Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)

St. Peter's Library consists of over 40,000 volumes classified according to the Library of Congress (LC) system.

Our on-line catalogue contains entries for all our holdings, which can be located by author, title, or subject.

Borrowing Policies and Procedures

Borrowing privileges

Borrowing privileges are extended to all currently registered students, faculty and staff of St. Peter’s College and the members of the monastic community of St. Peter’s Abbey.

Other users are eligible for borrowing privileges upon completing an application form at the circulation desk.

Library Cards

All library users need a valid St. Peter’s Library borrower’s card to check out any materials from the Library.  A card may be obtained at the circulation desk from the Library staff.

In the case of St. Peter’s College students, your student ID card is also your library card.  Please present it to the library staff whenever you want to borrow materials.

Lost or stolen student ID or library cards should be reported to the Library immediately to protect against unauthorized borrowing. 

Loan Periods

Books may circulate for three weeks unless otherwise specified.  All borrowers are guaranteed a loan period of seven days, after which the item may be recalled by another borrower.  Renewals are permitted unless a hold has been placed on the book.  To obtain a renewal, bring the book to the circulation desk.

JOURNALS/PERIODICALS:  Current issues are on the shelves and are NOT to be removed from the Library without special permission.  Bound periodicals may circulate for one week and are catalogued to the Library of Congress system and are located in the regular stacks. 

REFERENCE COLLECTION:  This collection is located at the east end of the main floor of the Library and contains materials such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and other resources covering a wide variety of topics.  These shelves are arranged by Library of Congress numbers like the regular stacks.  Use of reference books is restricted to the Library.

RESERVE MATERIALS:  Items in the reserve collection are materials faculty members have requested be put on short-term loan or for in-library use only.  Reserve materials are located at the circulation desk.  Please ask the Library staff for assistance in locating these materials.

AUDIO/VISUAL COLLECTION:  DVDs, CDs, and other media circulate for three weeks.

SZUMIGALSKI COLLECTION:  Books from this collection, located on the main floor of the library, are non-circulating and must be used in the library.

FICTION CORNER:  Located on the main floor, this small collection features various genres including:  classic and contemporary science fiction and fantasy novels, mysteries, westerns and best sellers.  These books may be borrowed for three weeks.

Overdue Materials


When library materials are borrowed, the due date is stamped in the back of the book.  Books not returned by the due date will be assessed a fine of $0.10 per day.

Overdue Reserve and Recalled Materials

Borrowers who fail to return recalled materials are subject to a fine assessed at a rate of $1.00 per day to a maximum of $25 per item.

NOTE:  There is a fine threshold of $50.  When fines exceed this amount, borrowing privileges will be suspended until the fines are paid. 

Replacement Cost for Lost, Damaged or Missing Items

Damage to, or loss of, materials must be reported to the Library.  The borrower is responsible for the cost of replacement plus a non-refundable $20 processing fee.

SPC Library Catalogue

Access to U of S Libraries' materials

All students currently registered at St. Peter's College may borrow books from the University of Saskatchewan Libraries and access many other resources. 

Go to the Off-Campus Library Services website at for information on how to search for books and journal articles, how to request library materials, access full-text on-line articles and more.

This unique collection of books belonged to the late Saskatchewan poet Anne Szumigalski.

Donated to St. Peter's College by the Saskatchewan Writers Guild, the 1300 volumes are housed in a separate section of the library. The collection includes many first editions, autographed copies and chapbooks by Saskatchewan authors as well as volumes by numerous Canadian authors.

The Szumigalski Collection is fully catalogued and is accessible through our on-line catalogue. The collection is non-circulating, but patrons are welcome to use the volumes on site.

Anne Szumigalski was born in London, England, in 1922 and passed away in 1999. She immigrated to Canada in 1951 and lived in Saskatoon. Szumigalski was the author of more than ten collections of poetry and won the 1995 Governor General's Award for poetry for Voice.

St. Peter's Library supports the educational needs of St. Peter's College and the monastic community of St. Peter's Abbey. Members of the general public are also welcome to use St. Peter's Library and to borrow materials from it.

St. Peter's Library consists of approximately 50,000 volumes catalogued according to the Library of Congress (LC) system.  The Library works in co-operation with University of Saskatchewan Libraries to access additional research material for students. St. Peter's Library is also a selective depository for Canadian government publications.

Since 2002 the Library has housed a 1300 volume collection of Saskatchewan and Canadian literature that belonged to the late, award-winning Saskatchewan poet Anne Szumigalski.  

Library Hours

September-April (Regular University term)


9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m



May-August (Summer hours)


9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m


Contact Library
(306) 682-7860
(306) 682-4402
St. Peter's College Library RPO Box 40 Muenster SK S0K 2Y0