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SHA Library

About the Library

The SHA Library provides a comprehensive range of excellent knowledge services and resources to assist in making better decisions, research, learning and innovation to achieve healthy patient outcomes.

As an evidence-based institution, the SHA Library is here to help you access, acquire and/or find relevant information for your work and for optimal patient care.

The SHA Library provides seamless access to provincial information resources and offers instructional support in research, evidence-based practice, literature searching, and health information literacy. Resources provided by SHIRP (Saskatchewan Health Information Resources Program) are integrated into the SHA’s online collection along with relevant evidence-based Open Access resources.

You are experts in patient care. We are experts in information.

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Ask for updates on specific topics or journal alerts

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Apps and tools to support evidence-based practice

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Seamless access throughout SHA

Request a library card number today for remote access

The SHA Library’s website is the main library. 95% of the Library’s resources are electronic and therefore available to all SHA staff, physicians, clinicians and affiliates across the Saskatchewan Health Authority. 

We do so much more than what we list on this page. Request a training session and we will provide you with a full orientation of our services and resources. 

General Inquiries

library@saskhealthauthority.ca | Regina: 306-766-4142 | Saskatoon: 306-655-5224 | Prince Albert: 306-765-6026

 

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Susan Baer, B.P.H.E, M.L.S.

Manager-Library Services

& Knowledge Management

Regina General Hospital

306-766-3830

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Catherine Young, B.A, M.L.I.S

Clinical Librarian Team Lead

Saskatoon City Hospital (MTWF)

306-655-7902

St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon (Th)

306-655-5049

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Michelle Dalidowicz, B.A, M.L.I.S

Clinical Librarian Team Lead

Pasqua Hospital, Regina

306-766-8936

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Brianna Howell-Spooner, B.A, M.L.I.S

Clinical Librarian

Jim Pattison Children's

Hospital, Saskatoon (MWThF)

306-655-3201

Royal University Hospital,

Saskatoon (T)

306-655-6832

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Courtney Ellsworth, B.A, M.L.I.S

Clinical Librarian

Victoria Hospital, PA

306-765-6026

 

 

 

 

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Lance Fox, B.A, M.L.I.S

Clinical Librarian

Regina General Hospital

306-766-4148

 

 

 

 

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Lukas Miller, B.A, M.L.I.S

Clinical Librarian

Regina General Hospital

306-766-3832

 

 

 

 

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Mark Mueller, B.A, M.L.I.S

Clinical Librarian

Regina General Hospital

306-766-3481

 

 

 

 

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Vanja Stojanovic, B.A, M.A, M.L.I.S Candidate

Co-op Librarian

226-808-5772

 

 

 

 

 

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Martina Hahnefeld

Library Systems Analyst

Regina General Hospital

306-766-4857

 

 

 

 

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Scott Frick

Library Systems Analyst

St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon

306-655-5224

 

 

 

 

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Kathy Kreklewich

Library Technician

Regina General Hospital

306-766-3838

 

 

 

 

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Lily Walter-Smith

Library Technician

Regina General Hospital (MTh)

306-766-3834

Pasqua Hospital, Regina (TW)

306-766-2370

 

 

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Michelle Zahayko

Saskatchewan Cancer Agency

Allan Blair Cancer Centre, Regina

306-766-2203

 

 

 

 

library seating

NOTE: Temporarily closed due to COVID-19

Contact Us

306-765-6026

Staffed Hours

Monday-Friday 8am to 4:30pm

Access

24/7 prox card access automatic for physicians and staff.

