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COVID-19 Library Site Closures & Service Updates

All information on this page is subject to change at short notice. Please check this page regularly.

It is business as usual through the library’s website.

Working from home? Get a library barcode to use the licensed resources.

Service updates:

  • COVID-19-related Evidence Search & Article/Book requests will be given priority. Other requests if there is time.
  • Teaching and instruction CANCELLED.
  • Book loans not available, EXCEPT FOR: CPR, ACLS, PALS, NRP in Regina. Self-serve loans at WRC & PH.
  • There is no need to return any library books at this time.  All library materials currently checked out have a due date of May 1.  Any returned books are quarantined for 3 days.
  • CANCELLED: Onsite attendance for rounds and patient education. Support available through email.

Location updates:

  • All locations now require badge/prox card access for entry where available.
  • Food is no longer allowed in any of our locations.
  • The following locations are CLOSED:
    • Pasqua Hospital, Regina
    • Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, Regina
    • Jim Pattison Children's Hospital, Saskatoon
    • Patient & Family Resource Centre, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon
    • Saskatoon City Hospital, Saskatoon (no prox card access available)
    • St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon (no prox card access available)
    • Victoria Hospital, Prince Albert

Thank you for your cooperation.

Working from Home

Here is everything you need to work from home.


  • A library barcode number will provide you with 24/7 access from anywhere to all electronic library resources.
  • Just enter the number when prompted to do so and it will grant you access. Make sure you are accessing the resource through the library website.
  • Fill out this form and we will email you your own personal barcode. 

Mobile Apps: 

  • Remember that a number of library resources are also available to download to your mobile device. 
  • All apps can be downloaded from home (some of them may require a barcode for the initial download). Contact us if you need any help.
  • See the complete list of apps that are available and their downloading instructions.

LibKey Nomad: (available for Google Chrome, as well as Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Brave and Vivaldi)

  • LibKey Nomad is a great tool to download in order to stay connected to library resources, even when using the web for research.
  • It allows you to link directly to full-text PDF articles that are available through the SHA Library.
  • If the full-text isn't available, then it will link you to a request form so that you can request it from the Library.
  • Download LibKey Nomad for your browser. (enter "Saskatchewan Health Authority" for Organization")
  • A dark blue icon that says "Download PDF" or "Access Options" will now appear in various databases, search engines, and websites such as PubMed, publisher pages, and Wikipedia.  

Google Scholar Library Links:

  • See if the Library has full-text for the articles you find in Google Scholar.
  • Go to Google Scholar and click on the bar menu icon in the top-left corner.
  • Click on "settings" and then "library links".
  • Enter "Saskatchewan Health Authority" into the search box and then check the box for the SHA Library once it appears and click "save".
  • Now when searching in Google Scholar, a link that says "SHA Library" will appear next to the search results that the Library has access to. Click the link to be taken to the full-text of that article.