Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"Decorate and Donate" for the United Way

Beautifully decorated wreaths and trees can still be donated for the Silent Auction with all proceeds going to the United Way.

Come Bid and Win! Visit the library and make a bid on these wonderful Christmas items that are on display at the front of the library. Bidding forms are posted beside each wreath. Bids close at noon on December 16th. Library staff will be available to take final bids and accept payments at that time.

Share the spirit of Christmas! This is such a good cause and the money raised for this event will be used throughout the year to help Calgary’s needy people.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Deck the Library for United Way

Help Deck the Library with beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. Starting Monday, Nov 21st, SAIT departments, individuals and schools will be displaying them at the SAIT Library. Items will be donated for a silent auction with all proceeds going to the United Way. The Library will welcome these items anytime from Monday, Nov 21st to Friday, Dec 9th.

Susan Brayford, Library Manager and staff are excited about displaying them in support of SAIT's United Way Change Starts Here campaign. Susan says, "The Christmas Wreath and Silent Auction is an excellent way to create the Christmas mood as well as helping those who don't have much to celebrate at Christmas. The wreath that the SAIT Library staff created is already on display. Hopefully, we can inspire departments to participate as well."

You can bid on a tree and/or wreath that you would like to take home or give as a gift. Feel good about giving back to others in need.

Gwen Hoar, who is running this silent auction, expresses "What better way to share the spirit of Christmas that to donate lovely Christmas wreaths & trees to SAIT's United Way Silent Auction. Money raised will be used throughout the year to help Calgary's needy people."

Bids can be emailed to Gwen Hoar starting Monday, Dec 12th to 12 noon on Friday, Dec 16th.

The Christmas spirit is alive and well in the SAIT Library this year.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Holiday Hours Update

During the Christmas holiday season, the SAIT Library Hours of Operation are:

Sat. Dec. 17 - Sun. Dec. 18 Closed
Mon. Dec. 19 - Thurs. Dec.23 8 am - 5 pm
Fri. Dec. 23 8 am - TBA
Sat. Dec. 24 - Sun. Jan. 1 Closed
Mon. Jan. 2 - Fri. Jan. 6 8 am - 5 pm
Sat. Jan. 7 - Sun. Jan. 8 Closed

Regular hours resume on Monday January 9, 2012.

All the best in the New Year!

Favorite Christmas Songs

Here are the SAIT Library's Favorite Christmas Songs:

Little Drummer Boy
Silent Night
I Believe in Father Christmas
The First Noel
Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Handel's Messiah
Silver Bells
Blue Christmas as sung by Elvis Presley
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Last Christmas as sung by George Michael
Christmas in Hollis by RUN-DMC
Mary's Boy Child (Boney M's version)
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Bruce Springsteen's version)
What Child Is This?

We really just wanted to wish you very happy holidays!

Stay tuned for our Christmas Hours Update too.

Put the Finishing Touches on Your Reports

To help you polish up your finished projects we have:

Printers and Photocopiers
Laminators and Binding Equipment

You can also book one of our group study rooms to develop and practice your PowerPoint presentations. Each room is equipped with:

A computer and large screen monitor
Additional electrical outlets and network ports for laptops
A large white board (Felt pens and erasers are available at the Information Desk.)

Every student is allowed to book for a maxium of 2 hours during a 7 day period. You must specifically register for this service at the Information Desk. Once you are registered in the Room Booking Software, you can enter your Student ID# and Library PIN in the fields provided. For more information on this service go to:


This time of year the study rooms are in high demand so be sure to book these rooms several days in advance. If you decide you don't need a room booking, you can cancel it any time prior to the start of the booking period.

Library services play an important role in your academic achievements. If you have a project or presentation that you need assistance with, the library can help you.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Late Night Studying?

The Library is open Monday to Thursday until 11 pm.

Study rooms are available for individual or group study. Each room is equipped with a computer and large screen monotor. For students needing a quiet place to work, we recommend the Library's Level 0, which has been specifically designated our Quiet Study area.

Our staff can help you with:

Research assistance for your papers and presentations
General and directional assistance including telephone and text inquiries
Printing, photocopying and computer help
Binding and laminating services

Most importantly, they can provide you with your Library PIN to help you access our databases, e-books and digital videos from off-campus when we are closed.

Also, our Chat Reference Service delivers immediate, interactive research assistance when you need some additional help with your projects, term papers and assignments.

Chat Reference is available:

Monday - Thursday 10 am to 10 pm
Friday 10am to 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday 11 am to 4 pm

For additonal information, consult our online tutorials and subject guides too.

Remember, your academic success is very important to us!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Service Disruptions on Sat. Nov. 5 and Sun. Nov. 6

System maintenance on Saturday November 5th and Sunday November 6th will disrupt our weekend library services.

Unfortunately we will not be able to access our library system and this will limit our ability to access library accounts and search catalogue. Access to other online resources such as databases, E-books and streamed video collections will also be afffected.

General access to our website services and other SAIT resources both on and off campus will not be available.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the SAIT Helpline at helpline@sait.ca or phone (403) 210-4357, select option 3 and then select option 2.