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Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library provides service to all Saskatchewan Polytechnic students, faculty, and staff.  Each campus library includes a learning commons, study space, and comfortable seating.  Our friendly and professional staff members can assist you in-person, or by email or telephone.

 

Library Services Development Plan 2015-2020

 

Sask Polytech Library Service Promise

 

Library in Review Documents

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

 

 

 

 

Library Use Guidelines

Noise

Learning is often a social and communal activity. The library is the natural place for tutoring, working on group projects and studying together. We are limited by the layout and features of the library. These are the expectations when using the library space.

  • Phones – keep phones on silent and take loud conversations outside of the library.
  • Videos and media – use headphones to watch videos and other media with sound. If you don’t have headphones you can buy ear buds at the front desk.
  • Talking and group work are important for learning – please be respectful to others. We encourage group work at our tables, but keep the volume reasonable and content respectful. Be aware of people around you. If you would like a more private space, you can book a study room
  • Alternative spaces – the libraries work with our Facilities department to promote additional space for study elsewhere on campus.

 

Food and Drink

Feel free to eat and drink in the library! It’s difficult to learn on an empty stomach and we appreciate that you need to be hydrated.

Please dispose of garbage and leave the keyboards clean. The library is a busy shared space and we want to keep it clean and welcoming for all.

 

Sleeping in the Library

Students often need to catch up on their sleep. If you are a loud sleeper staff are concerned for your health, we will politely wake you up. Please also refer to the Fit for Duty and Learning policy.

 

Members of the public (non-Sask Polytech students or staff)

Our space is primarily for student and staff use; however, members of the public are welcome.

  • Children: children are welcome in the library when accompanied and supervised by an adult. Please supervise children under your care and ensure that they are not being disruptive to others in the library.
  • Unaccompanied children – children under 13 need to be accompanied by an adult. If children are found unaccompanied in the library, staff will contact Security Services to resolve the situation.
  • Computer use has been suspended.

 

Dealing with misuse of space

Just like in the classroom, when someone or something is bothering you, there are a few ways to deal with it.

  • Peer – monitoring-: If you are comfortable, ask the person being disruptive to speak more quietly, use headphones, or put their phone on silent.
  • Staff assistance : If you need assistance, notify staff at the front-desk and they will help manage the situation.

 

 

Alternative Study Spaces on Campus

Campus

Quiet study

Group Study

Individual or Group Study

Prince Albert

 N/A

Student lounge (F206)

Cafeteria (C101)

Student lounge (F206)

Cafeteria (C101)

Moose Jaw

Empty Classrooms if available

Macoun Lounge, Playground, Cafeteria, Empty Classrooms if available, Learning Services

Macoun Lounge, Playground, Cafeteria, Empty Classrooms if available, Learning Services

Regina

 N/A

Cafeteria

 

Student Lounge

Cafeteria

 

If not booked, Lab 207.27 is open for student use until 10:45pm

Saskatoon

Room B9.1 (11-1 pm)

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

Henri’s (Main Floor),

International Student’s Centre (Rm 121),

Indigenous Student’s Centre (Rm 121.4),

Cafeteria (Until 5:00 Monday to Friday – Main Floor),

Seating and tables in hallways on all floors of the tower.

Henri’s (Main Floor),

International Student’s Centre (Rm 121), Indigenous Student’s Centre (Rm 121.4),

Cafeteria (Until 5:00 Monday to Friday – Main Floor)

Seating and tables in hallways on all floors of the tower.

Saskatoon – Ave W

 

SaskPolytech lounge

SaskPolytech lounge

 

  

Disruptive and Disrespectful Behaviour

If library staff are observing repeated misuse of space, it may result in referral to the Student Relations Office under the Student Conduct (non-Academic) policy. Incidents of disruptive and disrespectful behaviour as outlined in the violations section of the procedures will also be referred. Members of the public are subject to a separate Saskatchewan Polytechnic Code of Conduct policy.

Related Saskatchewan Polytechnic policies

Health and Safety

Computer Use

Conduct

  1. Student Conduct Policy (Non-Academic)
  2. Code of Conduct (Members of public and staff)

Other Library Guidelines

  1. Room booking guidelines (Guidelines vary and can be viewed by choosing your campus at https://saskpolytech.libcal.com/)
  2. Lab booking guidelines
  3. Computer Use Guidelines
  4. Privacy

Feedback on the guidelines.

Please send your feedback to library@saskpolytech.ca.


 

Accessibility

 

Privacy

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Policy & Procedure Statements

It is the practice of Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library to protect the privacy of those who use the Library. The general practice of Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library shall be to retain only the minimum information necessary to establish a person’s eligibility to borrow materials and to respond to library users’ requests.

Staff members shall protect personal information about Library users, their requests for information and materials, the online sites and resources they access, and their loan transactions, and shall not give out such information to other individuals or to any third-party private or public agency without an order from a court of competent jurisdiction or as otherwise required by law, or as directed by the academic director, library services or the Saskatchewan Polytechnic privacy head.

 Information not to be revealed (unless so ordered as set out above) includes, but is not limited to:

  • A library user's name, phone number, or other personal information.
  • Information about whether a library user has a library card or has used the library at any time.
  • A user's search history using the library's electronic resources, such as the internet, online databases, or search engines and related information, including frequency of use and library card number used to access the library's electronic resources.
  • Information about materials checked out to a library user or used in the library.
  • Information about the content of a library user's information inquiries.

Refer any legal requests for information about a library user immediately to the campus library's program head.

 The following restrictions shall apply to the access and use of library user and item records:

  • Files shall be accessed only by authorized staff members and only when such access is related to their work assignments.
  • Information about a library user shall not be transmitted by telephone to persons who are not authorized Library staff members.
  • If a Library staff member telephones a library user (at the telephone contact number provided by the user) to notify him/her concerning reserves, interlibrary loans, or overdue materials, a message left with a third party shall only state that requested Library materials are available or that materials are overdue. Specific item information shall not be given.
  • Authorized staff shall produce a printed list of items on loan to a library user when such a list is requested in writing or in person by that library user.
  • For purposes of compiling statistics, library user information linked with specific item information shall not be displayed or listed.


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