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Select RPL branches will open on July 9. Due dates are extended, and fines suspended until further notice. Materials returns and curbside holds pickup are available at select branches. Visit www.reginalibrary.ca/covid-19 for more information.

We're re-opening branches!

Updated: July 8, 2020


We’re ready to re-open library branches!

I’m pleased to tell you that Glen Elm, Regent Place, Albert, Connaught, and Prince of Wales Branches will re-open on July 9.

Branch hours are 10:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Saturday, and 1:00 to 5:00pm on Sunday. Connaught and Glen Elm Branches aren't open on Mondays.

Central Library, George Bothwell Branch, Sherwood Village Branch, and Sunrise Branch will re-open on July 13 (curbside pick-up will still be available from these branches in the meantime).

Our primary focus is to provide our customers with computer access, and access to materials through browsing and holds pickup. We are limiting opportunities for people to stay and gather in the library at this time.

RPL’s Re-Open Team has been assessing and adapting our spaces. You’ll see significant changes in place with the removal of some furniture, installation of sneeze guards, revised floor plans, and the application of one-way traffic paths at several locations.

We're doing everything we can to make the library safe:

  • There will be a limited number of people allowed in a branch at one time;
  • Hand sanitizer will be available to customers in multiple locations throughout our branches;
  • Sanitizing wipes will be available to customers to disinfect equipment like computer keyboards before they use them;
  • We encourage customers to wear masks when they’re in the library, and masks will be available if necessary;
  • We've spaced things out for social distancing; and
  • We’ve developed cleaning protocols for our staff consistent with provincial requirements.

 

Services available

Branch services will include:

 

Curbside Pickup

While we encourage our customers to come into our branches, and to use our self-service tools to check out their holds and other items they find on our shelves, we will offer curbside holds pickup service at all branches for customers who don’t wish to enter a branch, or when occupancy restrictions don’t allow customers to pop into the branch to pick up their holds. To use this service, customers will be asked to phone a dedicated number when they arrive at the branch to pick up holds. More information on these processes is available here.

 

Fines are still suspended

Fines are suspended until September, but if you have fines or lost item charges and want to pay them, we encourage the use of contact-less payment by debit or credit card.

 

Not available right now

We’ll continue to evaluate, adapt and add services as we go, but for the time being, the following services and materials will not be available:

  • Meeting room bookings 
  • In-person programs 
  • RPL Film Theatre screenings 
  • Early literacy workstations
  • Toys 
  • Board Games
  • Language and other kits
  • RPL MovieBox at the Regina Sportsplex (No fines will be charged for MovieBox materials.)

 

Digital Services

There are still lots of online services available:

Explore our digital collections:

 

We'll keep you informed as things change

Keep an eye on this website for service updates and library news. Click here to read our future plans FAQ.

 

Take care of yourselves

Your health and safety is important to us. Please look after each other, and do what you can to support your families, friends and community during this uncertain time.

 

Contact our hotline 

Staff are available to help you from 10:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 1:00 to 5:00pm on Sunday.

Call us at 376-777-6000 or email us at askalibrarian@reginalibrary.ca.

Stay safe,
Jeff Barber, Library Director and CEO

 

 

Ask a Librarian

Email Us

306.777.6000

Hotline Service Hours

Monday-Saturday:10:00am-6:00pm

Sunday: 1:00-5:00pm 

 

COVID-19 Resources

Government of Saskatchewan

The Public Health Agency of Canada

Healthline 811

 

If you experience symptoms:

If you start having symptoms of COVID-19, isolate yourself from others as quickly as possible.

Immediately call a health care professional or the Saskatchewan public health authority by dialing 811. Describe your symptoms and travel history. They will provide advice on what you should do.

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