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All RPL locations are closed to the public. Hotline services available Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sundays 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Contactless curbside pickup at all locations - check Locations and Hours page for branch hours. Materials returns at branches open 24/7.  

Borrowing from RPL

It’s not just about books anymore. We’ve got an amazing selection of materials for you to choose from, including music, films, art and more. And all you need is your library card.

Library Cards

Your library card is a lot like your favourite childhood toy — or your mobile phone.

  • It goes everywhere with you: you can use it at any public library in Saskatchewan.
  • You use it all the time: you need it for all of your library transactions.
  • You’re responsible for looking after it: and the materials you borrow with it.
  • It adds a lot to your life: you can check out up to 100 items at a time.

A few things to remember when checking out materials:

  • High demand items, like DVDs, CDs, Popular Picks, Vox Books, and art rental have limits on the number of items you can borrow at any one time.
  • Toys are not currently available for borrowing.
  • Most items have a 28-day loan period. Others, like DVDs and magazines, have a seven day loan period.
  • When possible, we'll give you a receipt that shows what you checked out and when it’s due. If a receipt isn't available, you can always sign into your account online to see what you have out. 
  • You’ll have to pay the cost of repairing or replacing materials that are lost or damaged while checked out on your library card.
  • Regina Public Library is not responsible for any damage or loss to persons, property or equipment sustained as a result of using or consulting RPL materials.

Don't have a card?

RPL branches are not open at this time.

If you don’t have a library card and want to register for online programs, fill out our online registration form to get a temporary barcode by email. 

To upgrade your temporary barcode to access digital services and place holds on physical materials, please contact our Hotline at 306.777.6000.

Once we are open again visit any RPL location to complete your registration and receive a permanent library card.

Loan Periods

Loan periods are different, depending on what type of materials you’re borrowing.  

Item Loan (Days) Renewals
Art Rental* 42 2 in person only
Books 28 2
Book Club in a Bag* 42 2
CDs 28 2
Children's materials 28 2
DVDs/ Blu-ray 7 2
Interlibrary loan 21 At the discretion of the lending library
Literacy materials 28 2
Magazines 7 1
Musical Instruments* 28 2
Popular Picks - Books 28 0
Popular Picks - DVDs 7 0
Spoken word 28 2
Toys* 28 0
Video games 7 1
Videos 7 2

*Not available at this time. 

Borrowing maximums

For some materials, there is a maximum number of items that you can have checked out at any given time.

A total of 100 items can be checked out on your card at any time.

One (1) musical instrument can be checked out at any given time. Note that instrument loans are not available at this time.

A maximum of three (3) video games can be checked out at any given time. 

A maximum of five (5) items from these groups can be checked out at any given time:

  • Art rental - Not available at this time
  • Book club in a bag - Not available at this time
  • Popular picks
  • Popular picks DVDs
  • Vox Books

A combined total of 20 items from these groups can be check out an any give time:

  • DVDs or Blu-ray
  • DVD or Blu-ray TV Series (Set)
  • Videos

A combined total of 30 items from these groups can be checked out at any given time:

  • CDs
  • Spoken Word

Returns

You are responsible for making sure that all the items borrowed on your card are returned by the due date.

  • You can return materials to any public library in Saskatchewan.
  • RPL has 24-hour book drops at all locations, except for Prince of Wales Branch. 
  • Toys* and art rentals* must be returned to Central Library.
  • Musical instruments* must be returned to the library they were borrowed from, either Central Library or Sherwood Village Branch.

*Not available at this time. 

Fines

As of January 1, 2021, RPL is no longer charging late fines for library materials.

When you borrow materials, you'll still have a due date. You won't be charged if you return it late - within 30 days of the due date. We recommend renewing your items if you want to keep them longer.

Once you're finished with your materials, return them so others can enjoy them!

  • Items that are kept 30 days past the due date are considered “lost” and your account will be billed for their replacement.
  • If you have more than $10 of lost costs on your account, you will also be restricted from borrowing any more materials.
  • Don’t worry: charges and restrictions will be removed when you return the overdue materials in good condition.
  • We’ll notify you when your items are coming due. Notification preferences can be changed in My Account.
  • You can also login to your account online to see when items are due.
  • Most library materials can be renewed, as long as no one else has a hold on them.

There are several ways to renew your materials:

  • Log into your account online

  • Call our hotline at 306.777.6000 

  • Call our automated renewal line at 306.777.6111 anytime

Lost or Damaged materials

We aren’t charging late fines, but we still need you to return your materials.

Items that are kept 30 days past the due date are considered “lost” and your account will be billed for their replacement.

If you have more than $10 of lost costs on your account, you will also be restricted from borrowing any more materials.

Charges and restrictions will be removed if you return lost materials in good condition.

If you pay for a lost item, but then return it in good condition within six (6) months of the payment date, a refund for the replacement cost will be provided. The original receipt is required for a refund.

Ask a Librarian

Email Us

306.777.6000

Can’t find the materials you’re looking for?

Try our digital services – it might be available in eBook or eAudiobook format, or through one of our streaming services.

Or you can suggest a purchase.

Have more questions?

See our Help sections on Borrowing, Placing Holds and Renewing Items and Your Library Card and Account.

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