Thursday, September 27, 2012

Research Assistance available through Chat Reference!

Students, faculty and staff can chat live with library staff and get one-on-one reference help.

You can communicate online with reference assistants who answer questions and assist you with your research by pointing you to valuable library resources.

We can help:
  • answer basic directional or simple research questions
  • find print and online resources on your research topics
  • evaluate information sources
  • help you select and access library resources that will work best for you

This live, chat-based information and research service delivers immediate, interactive and knowledgeable research assistance when you need help with your academic projects, term papers and homework assignments.

Chat hours are:

Monday - Thursday:  7:30am to 10pm
Friday:  7:30am to 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 4pm

Friday, September 21, 2012

Study Rooms: A Great Resource

 Study Rooms are yours for the taking!

The Library has eight study rooms that are available for individual or group study.
Every study rooms is equipped with:
  • tables and chairs
  • a computer, large screen monitor and cables to connect your laptop
  • DVD and VHS players
  • electrical outlets and network ports for laptops
  • a white board (white board markers and erasers are available at the Information Desk)
The rooms are not sound proof, so please respect your fellow students and try to keep the noise down.
Some important things to know about study room bookings are:
  • You need to call or visit the Information Desk to get registered for booking privileges
  • You can book up to seven days in advance and book a maximum of two hours in a calendar week (Sunday - Saturday)
  • The study rooms were booked over 6500 times last year, so be sure to plan ahead.
  • The most popular booking times occur daily between 12 and 3 PM.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Did you know...

The Sait Library was once located in the Senator Burns Building?

Though the Sait Library is now located in the Heart Building, this important feature of the Sait campus was previously located in the Senator Burns Building. Taking up nearly an entire floor in the main tower, the former library location was among the largest of any technical school in Canada, and would remain a part of the Senator Burns Building until the 2001 expansion of the main campus. Relocated to the eastern side of the Heart Building, the Sait Library now contains two separate floors and various facilities to serve the needs of students and faculty at the institute.
To find out more about the Sait Library, as well as the many other buildings on the Sait Campus, please contact the Sait Archives or view our online collections.

Monday, September 10, 2012

New and Improved Children’s Book Collection!

Revisit your childhood in our new Children’s Literature section!

Winnie the Pooh! The Velveteen Rabbit! Beatrix Potter! What do these stories have in common? They are all available for loan at the Reg Erhardt Library!
Do you have little ones you read to at home? Or do you simply just enjoy picture books for kids? Well if so, you are in luck! We have revamped and beefed up our juvenile collection with both award winning picture books, and best-selling children’s stories, new and old. Great for story time at home, or even for your own amusement! Some of our newest items include Knuffle Bunny, Interrupting Chicken and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Be sure to check out these gems located on the lower level of the library.  They might even be a nice refreshing break from the September study blues.
Check out the Children's Books on display in the front glass display cases in the Library entrance area too! They're great!