The Prairie History Room is a specialized collection of non-circulating community history and genealogical materials focusing on the history and peoples of the Northern Great Plains (Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan) from pre-settlement times to present day. The room is located at the Central branch of the Regina Public Library.
Our Mandate and Services
Open seven days a week, the Room's mandate is "to assist all individuals in their quest for knowledge about Prairie history and family history."
For the convenience of our researchers, we provide:
- microfilm readers connected to printers
- coin-operated photocopier
- Internet-accessible computers connected to a laser printer
- Free electronic access to Ancestry Library Edition (similar to Ancestry.Com) and HeritageQuest databases, enabling users to search for records by typing in a name
Regina Public Library Web Archive Collection
The purpose of our Web Archive collection is to preserve and provide access to web materials that document under-represented and historically significant groups in the city of Regina and the province of Saskatchewan.
Our collection includes “Treaty 4 Peoples” and “Regina Pride”. The complete listings can be found on our Archive-it landing page.
Other resources in the Prairie History Room include census records, city directories, passenger lists, newspapers, and more.