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Current Library Services for Fall 2020: Students

Building Access

  • Beginning Wednesday, September 2nd, the library's main floor will be open by appointment only.
  • Hours of operation:
    • 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday
    • 8:15am to 4:15pm, Saturday and Sunday
  • Computers, solo study spaces, and exam rooms are available for online booking.  
    • There are 40 computers available in the Archer Commons area, 17 solo study spaces in the Archway Gallery
    • There are also 8 exam rooms available for remotely proctored exams using the ProctorTrack software. 
    • Bookings are available for up to 3 hours.
    • You must book online in advance. Walk-ins will not be permitted. 
    • Your booking will be confirmed when you arrive at the Library. No booking means no access to the library.
  • Physical access to Archives and Special Collections and Microfilm resources will be permitted through pre-arranged appointments.  Email for archival requests, and for other requests. 
  • Only the main floor will be open during the Fall Semester. Access to other floors is not permitted. We offer a request and pickup service if you need physical books or other material.
  • The Teacher Preparation Centre is closed indefinitely, but materials may be requested.
  • For updates about CampionLuther, and First Nations University libraries, please check their respective websites. 
Online Assistance
Online Books and Journals
  • We subscribe to thousands of e-journals, e-books, and databases and you can access them 24/7 from anywhere in the world.
  • The best place to start is Quick Find, the Archer Library portal to our entire collection. To find full text items in Quick Find, refine your search using the "Full text online" filter.
  • Information about searching Quick Find can be found here. If you are having trouble finding what you need, you can reach us via chat, email or text (306-993-1116).
  • You can also search our databases directly from the Library database listing.
  • We also have a broad range of research guides available to help you locate information.
  • When connecting to e-journals, e-books, and databases from Quick Find from off-campus you will need to authenticate using EZProxy. Normally, you will be directed to an authentication page where you need to enter your username and password (also used for Webmail and URCourses).  If you are having trouble logging in with your username/password, please contact the IT Support Desk or visit our off-campus access page.

Material Requests

  • As of September 2, 2020, the Archer Library provides three options for requesting physical items (books, CDs, DVDs, etc.) from the library collection:
    • Pick-up at the front door of the Archer Library (new!)
    • Mail delivery to your home (only within Canada)
    • Digital delivery (where permitted by licenses and copyright)
  • Requesting "Pickup", "Mail Delivery", and "Digitization" has been activated in Quick Find! Look for the request options on item records to place requests directly in the catalog. Learn more about requests and pickup.
  • Please note: 
    • Items from our Reserve collection (including commercial textbooks) are not available for request at this time.
    • Due to copyright restrictions, we cannot accept student requests to digitize commercial textbooks.  If you are an instructor, please contact your subject librarian and they can assist you with course materials.
    • Please be aware that most commercial textbook publishers do not allow libraries to purchase or license electronic textbooks, so in many cases we cannot provide digital access to those materials.
    • Library materials from Federated Colleges (Campion, Luther, First Nations University of Canada) will be picked up and returned at the Archer Library (except for First Nations University campuses in Saskatoon and Prince Albert).

Borrowing Information

  • Materials currently on loan have been renewed until Dec. 23rd, 2020. The book drops in the corridor in front of the Library are accessible if there is an urgent need to return materials. 
  • Fines were waived from Monday, March 23 until August 31, 2020. They will be re-initiated beginning September 1, 2020.
  • Recalls will be re-initiated beginning September 1, 2020. 
  • Hold requests will be available in Quick Find beginning September 1, 2020. 
  • If you wish to return your materials, there is a return slot outside of the Archer Library (look for signs).
  • The physical Reserves and Textbooks For All services are not available until further notice.   
  • Library laptops and iPads are no longer available for circulation.
  • We are processing interlibrary loans.