How do I get a library card?
Your Library card is your passport to a wide range of Regina Public Library programs and services!
Sign up for a library card online and get a temporary barcode that will allow you to place holds and register for programs. To access our digital services and checkout material you will need to activate your temporary card in person at any RPL location or any other Saskatchewan public library. Be sure to bring identification and proof of address with you! (Children under the age of 14 should also bring a parent or guardian.)
Prefer to sign up in person? No problem! Staff members at any RPL location would be happy to assist you.
It's hard to remember my library card when I want to sign in to my account. Is there something else I could use?
Yes! Your account allows you to set a Username to use instead of a library card if remembering all those numbers or typing them in is too much trouble.
To set a username:
- Log in to the site.
- Click on your name to open the My Account functions.
- Click on My Settings.
- Click on Change Username
- Enter the username you would like to use and then verify the name.
- Click Submit.
Your username must be between 4 - 50 characters long with no spaces and must start with a letter but can contain numbers.
You can use your username to:
- log in to your library account
- place holds on library material
- access our public computers and loanable laptops
- access our digital services
- register for programs
If you need to change your username, simply follow the same steps as setting a username.
Staff members cannot see or change your username.
I don't have proof of address. Can I still get a library card?
Absolutely! We have community library cards for customers who have no proof of address. You are welcome to borrow up to 4 items from any Regina Public Library location.
Can children have their own library card?
Children (anyone under the age of 14) may have their own library card at any age their parent or guardian wishes to give them one. Parents / guardians should bring identification and proof of address with them when they come to any RPL location to get their child's card.
Parents / guardians are responsible for all materials borrowed on their child's card and any monetary charges resulting from their child's use of the library.
My library card has been lost / stolen - what do I do?
Your Library card is like a credit card, so it is important to let us know immediately if your card has been lost or stolen.
Contact us by any of the methods shown on this page or by contacting any RPL location directly. There is a $3.00 fee to replace a lost card.
I forgot my PIN! Can you reset it?
If you have an email address on file with us, you can reset your own PIN.
Don't have an email address on file with us? No problem! Visit any RPL location or any other Saskatchewan public library and speak to a staff member who will be happy to assist you. Be sure to bring your library card or other identification to help us protect the security of your account.
How do I update the contact information you have on file for me?
How do I check the status of my library account?
Begin by logging in to the site at the top of the page.
Once you have logged in you can:
- View and renew items currently checked out (if renewable)
- Learn the status of your requests
- Check if you have overdue fines
- See the programs for which you have registered
- View your personal information
- See and update your notification preferences
- Change your Personal Identification Number (PIN)
- Enable and view your reading history
- Create a username
You can also check the status of your account by presenting your Library card at any RPL location, or by calling our automated telephone service at 306.777.6111 or toll free in Canada 1.855.980.SILS (7457).
Does my card expire?
Library cards expire every 3 years. If you have an email address on file with us, you will receive an email alerting you that your library card is about to expire so you can renew it before your service is interrupted. To update your card, you may contact any RPL location or other Saskatchewan public library. Do note that some specialty cards must be renewed in person.
How do I pay outstanding fines on my card?
You will be notified by email, phone, or mail if your items are overdue. You can check the amount owing on your card by logging in to the site at the top of the page.. Library fines can be paid at any RPL location or online with a Visa or Mastercard.
Did you know? If you have an email address on file with us, you can receive a pre-overdue notice that your items are about to become due. This will help you return them on time and avoid overdue fines!
Avoid overdue fines and loss of borrowing privileges by returning materials on time. Fines on overdue materials accumulate daily. Borrowing privileges are suspended when fines or fees total $10.00 or more or a bill to replace lost or damaged material is assessed. An additional $7.00 processing fee is applied to each lost or damaged item.
Borrowing privileges are reinstated when fines and fees are paid down to an amount less than $10.00 and/or lost material is returned and any bill for replacement or damage is paid.
If an item is returned in good condition within 6 months of the payment date, a refund will be made, minus any overdue fines and fees.
Summary of Loan Periods, Renewals and Fines
|Adult books, magazines, CDs, spoken word
||30 cents / day to a maximum of $6.30
|DVDs and videos
||$1.00 / day to a maximum of $7.00
||$1.00 / day to a maximum of $7.00
|Young Adult items (excluding DVDs and videos)
||20 cents / day to a maximum of $4.20
||No fines. *See Note below.
* Note: A $7.00 non-refundable processing fee will be charged on each lost or damaged item that is billed to your account for replacement, including Children's materials.