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Suggesting and Requesting Materials

Our catalogue contains materials from both Regina Public Library and all the other public libraries in Saskatchewan. Most of these materials can be requested by Regina customers and will be brought to you from anywhere in the Province!

If you can't find the item you want in the online catalogue, we will consider it for purchase or try to get it for you from another library... anywhere in Canada!

To suggest or 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 through interlibrary loan.

In order to suggest a title for purchase or request a title through interlibrary loan you'll need a Regina Public Library card and an account in good standing (owing less than $10). You can submit up to 10 requests a month. Titles purchased or lent via interlibrary loan will be placed on hold for you and can be picked up at any RPL location.

If we determine that your request doesn't meet our Collection Development Policy, we will attempt to get the material from another Canadian library through interlibrary loan. Turnaround times and loan periods for interlibrary loans vary depending on the lending library.

Be aware that interlibrary loan is primarily for books, magazine articles and back issues of newspapers on microfilm. In particular, the following things are not available through interlibrary loan:

  • Items that are available or on-order in our catalogue
  • Books published in the current or previous calendar year
  • DVDs, videos, audiobooks, CDs, and other audio-visual and multimedia items
  • Whole issues of magazines
  • Items that are not available in Canadian libraries

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Have more questions?

See our Help section on Suggesting and Requesting Titles.