Thursday, June 27, 2013

Canada Day and Parade Day Closures

We will be closed on Monday, July 1st for Canada Day!
Regular summer hours will resume on Tuesday, July 2nd.
We will also be closed on Friday, July 5th from
8 AM to 1 PM for the Stampede Parade!

Come “Hell or High Water” we will proudly welcome
the 101st Calgary Stampede!!  YAHOO!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Aboriginal Awareness Week - June 17 -23

Aboriginal Awareness Week in Calgary was first introduced in the 1990’s. We celebrate this week to honour the many Aboriginal cultures in Canada, including the M├ętis, the Inuit and First Nations. This year, Aboriginal Awareness Week takes place from June 17 -23.  

SAIT (Reg Erhardt) Library has put together glass cabinet displays highlighting aboriginal people and culture. Related library materials and artifacts as well as photo books donated to us from Chinook Lodge are showcased.

SAIT opened the Chinook Lodge Aboriginal Resource Centre in 2001 to provide a dedicated space to serve the learning, training and personal needs of aboriginal students. The Chinook Lodge also celebrates cultural and social activities connected to aboriginal culture.

Check out the Chinook Lodge in the Senator Burns building, Room N108 for the National Aboriginal Day Event on Friday, June 21, 2013, from 12 pm - 1 pm.


For other community events during Aboriginal Awareness Week, visit the Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary facebook page.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Library Closure and Service Disruption on Thursday, June 20th

The Reg Erhardt Library will be closed on Thursday, June 20th for Professional Development.  
   *Library Services will also be disrupted on Thursday, June 20th from 6am to 6pm for maintenance and upgrading. These services will not be available:
     *    Catalogue
     *   E-books
     *    Databases
       *     DVDs and Videos
     *  PIN Request
       *    My Library Account
If you have any questions about this disruption, please contact:
          AnneMarie de Groot
          Coordinator of Technical Services
          403 284-8431 or
We will resume our regular services and Spring Summer Hours on Friday, June 21st.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Did you know...

The Senator Burns Building originally cost nearly 12.5 million dollars to construct?

On October 6th, 1967 the doors to the Senator Burns Building opened for the first time to students at Sait, adding 578,000 square feet of available space and effectively doubling the size of the Sait campus. With eleven floors in the central tower, and four adjoining wings, this building remains one of the most ambitious projects in the history of the institute. Costing approximately 12.5 million dollars in 1967 (nearly 85 million dollars by today's standards), the Senator Burns Building, was financed primarily through a surge of federal funding brought on in the 1960's. Sait would not be the only institute, however, to benefit from this funding, as similar commitments were made in Edmonton towards the construction of a sister institute, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
To find out more about the Sait campus and the history of it’s structures, please contact the Sait Archives or view our online collections.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Library Service Disruption (June 15 – June 16)

Due to maintenance and upgrading, the library website will not be available on June 15 from 10 pm to June 16 to 10am.

Affected services will include:
·         Catalogue
·         E-books
·         Databases
·         DVDS and Videos
·         PIN Requests
·         My Library Account
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Thank you for your patience.
If you have any questions about this disruption, please contact the SAIT Helpline at or call (403) 210-4357.