RPL has updated its process for reviewing and obtaining customer suggestions and requests. We are no longer sending notifications on the status of your request, but you will receive a notification that the item is available for pick up if your suggestion is purchased or brought in through Inter Library Loan.
Our catalogue contains materials from Regina Public Library and all other public libraries in Saskatchewan. Regina customers can request materials and most can be provided to you from elsewhere in the province.
If you can't find an item in the province-wide catalogue, RPL will consider purchasing it, or we’ll try to get it from another library in Canada.
You can suggest a title or request one through interlibrary loans if you have a Regina Public Library card and an account in good standing (owing less than $10). You can submit up to 10 requests a month.
To request an item you may:
RPL will purchase suggested materials that fit into our Collection Development Policy.
We welcome suggestions such as:
We will not consider:
Requests that do not meet these criteria will automatically be rejected.
We’ll send an automatic email to let you know we’ve received your suggestion. If items are approved for purchase or sent to interlibrary loan you will receive a notification when it is available. Our staff are unable to track the status of your suggestion so please don’t inquire after your submission.
If you want an eBook or eAudiobook, use the “recommend to Library” feature on RPL’s OverDrive site.
If we determine that your request doesn't meet our Collection Development Policy, we will attempt to borrow the material from another Canadian library. Turnaround times and loan periods for interlibrary loans vary depending on where we get it.
Interlibrary loan is primarily used for books, magazine articles, and back issues of newspapers on microfilm. The following things are not available through interlibrary loan: