Full List of Library Policies

A Personal Identification Number (PIN) assigned by the Library is required to access e-resources, such as: e-resources, e-books, steaming videos and more. It is also used to check your account and renew materials through My Library Account.

For SAIT Students your default PIN is the last four digits of the phone number you provided when you registered. You can change your PIN at any time.

Other borrowers can request PINs using the request form, in-person at the Information Desk or through any of our contact points.

Note: If you request your PIN through the automated form, it will be sent to the email address we have on file. For most users, that will be your @sait.ca or @edu.sait.ca address. You can access your SAIT email through mySAIT.

PIN Privileges by Borrower Type


SAIT Borrower

TAL Borrower

Alumni Borrower

Access e-resources


Not allowed

Not allowed

Renew materials online




Check library account




Expiry of PINs

This section covers expiry of library privileges for users. Library cards and PINs expire on the same date.


Full-time students have library privileges from the start of their program until they graduate or withdraw.

Part-time, apprentice and distance students can only access library resources while their classes are in session. Their privileges will expire on the last day of scheduled classes or upon withdrawal from SAIT.

Staff and Faculty

Permanent staff and faculty retain library privileges until they leave SAIT.

Contract staff and faculty only have library privileges for the period of their current contracts.


Privileges for users of The Alberta Library Card expire on the date written on the card by your sponsoring library.

Alumni cards do not expire, but library privileges expire annually.

Last Updated: October 12, 2016 1:37 PM

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