Location

1200 – 24th St. West, Room 432 Herb Bassett Wing, Prince Albert, SK S6V 5T4

Directions

  • From the main entrance, turn left into the Herb Bassett Wing
  • The Library/Telehealth door will be on your right

library seating

NOTE: Temporarily closed due to COVID-19

Contact Us

306-766-2370

Staffed Hours

Monday-Friday 8am to 4:30pm

Access
  • 24/7 physical access available for clinical staff and students with ID badge.
  • Request physical access. Your employee ID number is required on the registration form
Location

4101 Dewdney Avenue, 3A, Regina, SK S4T 1A5

Directions

  • From the main entrance, go through main entrance and proceed straight past the information desk.
  • Take elevator 10 or 11 to floor 3.
  • Exit right, go up steps, turn right and continue down the hallway.
  • Library is on your right, across from the Nursing Museum
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reception desk

NOTE: Security card access only for clinical staff and students

Contact Us: 306-766-4142

Staffed Hours: Monday-Friday 8am to 4:30pm

Access:

  • 24/7 physical access available for clinical staff and students with ID badge.
  • Request physical access. Your employee ID number is required on the registration form

Location: 1440 14th Avenue, OB, Regina, SK S4P 0W5

Directions:

From the 14th Avenure entrance

  • Go through entrance, turn right, and go past Robin's Donuts.
  • Go down hallway, past the second Robin's Donuts (on your left).
  • Take elevator 5 or 6 to floor 0 (zero).
  • Exit right, then go left at sign directing you to the Health Sciences Library.
From the 15th Avenue entrance
  • Go through entrance and straight ahead up ramp.
  • Take elevator 5 or 6 to floor 0 (zero).
  • Exit right, then go left at sign directing you to the Health Sciences Library.
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library seating

NOTE: Temporarily closed due to COVID-19

Contact Us

306-766-5441

Staffed Hours

Monday-Thursday 8am to 4:30pm

Access

  • 24/7 physical access available for clinical staff and students with ID badge.
  • Request physical access. Your employee ID number is required on the registration form

Location

2180 23rd Avenue, 2-402, Regina, SK S4S 0A5

Directions

From the 23rd Avenue entrance

  • Go through main entrance and down long hallway to the stairwell.
  • Go up the stairs, turn left.
  • Keep left past the cafeteria, and turn left at pedway across from the bathrooms.
  • Go over the pedway and down the ramp.
  • Library is on the right.
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library seating

NOTE: Temporarily closed due to COVID-19

Contact Us

306-655-3201

Staffed Hours

Monday, Wednesday-Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm
Volunteers are available at other times on Tuesdays

Access

  • Temporarily closed due to COVID.

Location

Patient & Family Resource Centre, Main Floor, Rm M112, Jim Pattison Children's Hospital, 103 Hospital Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8

Directions

From the Main Entrance of the hospital

  • Walk past the elevators towards the coffee shop at the end of the lobby.
  • Turn left at the gift shop, the Patient and Family Resources Centre is the first door on your left.
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library seating

NOTE: Location is currently under construction and unavailable

Contact Us

306-655-6832

Staffed Hours

Tuesdays 7:30am to 4:00pm
Volunteers are available at other times

Access

  • Open 24/7
  • Library collections only available during staffed hours.

Location

103 Hospital Drive, Patient & Family Resource Centre, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8

Directions

From the Information Desk in the Main Mall

  • Go down the Main Mall, away from the SaskTel Theatre, towards Ellis Hall.
  • When you come to the escalators, you will see the Patient & Family Resource Centre ahead to your right.
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library seating

NOTE: Temporarily closed due to COVID-19

Contact Us

306-655-8228

Staffed Hours

Monday-Wednesday, Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm

Access

  • 24/7 (prox card) physical access available.Request physical access.
  • Ring the bell and show your employee ID card during staffed hours.
  • Patients and their visitors can ring the bell for access during staffed hours.

Location

701 Queen Street, Room 1923, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0M7

Directions

From the main entrance

  • Turn right and go past the SCH Foundation office.
  • When you come to the entrance of the Asher Auditorium, take the hallway to the right.
  • Down this hallway you will find the entrance to the library on your left.
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library seating

NOTE: Temporarily closed due to COVID-19

Contact Us

306-655-5224

Staffed Hours

Thursdays 7:30am to 4:00pm

Access

  • 24/7 (prox card) physical access available.Request physical access.
  • Ring the bell and show your employee ID card during staffed hours.
  • Patients and their visitors can request access 24/7 by paging Security Services at 306-655-5000.

