RPL is still currently accepting suggestions while our branches are closed, but we will be not able to acquire any new materials or fill inter-library loan requests until sometime after our branches re-open.
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.
Customers can suggest a title or request one through interlibrary loans with 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:
When we receive your request, we will determine whether we wish to purchase the item or send the request out to other libraries in Canada.
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.
If you think the item is something we should have, use our Suggest an Item form (currently disabled until full library reopening).
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: