Full List of Library Policies

The Reg Erhardt Library is a modern learning and research centre providing numerous computer workstations to our patrons.

The Library's computer workstations and laptops are intended for academic use. Priority is given to SAIT students, staff, and faculty who are using the workstations for academic activities, and use may be restricted to this purpose during periods of high demand.

All users must respect the Information Services User Code AD.2.7.1, also available in the SAIT Policies and Procedures Manual (call number: REF 378.712338 S727P). In addition, patrons using any library workstation are expected to be considerate of the needs of others and to comply with the additional policies listed below.

Guest Use

The term "guest" refers to library visitors who are not current SAIT students, faculty or staff and who, therefore, lack their own network credentials.

The Library has eight combination guest/student workstations (including two disabled access priority workstations) and two scanner workstations. Students have priority status. Guests will vacate their workstation if a student requires access.

Guest use is limited to one daily log-in, for a maximum of two hours and may be restricted further at busy times. The two hour daily guest access maximum cannot be split into multiple visits. This policy is applicable to all Library service days and hours.

Guests must sign in at the Information Desk and show staff an identification card or document that includes the guest’s name and the name of the issuing agency. If photo ID is not available, staff will accept two pieces of non-photo ID.

Examples of acceptable identification include:

  • Driver's license
  • SAIT alumni
  • Student card
  • Charitable society
  • Passport

Library staff will log guests onto workstations. The guest login password is confidential and available only to library staff.

Food and Beverages

Computer areas are subject to the same Food and Beverage policies as other library spaces.

Saving Files

Files must be saved on your own storage device or on your personal drive (usually H). Any personal files left on workstation hard drives are removed daily.

Please save your work often, as the library is not responsible for data lost due to human error or system failure.


Users may access the software applications provided. Installing other software is not permitted.


At closing time users are expected to log off and leave promptly.


Patrons who do not abide by these policies will be asked to leave.

Library staff are the final arbiters of what constitutes appropriate use of library workstations. Questions or concerns about these policies or other users should be referred first to Library Information Desk staff. Follow-up, if necessary, should be referred to the Access Services Librarian or the Library Manager.

Last Updated: October 19, 2016 2:32 PM

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