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Library Services During Covid-19

COVID-19 Library Services

Like the rest of the University of Alberta Libraries, the SJC Library is closed to the public indefinitely. However, many of our materials are available via curbside pickup.

We are still available to help virtually and by phone. To contact the library for assistance, you can call, email, or book an appointment using Calendly to get in touch with our librarian, Hailey Siracky.

There are also numerous resources available online, which can be accessed from the U of A Library’s Homepage.  

Further details about library services during Covid-19.

About the SJC Library

The St. Joseph's College Library is located on two levels in the basement of the east wing of the College. Our collection contains over 25,000 items and primarily supports the course we teach, as well as the research of our faculty. Therefore its focus is on areas such as Christian Theology, Philosophy, Ethics, Biblical Studies, Church History, Religious Education, and other topics related to the study of religion in general and Christianity and Catholicism in particular. All of our holdings are searchable using the University of Alberta Libraries website.

Along with books and reference materials, the St. Joseph’s College Library collection also contains a number of both scholarly and popular periodicals in print.

Our collection is fully integrated with the University of Alberta Library System, as well as NEOS.

Library Services

All are welcome to use the library and its materials and services. For students, faculty, and staff of the UofA, your ONEcard is your library card. Library cards from other NEOS institutions are accepted here as well. Currently, other members of the public are unable to access our materials and services due to Covid-19.

The library provides a ONEcard printer, scanner, and photocopier for University staff and students. We also have 5 public computers, 35 seats of study space, and an after-hours book drop.

Information Literacy instruction is also available for all SJC classes.

Accessibility

Unfortunately there is no elevator access to the library, which is located in the basement of the St. Joseph’s College building.

The library’s quiet atmosphere, low-glare furnishings (primarily wood), combination of natural and fluorescent light, and carpeted floor make it a generally low-stimulation environment.

See U of A Libraries Accessible Resources, Space and Services for more information.

Please contact us for further assistance.

Director of Library Services

SJC’s Director of Library Services, Hailey Siracky, has a Masters of Information from the University of Toronto, and a BA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Alberta. Her graduate research in information studies examined the spiritual journal-keeping practices of Catholic young adults, and she continues to be interested in the intersections of information and contemplative practice.