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Current Library Services: Students

Fall 2021 Changes

Effective August 30th, 2021:

  • The Help Desk is now open.
  • The library building is open with reduced capacity. You can check current occupancy here.
  • The upper floors are open and the collection is browsable.
  • Masks are required in the library building.
  • Laptop and iPad lending will resume.
  • A Charging Station is available on the Main Floor near the IT Help Desk.
  • Curbside Pickup via Book Lockers will continue.
  • Hathi Trust Emergency Access will no longer be available.
  • Study spaces and computers are on a first-come-first-serve basis.
    • Group study rooms are still not available.
  • Community access computer use and borrowing will resume.
  • Items from Reserves and Textbooks For All are available for loan, request and recall through Quickfind.  For questions about reserves and reading lists, please visit our reading list guide or email library.reserves@uregina.ca.
  • For updates about CampionLuther, and First Nations University libraries, please check their respective websites. 

Building Access

  • The library's main floor now open with reduced capacity.
  • View our hours of operation.
  • Exam rooms are available for online booking.  
    • There are 8 exam rooms available for remotely proctored exams using the ProctorTrack software.
    • Bookings are available for up to 4 hours.
    • You must book online in advance. Walk-ins will not be permitted. 
    • Your booking will be confirmed when you arrive at the Library. 
  • The Teacher Preparation Centre -TBD. 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).
  • Hathi Trust Digital Library's Emergency access has ended.
  • 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 uregina.ca username and password (also used for Webmail and URCourses).  If you are having trouble logging in with your uregina.ca username/password, please contact the IT Support Desk or visit our off-campus access page.

Material Requests

  • The Archer Library provides three options for requesting physical items (books, CDs, DVDs, etc.) from the library collection:
    • Curbside pickup of materials will continue through our contact-free book pickup lockers  
    • Mail delivery to your home (only within Canada)
    • Digital delivery (where permitted by licenses and copyright)
  • Please note that delays may be experienced with the curbside pickup, mail out, and digitization services.
  • 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: 
    • 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

  • The Help Desk is now open.
  • You are encouraged to return materials using the book drops in the corridor in front of the Library (look for the signs). 
  • As of August 30th, fines are back in force. You can pay fines online.
  • Items from Reserves and Textbooks For All are available for loan, request and recall through Quickfind.  For questions about reserves and reading lists, please visit our reading list guide or email library.reserves@uregina.ca.
  • Library laptops and iPads circulation have resumed.
  • We are processing interlibrary loans.
  • Community access computer use and borrowing will resume.