Reg Erhardt Library a vital hub for students needing resources

Group study in the library: SAIT students are studying in the Reg Erhardt library in the Stan Grad building at SAIT, Calgary on Friday, March 8, 2024. (Photo by Sukhneet Kaur/The Press)

SAIT is a bustling campus, and students often seek a quiet place to study in a peaceful environment. The Reg Erhardt Library at SAIT is a special place for students where they can access all the resources they need.

It serves as a vital hub for students seeking resources for research, assignments, and projects, providing them with the tools and resources necessary to support their programs.

The library serves more than 14,000 students, staff, and faculty at SAIT.

“Since we have our group projects, we are most probably seen in the library because it is easy to work when we are here in the library,” said Sukhneet Kaur, an administrative information management student at SAIT.

There is a variety of study spaces accessible and 11 study rooms can be booked, along with 170 workstations, two assistive-technology workstations, two scanner workstations, and 14 GIS, data, and design workstations. There are five focus area study cubicles and three multi-function devices for scanning, printing, and copying.

The library is filled with tactile resources, such as books, academic articles, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers, along with leisure and educational videos, scanners, reference materials, and image databases.

Students can also borrow laptops and camera gear from the library.

“Sometimes, I forget my laptop at home … but I can borrow it from the library. The library also provides us with some other resources, like headphones, whenever we need them,” said Kushaldeep Kaur, an administrative information management student at SAIT.

Printing stations: Kushaldeep Kaur prints her documents for the assignment in the Reg Erhardt library in the Stan Grad building at SAIT, Calgary on Wednesday, March 13, 2024. Kaur is a first-year student of administrative information management at SAIT. (Photo by Sukhneet Kaur/The Press)

Printing can be costly, so the library offers access to printing stations and cheaper printing options, only $0.20 for a black-and-white page and $0.50 for a colour page.

The print stations are located in the Aldred Centre, Room CA200, the Senator Burns building, Room NH109, and the NN 8th floor Business Centre.

As mentioned by the students, the library staff are very kind and helpful. Students can book a meeting with librarians if they need help with research or citation.

“I remember in my first semester, we were facing difficulty in our assignments, so we contacted our librarian, and he helped us in a really good way,” added Kaur.

Printing the documents: Sukhneet Kaur prints her documents for the assignment in the Reg Erhardt library in the Stan Grad building at SAIT, Calgary on Wednesday, March 13, 2024. Kaur is a first-year student of administrative information management at SAIT. (Photo by Sukhneet Kaur/The Press)

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As a news reporting and communications major in the journalism program at SAIT, Sukhneet Kaur is working as a writer for The Press in 2024.