Reference ServicesStudents, 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 ServicesBorrowing Policies:
Anyone with a University of Saskatchewan library card may borrow STM Library items. 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.
General Book Collection: 3 weeks.
Reserve Material: 4 hour in library use, 24 hours, 3 days.
Bound Periodicals: 3 days.
Reference Works / Unbound Periodicals: in library use only.
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 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 for overdue material are $1.00 per day for stack books and journals, $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 LoansPatrons may request Interlibrary loans by using the online Interlibrary loans form.
Personal ComputingAn 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.
Two photocopiers are available in the library and are operable by copy card only. A copy card is available for use at the circulation desk for in library use only, at a cost of fifteen cents per page. Patrons may purchase their own copy cards at the Information Kiosk in Place Riel.