS (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan) and the University Library have a partnership that provides library services to current members. Learn more about the library services available to APEGS members.