Library Services

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 acquire a St. Thomas More College Library card free of charge 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: 30 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; class software in the sciences, math, social sciences, computer sciences, and languages; Graphics such as Paint; 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.

UofS wireless internet is available.

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. Fill in the   Book Request Form here and email to donna.brockmeyer@usask.ca or print and hand in at the library at any time.

Library Reserve Form and Guidelines

Faculty may place materials on Reserve in the Shannon Library. For STM courses, please place Reserves in the Shannon Library. To do so, use the following guidelines:

1. Fill out the Reserve Form online and email it as an attachment to cmathews@stmcollege.ca  You can also print out this form, or ask for a copy of it at the circulation desk.

2. Bring the form, together with all books and materials to be placed on Reserve, to the library office staff.  Lists are processed in the order in which they are received. Please submit lists as early as possible.

3. Check the online catalogue to ensure that materials are processed and on Reserve prior to announcing them in class.

4. The Library will not be liable for loss of, or damage to, any personal items in the Reserve Collection.

5. All reprints of copyright material must comply with the Canadian Copyright Act as well as the University of Saskatchewan's policy on the Use of Materials Protected by CopyrightGuidelines for Using Materials Protected by Copyright, and the Fair Dealing Guidelines.  Visit the University of Saskatchewan Copyright website for more information.