How do I…
Find library hours, contacts, services and locations?
Use Find a library to search for information on Saskatchewan libraries.Under each library's name, you will find street addresses, telephone and fax numbers as well as e-mail addresses and a description of services available. Links to individual library web sites and catalogues are provided when available.
Find out about library programs like children's storytime and adult seminars?
Phone your local library and they will provide you with a listing of upcoming programs. Some libraries may have program information on a web site. Go to Find a library to identify libraries in Saskatchewan and their web site addresses.
Find library books, videos or CDs?
The first place to look is in the library's catalogue. Most libraries keep track of all their materials in a catalogue that you can search by subject, titles, and authors. Many of these catalogues are now available online. Go to Find a library or Books and Information to identify particular library catalogues.
Borrow library materials?
Books, videos, journals and other materials found in library catalogues should be requested directly from your local library. If your local library does not have the item, they can get it for you from another library. All libraries require that you have a valid library card or proper identification to borrow materials. Consult your library in person or via the web for borrowing information.
Get a book that is not in my local library or is in a library outside Saskatchewan?
Contact your local library for an inter-library loan. An inter-library loan is a loan that your library makes on your behalf from a library that owns the book, magazine, or other item that you need.
Get a library card?
To get a card from a public library in Saskatchewan, present one or two pieces of identification with your current address at the circulation desk of your local library. Children may have their own card, but until they are 14 years of age, they require the signature of a parent/legal guardian to get one. Check your local library's borrowing information for details. By law, borrower records are completely confidential. Your library card may be used at any public library in Saskatchewan. Universities, colleges, schools and special libraries have procedures specific to their clients. Check with those libraries if you wish to borrow from them.
Get Internet training?
Training is available from your local library staff.
Get books and other materials in languages other than English?
The Multilingual Services section at Saskatchewan Provincial Library provides books and materials to other libraries, in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Punjabi, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese. To find titles in the collection, search the Provincial Library Collection on the Internet by author, title or subject, and contact your local library to request what you want. Or, submit an author, title or subject request directly to your library. Your library can also help you find materials in languages other than those listed above.
Find journal articles on my topic?
Many online full-text magazine and journal articles are available through libraries. Click on the Books and Information button and go to Magazines, journals and newspapers. Some of the databases may be available at your local library only. Check the database listing for details. Several libraries collect journals, magazines and newspapers. Search library catalogues to identify magazines and journals in a Saskatchewan libraries, or ask your library for help. Your library will assist you to obtain the articles you need, whether they are located in a Saskatchewan library or not.
Research my family history?
Check out our Genealogy Guide for a start.
Get information about government services?
Information about Government of Saskatchewan services is available at: http://www.gov.sk.ca/
Information about Government of Canada services can be found at: http://www.gc.ca/
Get help when I can't find what I'm looking for?
If, after searching all the resources available on this site and other Saskatchewan library web sites, you still can't find an answer to your question, contact your local library. Check Find a library for listings. If you prefer, you can send your question online to Saskatchewan Libraries: Ask Us! -- an online public library reference service for Saskatchewan. Check out our Ask a librarian section for links to the Ask Us! service and other online library services offered for post-secondary education students.
Donate gifts to a library?
Many libraries are happy to receive donations. We suggest that you contact the library and ask them about how to make a donation. Contact information for all libraries in Saskatchewan can be found in our Library Directory.
Get a job in a library?
Jobs in libraries can range from entry-level positions such as book shelving to knowledge-based professionals, such as librarians. We suggest that you contact the library and ask them how to apply for a job. Contact information for all libraries in Saskatchewan can be found in our Library Directory.
Make Saskatchewan Libraries web site my homepage?
If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, select Tools in your toolbar and then select Internet Options. Under the "General" tab, there should be a field in which you can enter the web site address of your homepage. Enter our address-http://www.mylibrary.sk.ca and then select okay.