Information about getting a library account at the USask University Library. 

This content applies to:

  • Anyone without a USask Library account


For USask students, faculty and staff

Library accounts are automatically created for all current USask students, as well as permanent or term faculty and staff, so there is typically nothing you need to do to get an account set up. Your campus ID card is your library card. 

In rare instances, there may be a delay in the automatic HR processes for new faculty and staff. If you are are a new employee who is unable to access your library account, reach out to us:

To be able to activate your library account, we will need to see proof of employment, such as a letter of offer from your department which includes your start date.

For anyone else

If you are not a current student or permanent or term faculty or staff, we can manually create an account for you. You can request a library account by:

The library's Borrowing Services page lists various types of library accounts that are available. 

Your USask affiliation will determine what kind of University Library account you are eligible for. Access to electronic resources (online databases, ejournals, and ebooks) is determined by licenses that the library signs with publishers, and varies depending on your affiliation. Most licenses permit only current USask students, staff, and faculty (including sessional lecturers, emeriti, adjunct professors, and research associates) to access e-resources from off campus. Alumni and external borrowers have limited access to e-resources.

We will need to see proof of employment, affiliation, or enrollment if applicable. If you are setting up a new account, be prepared to show photo ID. 

To learn more about your library account, see How do I access My Library Account? and What can I do in My Library Account?