Friday, August 29, 2014

Welcome Back to School!
On the Shelf

College life should be a fun and exciting
 time in your life, not stressful and overwhelming.
The Library has books, citation guides and databases that will help make your time
 in school a positive experience.

Check out this database

A multidisciplinary database providing articles from thousands of popular and professional publications, newspapers, trade magazines and dissertations. Contains very broad subject coverage, including the arts, current news, business, technology and science.

Need help with citations and references? Check out our citation guides!

The Library has also teamed up with the SAITSA Student Support Centre.
We provided them with some great
books about college, life and careers to
help you get through difficult times.
Visit the SAITSA Student Support Centre in room NJ105 in the Senator Burns Building.

The library is perfect place to study in a peaceful environment, do group work in a study room
or just relax with a book from our
fiction and graphic novel collection.

Have a successful semester!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Labour Day Hours Update

We are closed Saturday, August 30, Sunday, August 31 and
 Monday, September 1 for Labour Day.

On Tuesday, September 2, we will resume our Fall/Winter hours.

Our Fall/Winter hours are:

Monday to Thursday   7:30am - 11pm
Friday   7:30am - 9pm
Saturday/Sunday  10am - 5pm

Welcome SAIT students, staff and faculty!
We are looking forward to working with you!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Drop-in Conversation Clubs!

Practice your speaking and listening skills with the Library Conversation Club!

Tuesdays from 4-5 pm starting September 16th until October 21st

Thursdays from 11-11:50 am starting September 18th until October 23rd
Reg Erhardt Library, MC 008, Stan Grad Centre
A wide range of topics will be discussed and students will have the opportunity to learn about the library.

Everyone is welcome.

Please contact if you have questions.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

SAIT's History on Display!

Celebrate SAIT’s history!

So much of our campus’s past has shaped the way we do things now. There are so many fascinating stories, documents and artifacts. SAIT's Archivist, Karly Sawatzky, preserves, digitizes and organizes all of it to help SAIT students, staff and alumni learn about the history of this Institute.  

Come visit the Library and see part of our history currently on display. Travel back in time with us!  Explore and discover photographs and artifacts from the Archives that illustrate SAIT's early days.

To learn more about SAIT Archives search our
digital content at or phone
(403)774-4688 or email

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Good News About Library PINS!

Getting a Library PIN has gotten easier.

Students with a standard format North American phone number (403 123 - 4567) will be able to obtain their Library PIN instantly. Beginning August 20, the last 4 digits of their phone number will automatically become their Library PIN.
This change makes the PIN simpler to remember. Now all you need to know is your 9 digit SAIT Student ID# and the last 4 digits of your phone number to be able to:
  • access online resources
  • renew library materials online 
  • check your library account

Students with foreign phone numbers, SAIT staff and faculty will be able to get their PIN from our staff at the Information Desk or the Contact Us list on the Library homepage.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Did you know...

1947 marked the conclusion of the first Aero-Engineering class at SAIT; the first professional-level training course offered at the institute?

With the end of WWII and an infusion of new funding, resources, and equipment at the institute, SAIT experienced a significant expansion in the types of courses and programs it could now offer. Unique among these additions, a newly introduced Aero-Engineering course allowed the institute to offer a professional-level training course to students for the first time in its history. 

An advantage not just to SAIT, however, the introduction of this new program would also prove beneficial to the Canadian aeronautics industry in general, which at the time was suffering a shortage of both engineers and technicians. With no other institute in the country able to provide the necessary training of aeronautical and aircraft maintenance engineers in order to fill this shortage, efforts by SAIT helped to ensure that the the industry had the skilled engineers and technicians it needed to continue to operate. Since then, SAIT has continued this trend, and continues to expand it's programs in order to meet the needs of industry and the marketplace, training highly skilled workers in a variety of fields.

Interested in learning more about the history of Sait or where this information came from? Visit our digital archives or contact the Sait Archives directly to request more information.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Summer Time Reading!

Maybe this summer, you will able to
abandon your busy schedule and
have a little free time.

Think about lazy barbeque grilling,
frosty cold drinks, messy ice cream cones ...
maybe relaxing in a beach chair or
hammock reading a really good book. 

While you are taking it easy, you can
consider our summer reading picks:
Some of our most popular fiction includes these titles:

Take your time.
Enjoy "the read" and
take a well deserved break!