Location

1702 20th Street West, Room B0.6.06, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Z9

Directions

From the main entrance

  • Turn right towards Tim Hortons
  • Go down the first hallway on your left
  • Take the elevators on your right at the end of the hallway
  • Go to floor 0 (zero)
  • Exit left out of the elevator
  • Turn right into cafeteria
  • Library is on the right as you enter
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Terms of Access:
I agree to adhere to the following conditions for access to online and print resources provided by the Saskatchewan Health Authority Library:

  • I will use the library resources and services for my own work-related purposes only

  • I will not share my library card number for remote access

  • I am responsible for all transactions conducted using my library card number

  • I agree to abide by the Library's borrowing rules

I understand that any violation of the foregoing may result in disciplinary action, cost recovery for materials, and/or termination of my access to library services.

The personal information on collected for Library registration is to provide a means to authenticate you to the online resources, and to contact you about your access when necessary.

The information collected will confirm your agreement to the terms and conditions of online use. If you have any questions or concerns about the information collected or how it will be used, please contact us.

Saskatchewan Health Information Resources Program (SHIRP) resources, which are available on our website, are licensed by the University Library of the University of Saskatchewan for educational, research, and non-commercial personal use by:

  • Licensed health care practitioners in Saskatchewan
  • Current students, faculty and staff of the University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina, and Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  • Employees of the Ministry of Health, eHealth Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, and Health Quality Council

Systematic copying or downloading of electronic resource content is not permitted by Canadian and International Copyright law.

The Library is accessible both in-person and virtually. The Library Safe Use and Conduct Guidelines are intended to ensure that our space and resources are used in a manner consistent with the vision, mission and values of the Saskatchewan Health Authority Library. 

  • Onsite: Use of the electronic resources is available to all staff when connected to the SHA network.
  • Remote access: Staff and students affiliated with the SHA and physicians practicing within the region are eligible for a personal library card number.
    • This number is for individual educational or research purposes only. Sharing access violates the Library's and SHIRP's license agreements.
  • Libraries are open to all during staffed service hours.
  • The print collection is freely accessible for anyone to use within the library. Staff and students affiliated with the SHA and physicians practicing within the region can borrow materials in accordance with the Library's borrowing rules.
  • Access is available for approved individuals. Those not registered for physical access will be asked to exit the library at the close of regular service hours. Children are not permitted during unstaffed hours.
  • Clean computer keyboards before and after use using the wipes provided
  • The Library is not responsible for unattended items
  • Library doors must remain closed and locked during unstaffed hours
  • Only service animals are allowed in the library
  • Keep it contained: Drinks with secure lids only
  • Dispose of waste and recyclables properly using the containers provided
  • Keep food away from the computers

Of our 7 locations:

  • The Regina General Hospital Library offers space for both quiet study and collaborative work
  • The Pasqua Hospital Library and the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre Library are designated as quiet branches

In the designated quiet zones, we request that you:

  • Limit conversation
  • Speak quietly
  • Turn cell phones & beepers to vibrate
  • Use cell phones outside the library

Library staff try to manage noise levels in relation to the type of space. Let us know about disruptions, or contact security during unstaffed hours. Security numbers are posted at the computer stations.

COVID-19 Library Site Temporary Closures and Service Updates

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

It is business as usual throughout the library’s website. Working from home? Get a Library Card Number to use the licensed resources remotely.

  • COVID-19-related Evidence Search requests will be given priority.
  • Teaching and instruction offered via Webex.
  • Book loans available. Contact us to borrow books from other SHA Library locations.
  • Any returned books are quarantined for 3 days.
  • CANCELLED: Onsite attendance for rounds and patient education. Support available through email.
  • 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 temporarily 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.

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Mobile Apps
  • Remember that a number of library resources are also available to download to your mobile device.
  • See the complete list of apps that are available and their downloading instructions.
LibKey Nomad
Google Scholar Library Links

Option 1:

  • 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, select it and click "Save".
  • Now an "SHA Library" link will appear next to the search results that the Library has access to.

Option 2:

  • Use LibKey Nomad
  • This browser extension automatically sets up SHA Library links in Google Scholar for you