Contactless Pickup at the Library is now available for all current USask students, staff, and faculty. (Photo: Chris Morin)

Tips for using the University Library at USask while learning remotely

New to studying for your courses online? The University Library is here for you.

Still supporting students

All University Library locations remain closed. However, library resources and services are still available to support your learning and research needs. For more information about library services and resources during this closure, refer to the University Library online guide or the University Library website.

Contactless Pickup at the Library

Contactless Pickup at the Library is now available for all current USask students, staff, and faculty. Contactless pickup can be arranged for borrowing physical items in our collection. Additionally, portions of items such as a book chapter, a print article, or select pages from a book, can be scanned and delivered via email.

Writing Help

Write with confidence! The library can support you at any stage of the writing process to help you meet your writing goals. Writing Help provides the tools and strategies to help you revise your work and understand the expectations of academic writing. Meet with a tutor online: book an appointment.

Math and Stats Help

Got a tricky math and stats question? The library can help you with that. Math and Stats Help provides support for current USask students taking first-year and introductory courses, but can also help with a range of mathematical and statistical topics. Book an appointment with a Math and Stats tutor.

Study Skills

The library has a variety of study skill resources. You can find valuable tips online, including strategies for preparing and writing short-answer and multiple-choice exams, as well as tips for dealing with exam anxiety. For a detailed list of tips and helpful advice, check out the SLS Study Skills website. Workshops, appointments with peer mentors and email consultations are still available via studyskills@usask.ca.

Navigating online study

The University Library also has tips to help you expertly use tools that have emerged as staples of online learning, including online calendars and WebEx.

Access to University Archives and Special Collections (UASC)

A lot of information about our collections, including digitized material, is available through the UASC website. Reference services are available by email at ua.sc@usask.ca. In addition to providing previously digitized information through available digital resources, a part-time cohort of staff is available to help with new digitization requests and research questions that require consultation of collections housed on-site. 

A limited number of in-person appointments are also available for researchers whose needs can’t be met through the digitization service. Click here for more information.

Ask Us

Ask Us a question–chat with a library staff member through instant messaging, text, or email. Chat and text are available. Starting Sept. 8, Ask Us is available Monday-Thursday 9 am to 9 pm, Friday 9 am to 5 pm, and Saturday-Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.

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