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“The library has been a godsend for me, and I believe for the community too, during this pandemic.”  Kathleen, RPL Donor

Supporting RPL connects you to the community: your gifts create opportunities. They give Regina’s citizens a chance to discover new ideas and skills, and explore free physical and digital resources, programs and services.

Why donate?

Libraries are needed more now than ever.

In 2020, we lent out 233,167 eBooks, a 110 per cent increase over our 2019 circulation. The world is changing, and we need your help to keep pace with our community’s needs.

Together, we can strengthen and help our community discover, learn and connect — at every branch, online, and in person.

Give the gift of connection — donate or volunteer today.

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Other Ways to Donate

Young person wearing a mask reads a book at the library

There are several ways to donate. You can mail your donation to the address below or come for a visit. The Development Office is always happy to receive visitors and discuss donation options!

Fund Development Office
2nd Floor, Central Library
2311 - 12th Avenue
Regina SK  S4P 3Z5
306-777-6117

If you would like to mail your donation please download our RPL Donations Form to accompany your donation.

Other ways to give:

In Honour and in Memory

Would you like to honour a special person in your life? Make a donation to in honour or in memory of a friend or loved one. Let us know what role the library played for this cherished person. Should you wish to have the honouree or family notified, please provide their contact information.

Library Legacy

RPL welcomes legacy gifts such as stocks and securities, bequests, charitable trusts, life insurance and RRSP/RRIFs. We recommend you work with your financial advisor on the best way to leave a Library legacy.

Stock and Securities

Donating publicly-traded shares is a tax-efficient way to make a donation, and when you transfer publicly traded stocks directly to the library, you pay zero capital gains on the appreciated value.

Donation of Securities Form

Bequests

Often referred to as the "Ultimate Gift," a bequest demonstrates the value and importance you place on the library. We are deeply humbled and honoured by those who include the library in a bequest arrangement.

A bequest can take the form of cash, securities, asset, donation of all or residue of the estate. Charitable receipts up to 100 per cent of net income can be claimed as a charitable donation in the year of death (and preceding year, if necessary). A charitable bequest can produce a considerable tax savings.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

A trust may be established using cash, securities, real estate, or other assets. Gifts of real estate by trust are governed by RPL policies and will be reviewed. A charitable remainder trust allows you to support the future of RPL while receiving an immediate tax receipt among other benefits. Check with your legal or financial advisor to determine if this is the right giving option for you.

Insurance Policies

Insurance policies enable an individual to make a significant, lasting gift to the library, with a minimal outlay of current savings or income.

You may choose to make Regina Public Library the beneficiary, or the beneficiary and owner of an insurance policy. By making the Library the beneficiary of a policy, the estate will be issued a charitable gift receipt provided the policy is included in the Will. A charitable gift receipt will be issued for the policy premiums paid each year.

RRSP / RRIF / Pension Proceeds

Many individuals have, as part of their retirement plan, tax-deferred instruments such as RRSPs, RRIFs, or pensions in which Regina Public Library can be named as a beneficiary, either directly on retirement plan documents or named in a will. Donations of a retirement plan can significantly reduce tax for the estate, providing greater assets for any residuary beneficiaries.

For more information on any of these options, please contact our Development Office at 306-777-6117 or supportrpl@reginalibrary.ca. Thank you for considering giving generously to your public library.

What Our Donors Are Saying

Child and parent playing at the library

"Thank you for having excellent books and displays available. For years, I visit the library almost every day and in appreciation of the services you provide and my love of reading I wanted to give back to the library." - Elsie

"When choosing the charity to support for our annual gift we chose the Library.  The Library is a fantastic resource and is accessible to all members of our community. We are very impressed with the services and programs provided. We especially like the children's programming. The staff are very helpful and friendly - we love to visit."  - Deena  

FCC Regina Spirit Fund

RPL would like to thank FCC and the FCC Regina Spirit Fund for its generous donation of $10,000 to provide increased access to technologies for people living with visual disabilities and physical limitations.

These funds will allow us to install a new accessible computer station at one of our neighborhood Branches.

The height-adjustable station will accommodate mobility devices, like wheelchairs and scooters, and include specialized equipment and software that will allow our customers to connect with friends and family, conduct research, and read using the library’s digital resources and assistive technologies.

For more information on accessible services, materials and technology at RPL, visit our Outreach page.

Donate Now

Contact the Fund Development Office at 306-777-6117 or supportrpl@reginalibrary.ca

Donate $10 or more and receive a charitable tax receipt.

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“I’m a proud supporter of RPL. It's a non-negotiable resource— libraries go back 100s of years—where would we be without them?”  -  Karen

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