Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Extended Hours in the Library

When this semester begins to wind down you may have lots of research assignments and final exams to prepare for. 

The Reg Erhardt Library can definitely help if you need research assistance, more computer access or study space.

Two weeks before Exam Week, we are open even later.

From December 3 to December 11, our hours of operation are:

Monday to Thursday     7:30am to 11pm

Friday                            7:30am to 9 pm 

Saturday & Sunday       10:00am to 9 pm

Your academic success is important to us!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Apprentice Outreach (November 28 - December 1)

Calling all Apprentices! We are hosting our Apprentice Outreach from Monday, November 28th to Thursday, December 1st. It is your opportunity to meet library staff and learn about many of the great services and resources that the Reg Erhardt Library has to offer.

Monday, November 28th
Thomas Riley lobby
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tuesday,  November 29th
Aldred Centre lobby
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday,  November 30th
Aldred Centre lobby
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday,  December 1st
Aldred Centre lobby
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Library privileges for apprentices begin on the first day of class and expire on the last day of class.
A valid SAIT ID and Library PIN are required to access most of these resources.

This is a short list of some of the services and resources that are available:

1.  For apprentices in the Manufacturing, Transportation and Construction programs there are useful trade guides.

2.  Here are just a few of the e-Resources that are very highly recommended:

3.  The Trades & Apprenticeship ExamBank is another great resource because it has practice exams developed by qualified trades’ instructors in a variety of fields. It is intended to help apprentices and tradespeople prepare for trade school, apprenticeship and Interprovincial exams.

4.  Industrial standards and codes are also available in print and electronic formats.
  • The Alberta Building Codes and National Building Codes are both available online through IHS Standards Expert.
  • CSA Online contains the entire collection of CSA (Canadian Standard Association) standards and related documents, including the Canadian Electrical Code.
  • Environmental guidelines and safety standards such as NFPA and Canadian envirOSH Legislation (CCOHS) are also available online.
  • ASTM, AWA, and ASME standards can be found in our Standards Collection on the main floor of the library.

5.  Additionally, the Library provides:
  • Study rooms and work space
  • Computers and wireless networking
  • Photocopying, printers, laminating and binding equipment
  • Laptops, cameras, cell phone chargers and other software are available for short term loans

Most importantly, our friendly, knowledgeable staff is available to help you!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

International GIS Day is Wednesday, November 16!

GIS Day is an international forum that celebrates and demonstrates how Geographic Information System (GIS) applications make the world a better place.  

Geographic Information Systems capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and organize all types of geographical data.

Some very remarkable GIS student projects that will be on display from November 7 to December 4.

The projects include really interesting topics such as:
  • Management of resources such as allocating emergency response staff
  • The assessment and eventual development of infrastructure such as streets and power supplies
  • Companies also take advantage of GIS technologies to help them choose a strategic market location that has not yet been saturated by other competitors

These GIS student projects illustrate how this powerful technology plays an important role in our daily lives.

Come to the library to take a look at these exceptional projects!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Wood Trades Expo Reception

We are showcasing the instructors and students in the Cabinetmaking and Carpentry programs by displaying handcrafted artifacts in the Library. On Friday, November 4, we held a reception for the Wood Trades Expo.  

These 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.


Projects produced by the Cabinetmaking and Carpentry programs will be on display until November 18.

Please stop by the library to see them.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Canadian, eh! Information e-Resources

Do you have a Canadian topic that you need to research?  We have Canadian content; e-Resources of interest to students in business, construction, manufacturing, health and communications.

Below is a sample by student type:

Business Students
Canadian Business and Current Affairs provides coverage of current topics, business, economics, finance, labor, law, lifestyles and academia from a Canadian perspective.

Canadian Newsstream provides access to Canadian daily and weekly newspapers with articles dating back as the late 1970s. Includes urban, rural and community publications.

Communications/Marketing/Media Students

Britannica ImageQuest is a collection of close to 3 million images including images from the National Portrait Gallery of London, the National Geographic Society, and a Canadian Photo collection.

CARD (Canadian Advertising Rates & Data) Online offers advertising rates, data, contact information and media planning resources for advertisers and public communications professionals.


Canadian National Construction Codes 2015 includes full access of the building, plumbing and fire codes.

Safetycare Online Video Library has occupational, health and safety videos for Canadian workplaces. The OHS videos are a great safety tool for training sessions and safety induction meetings.


e-CPS (Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties) provides access to current and comprehensive Canadian drug and therapeutic information. Also contains directories for health organizations, poison control centres and drug manufacturers
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety provides access to data collections and standards, including: CHEMINFO, MSDS/FTSS, RTECS, and OHS References.

General Interest

Canadian Encyclopedia contains the full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia which provides comprehensive, objective and accurate information on a wide range of Canadian topics.

Canadian Electronic Library offers immediate access to over 15,000 books from Canadian scholarly and independent publishers as well as 40,000 monographs from leading think tanks and public policy agencies in all subject fields.

To search any of these e-Resources by subject or name, visit