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Use of Computers and Networks

The Reg Erhardt Library is a modern learning and research centre providing numerous computer workstations and network access to our patrons.

The library's computer workstations and laptops are intended for academic use. Priority is given to SAIT students, staff, and faculty who are using the workstations for academic activities, and use may be restricted to this purpose during periods of high demand.

Use of the wifi network by the SAIT community and guests is subject the same terms of acceptable use as library computers. For assistance with setting up wi-fi, see Network and Wifi Access.

All users must respect the Information Services User Code AD.2.7.1.

Saving Files

Files must be saved on:

  • a personal storage device, such as a USB drive,
  • a cloud platform, such as OneDrive or BrightSpace, or
  • a network drive, usually H: or O: drives for SAIT students and staff.

Any personal files left on workstation hard drives are removed daily. Please save your work often, as the library is not responsible for data lost due to human error or system failure.

USB Drives

Due to security concerns, the Library staff will not use USB drives offered by students. If you need to transfer a file to a staff member, use email or cloud storage instead. Library staff are also unable to provide USB drives to users.

Applications

Users may access the applications provided on library computers. Installing other software is not permitted.

Copyright Infringement and Illegal Downloading

Learn about SAIT’s policies and obligations regarding copyright infringement and illegal downloading.

Guest Use of Computers and Wi-fi

The term "guest" refers to library visitors who are not current SAIT students, faculty or staff and who, therefore, lack their own network credentials.

Computer Access

The library has eight combination guest/student workstations (including two disability priority workstations) and two scanner workstations. Students have priority access. Guests will vacate their workstation if a student requires access.

Guest use is limited to one daily log-in, for a maximum of two hours and may be restricted further at busy times. The two-hour daily guest access maximum cannot be split into multiple visits.

Guests must sign in at the Information Desk and show staff an identification card or document that includes the guest's name and the name of the issuing agency, such as:

  • Driver's license
  • SAIT alumni card
  • Student ID card from another institution
  • Charitable society ID card
  • Passport

Library staff will log guests onto workstations. The guest login password is confidential and available only to library staff.

Note that guests are unable to print at the Library.

Guest wireless access

Visitors to the Reg Erhardt Library, who do not have SAIT network credentials and need wireless internet access, can connect to the Sait Guest Network (sait-guest).

If you are a member of an Eduroam campus, you may access that network while at SAIT.

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