Regina Public Library is a member of the Saskatchewan Information and Library Services Consortium (SILS). The consortium is composed of all 10 library systems in the province (seven regional library systems, two urban libraries and Pahkisimon Nuye?áh, the northern library system. Prior to March 2017, SILS enabled each public library system to collaborate on join purchases for the benefit of all public libraries. The consortium administered a single Integrated Library System (ILS) which was a single, province-wide software system and database that allowed library customers equal access to information and service options. The initiative was the foundation for “One Province, One Library Card,” and offered a universal library card to all Saskatchewan residents.
RPL is fortunate to share a long and historic partnership with the City of Regina. Regina Public Library is funded primarily through the mill rate (the property taxes) set for the city of Regina: each year we request a portion of the City’s mill rate to maintain and manage the library. Our Board of Directors includes the mayor and a city councillor at the table.