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Book Return

There are two book returns.

As you enter the library, you will notice a book drop in the wall to your left.  Items may be returned through the slot.  Please do not leave your returns on the desk as they remain your responsibility until they are checked in and removed from your account.

In the hallway outside the library, there is a slot in the window located just outside the library entrance for after hours returns. 

Types of Accounts

Library staff can provide details about your account (due dates, overdue information, renewals, bills) or you can view your account online.   To view your account information or renew available items, click here.  When the My Account window opens, input your student/staff/library card number as your User ID and enter your PIN.  If you do not know your PIN, contact the library.

Detailed Account Information

Sault College Students

Your Campus One student card is your library card.  This card permits you to borrow circulating materials, AV equipment, and course reserves.

Continuing Education and Apprenticeship students will be issued a paper card by their instructor.  You must present this card to borrow library materials, AV equipment, or course reserves.

Students from other Academic Institutions

Upon presentation of a valid student card, students who are currently registered at any post-secondary institution are eligible for a Sault College library card.  This card will permit three books to be borrowed.  Other types of materials may be used within the library but may not be borrowed with this type of account.

College Staff

Your employee ID card is your library card.  All college employees receive borrowing privileges.

Community Borrowers

Members of the community may purchase a library card at a cost of $10/year.  This card will permit three books to be borrowed.  Other types of materials may be used within the library but may not be borrowed with this type of acount.  Community borrowers do not have access to computer resources.  Contact the library for further information about accessing academic computer resources.

Reserves

Instructors may choose to place materials on reserve in the library for their students.  Reserves are held behind the Circulation Desk and can be borrowed for a period of time set by the instructor, this ranges from the default "3 hour, library use only" to "3 weeks at home use". 

Material will usually be assignment specific, though we do have standard course material that Instructors want available at all time. 

Course text books will not be found on the reserves shelf.

 

The library also has a number of general purpose reserves, like Cites & Sources, dictionaries, etc, that can be used by any student within the library. 

To borrow a reserve, students must:

  1. Ask for the material at the Circulation Desk
  2. Have their student card with them - student cards act as library cards, the library cannot check out material without the card being present

Collections

The library provides access to a wealth of information found in resources ranging from traditional print and audiovisual materials to specialized online encyclopedias, databases of journal articles, and the Internet.  Contact the library for a tour or assistance using any of these resources.

The library's collection includes the following types of materials:

Reference materials:   Collection of items that are always available in the library because they do not circulate.  The reference collection is located on the 2nd level of the library and is comprised mainly of dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, manuals, and other reference works.

Books & Academic Videos:   Collection of circulating materials shelved on the top floor of the library.

Print Periodicals:   Print periodicals are found in the Reading Lounge on the main floor of the library and may be borrowed for 1 week.

Online Resources:   Sault College subscribes to a wide variety of databases and online resources (journal articles, eBooks, etc).  Most of these resources can be accessed from campus and remotely. 

Career Resources:   Located throughout the stacks on the 3rd level of the library, Career Resources relate to choosing a career, preparing a resume and cover letter, and the interview process. General Career Resources can be found in the Business section, however field-specific resources can be in the sections related to those fields. Look for the Careers sticker throughout the library for more! 

Juvenile Literature:   Children's books have been shelved as a separate collection on the top level of the library.

Graphic Novels: The library houses a small but robust collection of graphic novels in the Reading Lounge on the main floor.

Paperbacks: General Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, and Science Fiction/Fantasy paperbacks are located in the Reading Lounge on the main floor.

DVDs: Hundreds of feature films and documentaries are located on the 2nd level of the library.

AV Equipment
The library has a small collection of AV equipment for loan.  This collection is comprised of laptops, digital projectors, video cameras, still digital cameras, voice recorders, calculators, etc. For a complete list of AV equipment please see our AV Equipment for Loan page.

Ron Doyle Library
Sault College
443 Northern Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
P6B 4J3
(705) 759-2554 ext. 2711
library@saultcollege.ca

Off-Campus Access

To access the databases from off-campus:

  • Select your database
  • Login using your student number
    (Username) and PIN (Password)

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Don't know your PIN?
Check your Sault College e-mail.
PIN info is sent to you at the beginning of each semester by "SIRSI".
Still can't find it? Contact Library staff at 705-759-2554 ext. 2711,
by email to library@saultcollege.ca or text at 705-998-5954.