Library Resources – The SAIL Consortium

Library Resources – The SAIL Consortium


St. Mary’s University College (StMU) Library is a member of Southern Alberta Integrated Libraries (SAIL), a consortium group that includes:

This consortial relationship helps its members extend their provision of services to their respective academic and learning communities while building and extending new partnerships. The main benefit of this consortium is a union catalogue, which lists the collections and holdings of all the libraries of a library system or, in this case, a group of independent libraries. This allows you to:

  • search of the catalogues of all member libraries from StMU Library’s catalogue interface; and
  • access and borrow materials from member libraries’ collections, subject to the borrowing policies and restrictions of the individual member libraries.

In short, this consortium allows St. Mary’s College University Library to offer its users access to a much larger and broader set of collection resources than would otherwise be possible.

PLEASE NOTE: SAIL membership does not provide STMU users with remote / off-campus access to other member libraries electronic resources & databases.

Access via Mobile Device

The catalogue at St. Mary’s University College Library, as well as libraries that are part of SAIL, are now searchable on your smart phone.


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Use BookMyne to:

  • access the library’s catalogue —

    • perform author, title or subject, & keyword searches
    • save your search history so you can repeat the same search later, or run it in another library collection;
    • use the device’s camera, when available, to scan an item’s UPC code and search the catalogue by ISBN;
  • remotely access & view your user account—
    • place holds & renew materials;
    • receive alerts when books are due soon, or when holds are available.

For more information on this tool visit the SirsiDynix BookMyne site.

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