Anyone is welcome to take out items from the A.C. Schindel Library. Please provide one piece of identification showing your current address.
How to Borrow
- Take the item(s) you wish to borrow to the circulation desk.
- Circulating items are signed out for a three week loan period.
- As long as the items have not been recalled, they can be renewed for another three weeks simply by logging into your account on reindex.net/STU. The login tab is on the top right of the page and then go to the self-service tab. A drop down menu will appear. Go to check your library account. There will be a list of all the materials you have out, click on the BLUE renew button and the book is now RENEWED for another three weeks. (FYI: Your user id is the P zero number on the bottom of your library card. You decide on your own four digit password.)
Click HERE to watch a video and learn how to find a journal article online using the library's database system.
Overdues and Fines
Items not returned to the library by its due date are overdue, and overdue fine charges will be applied ($.25/day/item). The maximum fine is $10.00 per item. Materials more than 28 days overdue are considered lost. Borrowers will be invoiced for lost or damaged items plus a $20.00 processing fee. Grades, diplomas, and tuition refunds will be withheld until all fines are paid.
There are computers in the Library that provide students with access to the Internet, Word, and the Reindex Library catalogue. Students require an ID and password to use these computers. One can be temporarily assigned if needed.
Computer Catalogue (Reindex): Reindex functions as the key to the library’s collection and provides access to all material by means of author, title, and subject references.
Library books are arranged by the Library of Congress system. Please do not re-shelve the books yourself; library staff will do the re-shelving. Return the books you decide not to borrow to the book cart by the computers. If you are unable to return borrowed books by the due date, you can renew items by simply logging into your account on reindex.net/STU (our new library catalogue)
Certain required reading titles are placed on short-term loan, or reserve, at the circulation desk. These items have a very short loan period - sometimes only a few hours. Reserve books must be returned by the end of the reserve period. Note: The fines are higher for an item on reserve. A student may borrow only one reserve book at a time.
The reference section is composed of commentaries, encyclopaedias, dictionaries, lexicons, atlases, etc., which serve to provide definitions, documentation and other such “quick” information. These books are marked by an “R” or “Ref” above the classification number. Reference items need to be available for use at all times when the library is open. It can be arranged with the librarian to have access to the material overnight. Just ask!
Each item must be checked out at (and returned to) the circulation desk. Please have the librarian or the library worker sign out your books. When the library is locked, materials may be returned to the book deposit box outside the library.
Periodicals and Periodical Indexes
Periodicals, or magazines, range in content from brief newsletters to scholarly articles. They are particularly useful for current opinion and for reporting recent developments in any field of study. The periodicals are arranged alphabetically by title; the current issues are on the display racks and the back issues are housed in the room next to the conference room. There are a number of periodicals online as well (see list below with url links below).
From the STU reindex.net/STU (our ONLINE catalogue now), there are tips under the "Information" tab at the top on how to search the databases to find quality and relevant journal articles, one can also learn about the research process and how to evaluate and cite resources. There is a section about the Saskatoon Theological Union (STU) Circulation policy and library hours here too. Be sure to check it out @ reindex.net/STU. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask them.
Enrich: A Journal for Pentecostal Ministry (Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)
Enrichment Online (Assemblies of God periodical)
Index to Pentecostal and Charismatic Scholarly Papers and Periodicals
Journal of Pentecostal Theology (index through 2000)
Link directly to select online publications (indexes, directories, papers, journals etc.)
Return the hard copies to the book cart at the front of the reference section. Thank you!
The Star Phoenix, the local daily newspaper, is provided for the students’ enjoyment.
Several back issues of periodicals are available on microfiche.
Photocopies are $.10 each.
One needs to purchase a "code" at the office for $10.00 which will give you 100 copies.
The user is asked to be aware of, and subject to, any copyright regulations applicable to the material. The library and the college are not responsible for what is copied on the library copier.
The archives room includes material on the history of Horizon and the history of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada with an emphasis on the Saskatchewan and Manitoba/Northwest Ontario districts. Books dating prior to 1950 are also housed in this room. The material in the archives is for Library use only. Please check with the Librarian before using material marked “Limited Access.”
Confused about copyright? As an affiliated college of the University of Saskatchewan. Horizon follows their copyright policies and procedures.
The University of Saskatchewan offers several resources to help you with the complexities of copyright!
The University’s Copyright office (http://www.usask.ca/copyright/) is an excellent resource for all things copyright. This office has a detailed web site which includes FAQs, information for instructors, creators, etc. The Copyright office is also currently offering ongoing information sessions for the campus community.
You can also consult the University Library’s Copyright web site (http://libguides.usask.ca/copyright) for copyright information as it pertains to specific Library services, such as linking to articles, interlibrary loan, reserves, etc.
The University Library recently implemented its new Usage Rights Database which assists our users with identifying important license information as it relates to the use of our electronic resources. The usage rights for specific electronic resources now appear on the Library’s Find it! availability screen, as shown in the following example: http://bit.ly/O73ufh
When searching for a specific e-journal title, you can see what is, and is not, permitted to use for the purpose of e-reserves , direct linking, or inclusion in coursepacks and course management systems, like Blackboard. You can view a short demo video on this new service on the Library’s Copyright web site: http://libguides.usask.ca/copyright