Monday, April 20, 2015

Spring Summer Hours Update

The Library’s hours of operation are changing!

Students continuing classes over the spring and summer, please note these important changes:
The Library is closed on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26.
The Library’s Spring/Summer hours begin on Monday, April 27.
Monday – Thursday        8:00am to 6:30pm
Friday                                   8:00am to 5pm
Saturday/Sunday             Closed

For more information, please go to the Hours and Location link found on our Library homepage.

Did you know...

In 2003, the Reg Erhardt Library received its one millionth visitor?

A mere 2 years after opening in the Stan Grad Building (formerly known as the Heart Building), the millionth visitor to the SAIT Library passed through the gates on November 22, 2003. As a special gift, the lucky Environmental Technologies student received a Bookstore gift card from the library and their picture in the Weal in celebration of the event. Having opened August 1st, 2001 in the newly developed Heart Building, the SAIT Library had formerly been located in the Senator Burns Building. 

Twelve years later, the library continues to be the central hub on campus for students wishing to study, do group work, and enjoy activities such as the Photojournalism Exhibit and ESL Conversation Club, with visits totaling nearly half a million patrons this year alone.

Interested in finding out more about the history of the library or the institute itself? Please visit our digital archives or contact the Sait Archives directly to request more information

Friday, April 10, 2015

Stress Relief @your Library

The Library will be offering  series of De-stress Fests from April 13-17!  

Sometimes, everyone finds themselves too stressed to even think. Maybe it is time to take a moment to unplug and recharge.


We are happy be collaborating with  SAITSA, the Lamb Learner Success Centre and Student Development and Counselling to provide some great resources for students as they get closer to exam time.

We will have:
  • Podcast listening station: Student Development and Counselling have created some great podcasts, especially on relaxation and stress management
  • Free coffee, tea, fruit and snacks
  • Free earplugs (courtesy of the LLSC)
  • Test taking and study strategy handouts
  • Support from an Academic Coach (available on one of the evenings, TBD)
  • Puzzles and/or take-away craft kits
  • A Post-it inspiration Wall that asks “What’s your study inspiration”
  • Citation support
The event will run 5:30 - 7:30pm, Monday through Friday, in the fiction area of the library.

Your academic success is very important to us.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a big deal and it is not something you want to find out about the hard way. We can help you cite the resources that you use for your research projects and presentations properly.

Plagiarism occurs when someone:
  • presents the words, ideas, images or data of another person as their own without reference to the original author or original source.
  • presents work done for another course or program at SAIT or elsewhere without the instructor’s knowledge or prior approval.
Citation indicates that a particular idea, concept or statement used in your assignment originated from another person or source. It also provides:
  • the reader with an opportunity to identify and find the sources used in your writing
  • the reader with additional resources for their own interest and research
It is very important to properly cite resources that you use in your writing and research for SAIT assignments and avoid plagiarism.

The Library also has these citation style guides:

Before you begin your assignment, remember to verify the preferred citation style and edition with your instructor.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Extended Hours in the Library

Three weeks before Exam Week, the Reg Erhardt Library is open even later!

If you need research assistance, more computer access or study space before your exams the Library can help you.

From March 30 to April 24, our hours of operation are: 

Monday to Thursday        7:30am to 11pm (Easter Monday April 6 we are closed.) 

Fridays                                 7:30am to 9pm (Good Friday April 3 we are closed.)

Saturday & Sunday           10am to 9pm