Thursday, October 31, 2013

Knovel E-books Are Temporarily Unavailable

The Library has been experiencing technical difficulties with our Knovel e-book collection. All of our Knovel e-books are currently inaccessible. 
We are working very hard to correct these problems and hope to regain access as soon as possible. 
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Library Service Disruption (Sunday, November 3rd)

Due to maintenance and upgrading, the following library services will not be available on Sunday, November 3rd from 6am to 6pm MST:

  • Catalogue
  • E-books
  • Databases
  • DVDS and Videos
  • PIN Requests
  • My Library Account

If you are working on research projects or term papers that require these library resources, you will need to access them before this Sunday.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

If you have any questions or concerns about this disruption, please call:

AnneMarie de Groot
Coordinator of Technical Services
(403) 284-8431

Friday, October 25, 2013

Have questions? Chat with us!

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

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

If  you are a student, we can also register you for Study Room Booking Services.

Chat Hours:

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

Our Chat Reference service delivers immediate, interactive and knowledgeable library and research assistance to help you with your projects, term papers and homework assignments.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Workshop Wonders on Display!

The Reg Erhardt Library is celebrating SAIT's Building Trades!

We are showcasing the incredibly talented instructors and amazing students in the Building Trades programs by displaying handcrafted artifacts. Projects produced by the following programs will be on display:
  • Carpentry
  • Cabinetmaking
  • Painting
  • Concrete Finishing
  • Bricklaying and Tile setting
  • Glazier
Our skilled trade workers are in high demand. When you have an opportunity to see the quality and craftsmanship in these pieces of furniture, you will know why.

Stop by and take a look at these beautiful works of art that are on display near the front entrance of the Library until November 12, 2013.

The Library is also hosting an Outreach Booth for Building Trades and Apprentice students in the Thomas Riley Atrium on Wednesday, November 6 and Thursday, November 7 from 11am to 1pm.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Library Service Disruption (Sunday, October 20th)

Due to maintenance, the library catalogue will not be available on Sunday, October 20th from 7 am to 10 am. Affected services will include:
·         Catalogue
·         PIN Requests
·         My Library Account
If you already have an existing link you should be able to access these services:
·         E-books
·         Databases
·         Digital Videos
We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions about this disruption, please call:
AnneMarie de Groot
Coordinator of Technical Services
403 284-8431 or

Monday, October 14, 2013

Did you know...

Nearly 35 years ago staff at Sait were already discussing the possibility of an on-demand service to provide video lessons to students at their leisure? 

In 1978, former Sait president Reg Erhardt once commented on the idea of having a video service available for students which allowed users to place a call to an operator at the school and request that a particular instructional video be played on a nearby television set for them. Though work on introducing this particular service design has long since been set aside, developments in computer networking, as well as the introduction of streaming video has since made this dream of an on-demand video service a reality. With services like Films on Demand now available to students at nearly any location and time, the early concept discussed nearly 35 years ago has since become a very real option for students looking to find information while studying.

Interested in learning more about Sait’s past or exploring the many on-demand video resources available through the library? Contact the Sait Archives to learn more, or visit the Reg Erhardt Library video resources to explore our collections.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Thanksgiving Day Closure

The Library is closed on Monday, October 14th for Thanksgiving Day.

Online Resources such as e-books, research databases and streamed videos are always available. You just need to use your SAIT ID# and Library PIN to access these resources from off-campus.

Our regular hours will resume on Tuesday, October 15th.