Regina Public Library is a member of the Saskatchewan Information and Library Services Consortium (SILS). The consortium is composed of all 10 library systems in the province (seven regional library systems, two urban libraries, and Pahkisimon Nuye?áh, the northern library system). SILS enables each public library system to collaborate on join purchases for the benefit of all public libraries. The consortium administers a single Integrated Library System (ILS) which is a single, province-wide software system and database that allows library customers equal access to information and service options. The initiative is the foundation for “One Province, One Library Card,” and offers a universal library card to all Saskatchewan residents.
RPL is fortunate to share a long and historic partnership with the City of Regina. Regina Public Library is funded primarily through the mill rate (the property taxes) set for the city of Regina: each year we request a portion of the City’s mill rate to maintain and manage the library. Our Board of Directors includes the mayor and a city councilor at the table.