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Outreach Services

    What is Outreach Services?

    Outreach Services provides an extensive collection of audio material for those with a verified print disability. We also provide library service for those who cannot come to the library.

    Am I eligible for Home Reader Service?

    We are pleased to offer our Home Reader Service to customers who cannot visit the library due to age, illness or disability that prevents them from leaving their home for more than three months.

    I live in a senior’s care home. Am I eligible for home reader service?

    Service is available to Regina residents of care facilities, and seniors' homes. Outreach Services staff can provide a carefully selected collection of Library materials for use within the facilities that have registered for this service.  We also have recreational activity kits and brain fitness kits for use with small and large groups.

    I run a long-term care facility, seniors' residence or other institution. Can you help me provide library services to our residents?

    Outreach Services staff can provide a carefully selected collection of Library materials for use within the facilities that have registered for this service. Of special interest to groups may be our Recreational Activity Kits:

    • For use in programming in facilities.
    • Each kit may include discussion starters, slides, video, skits, music, song sheets, games, and various items that spark memories.
    • Program suggestions that you can use with little or no cost to expand your single program into a whole series.

    To register your facility with us or discuss programmes and services, contact the Outreach Unit.

    What is a print disability?

    A print disability is a learning, physical or visual disability that prevents a person from reading conventional print. More specifically, a print disability can be a: 

    • Learning disability: An impairment relating to comprehension
    • Physical disability: The inability to hold or manipulate a book
    • Visual disability: Severe or total impairment of sight or the inability to focus or move one’s eyes.
    How can I sign up for home reader service?

    Contact Outreach Services at 306.777.6019 or outreachservices@reginalibrary.ca.

    What assistive technology does Outreach Services have?

    Assistive technologies include screen reader software, screen magnification software, high contrast keyboards, print magnifiers, a scanner/reader and more.

    An accessible computer station with screen reader software, high contrast keyboards are available at our Central Adult and George Bothwell locations.

    Do you have any assistive reading devices I can take home?

    Outreach Services has a limited number of DAISY readers available for Outreach customers to borrow for a period of 3 months. They are available on a first come, first serve basis. They are available at Central Adult, George Bothwell, Sunrise, Sherwood Village, and Regent Place locations. 

    If you are interested in purchasing your own DAISY reader we can help you source one. Contact us for more information.

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    Start an online chat if RPL staff

     

    RPL's online chat service is only available during the Library's regular hours of service when staff are logged on and ready to help you. Click the image above to get started!

    Mon - Tues: 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Wed - Thurs: 10:00am - 8:00pm
    Fri - Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Sun: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

     

    If you have difficulty using online chat, or have a question when we are offline, please send an email to
    askalibrarian@reginalibrary.ca 

    or phone us at 306.777.6000
    (306.777.6111 for renewals).

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