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SHIRP: About Us

Homepage for the Saskatchewan Health Information Resources Program (SHIRP)

About Us

SHIRP is a program of the University Library that licenses a sub-set of the University Library's health sciences e-resources for access by Saskatchewan's licensed health care practitioners, post-secondary institution students and employees.

The image below represents that various stakeholder groups that are provided with access to SHIRP resources.

In addition to e-resources, SHIRP also provides reimbursement funding for some library staffing and operations for the Saskatchewan Health Authority Library.

Access to SHIRP Resources

Access to SHIRP resources is free for any licensed health care practitioner in Saskatchewan. 

Offsite access to the SHIRP website is available by requesting a SHIRP User account. License or registration number from a licensing body in the province of Saskatchewan is required. Approval is usually granted within 24 hours.

See under 'Other Libraries' on the right hand side of this page for other ways to access SHIRP resources. 

If you have any questions about how to access SHIRP resources please contact

Contact Us

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SHIRP Office
Leslie and Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library, University of Saskatchewan,
104 Clinic Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 2Z4
(306) 966-8290

Other Libraries

Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) Library

Access to SHIRP resources can also be found on the SHA Library website. This now includes eHealth Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.

SHA Library

Post Secondary Libraries

Health Sciences students can access SHIRP resources through their institution's libraries:

University of Saskatchewan Leslie and Irene Dubé Health Science Library

Dr. John Archer Library - University of Regina

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library

Saskatchewan Health Organizations

The following organizations can access SHIRP resources onsite:

Saskatchewan Ministry of Health

Northern Intertribal Health Authority