Library Services

The Shannon Library is undergoing Renovations.

The Reading Room and the book stacks are closed for access.  Stack books can be retrieved by using the Request Hold function in the catalogue, and can be sent to the Shannon Library or any other library on campus.

Books will be retrieved twice daily, at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

You will receive an email notice when your books are available for pick-up.

If necessary under special circumstances, you are welcome to see staff to inquire about browsing in the stacks.

See library staff if further assistance is required.

Reference Services

Students, faculty, staff, and members of the public are encouraged to ask for assistance at the Circulation desk, or to call 966-8916. For help in conducting research or finding journal articles, users are encouraged to consult the librarian, the library assistant, or the library technician during office hours (M-F: 8:30 to 4:30). Faculty and instructors may make arrangements with the Library Director for class orientations or information literacy instruction.

Circulation Services

    Borrowing Policies:

Anyone with a University of Saskatchewan library card may borrow STM Library items. A University Alumni Card can be acquired free of charge from the Alumni Office.  Anyone without a University of Saskatchewan library card may purchase a St. Thomas More College Library card ($10.00) from the library office staff for use at the STM Library only, and entitles one to borrow up to five items.

    Loan Periods:

General Book Collection: 3o days.
Reserve Material: 4 hour in library use, 24 hours, 3 days.
Bound Periodicals: 30 days.
Reference Works / Unbound Periodicals: in library use only. 

    Renewals:

Borrowers may renew books through the online catalogue,  or at any circulation desk on campus, unless the books have been requested by another patron. Items may be renewed twice. Reserve materials and bound periodicals may not be renewed.   

    Holds:

Holds may be placed only on books that are signed out to another patron. Holds are placed through the online catalogue.

   Late, Lost and Damaged Items:

Fines are $1.00 per hour for Reserve material and $2.00 per day for recalled items. Unpaid fines result in a loss of privileges at both STM Library and the University Main Library, as well as notification to the Registrar's Office.

The penalty for lost or damaged materials includes the payment of fees to cover material and processing costs as well as any fines owing.

    Interlibrary Loans:
Patrons may request Interlibrary loans by using the online Interlibrary loans form.

Personal Computing

An STM/Arts and Science Computer Lab is available in the Shannon Library for student and faculty use. It provides access to a wide variety of software, including (but not limited to): Microsoft Office; Word Perfect Office; class software in the sciences, math, social sciences, computer sciences, and languages; ArcView GIS; Graphics such as Paint, CorelDRAW, and Photoshop; Internet and email applications. A Laser printer and a scanner are also available. Users require an Arts & Science computer lab account, which includes unlimited computer use.

802.11B and G wireless internet are also available to patrons of the library. A wireless enabled laptop is required.

Photocopier/Scanner

A photocopier / scanner is available in the library and is operable by the use of your NSID or U of S student card. There is a ten cent fee to photocopy, scanning and emailing is free.

New Book Suggestions or Requests

Anyone can suggest that the library purchase a new book.  Book Request Form here.