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Explore History is your gateway to a world-class collection of primary sources – maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits and more.
Learn about the lives and history of Indigenous Peoples, members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, and more. Explore the archives of periodicals such as The Economist and The Times.
All Saskatchewan residents enjoy unrestricted access to these collections thanks to the Dr. John Archer Library, University of Regina with the assistance of the University of Saskatchewan Library and Regina Public Library. This initiative aims to further research, teaching and lifelong learning in Saskatchewan.
You do not need a library card to use Explore History – it’s open to everyone who lives in Saskatchewan. Please note, you must be within Saskatchewan to use this resource. Access from outside of Saskatchewan's geographical boundaries is disabled.
Explore History gives you access to:
Full assistance can be found in the Help menu inside each resource.
Staff can also provide basic assistance.
Regina Public Library is pleased to provide free access to this third-party service to customers paying taxes to or residing in the City of Regina. Members of other Saskatchewan libraries are not guaranteed access to this service or any other electronic resource to which Regina Public Library subscribes.
Regina Public Library customers are reminded that this is a third-party service over which Regina Public Library has no control so changes may occur without warning and customization is not always possible.