Dr. John Archer Library & Archives has new interlibrary loan system

The Dr. John Archer Library & Archives is excited to announce the launch of our new interlibrary loan (ILL) system called Rapido, designed to enhance your access to resources from libraries worldwide!

To take advantage of this new service, simply follow these steps:

1.           Log in to your My Library Account.

2.           Use Quick Find to search for the item you need.

3.           When offers appear, click the “Get It” button to request either a physical or digital copy.

NOTE: ensure Search Beyond University of Regina is selected. 

This new system will make it easier than ever to get the materials you need, no matter where they are housed.

Regional Park Pass Lending Program 2024

The Archer Library is pleased to participate in the Regional Park Pass Lending Program for another year. Explore nearly 100 unique Regional Parks throughout Saskatchewan with a free Regional Park Pass, available for up to seven days to Saskatchewan Library card holders from May 17 to September 15, 2024. This program is a great opportunity to discover hidden gems in your backyard and enjoy the benefits of being outdoors.

As with previous years, passes borrowed from the Archer Library are only available to University of Regina students, staff, and faculty. Patrons from outside of the University community are free to borrow passes from other participating libraries (such as the Regina Public.)

More info on the Regional Park Pass Lending Program can be found here:


Or by speaking to a staff member at the Archer Library Help Desk.

Archer Book Club for May

The next meeting of the Archer Book Club will be on May 29th at 12 pm, with this month’s selection The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. The Archer Library’s Jennifer Hall will be hosting the meeting.

A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 2005 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys. This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real.

The Archer Book Club meets over Zoom, and info on joining can be found here:


Main floor construction zone

Hoarding for a construction project at the Dr. John Archer Library & Archives main floor entrance is now in place. The area, previously occupied by the Pasqua Room and IT Support, is a designated construction zone so please avoid going near the barricading. The IT Help Desk has moved and now shares space with the Library Help Desk (with signage to demarcate the separate service areas.) Noise levels will unavoidably increase around this area of the main floor during the coming months, as there will be general construction, demolition, and some core drilling.

Library, Archives and IT Help Desk hours are not affected by the construction.

National Nursing Week

During National Nursing Week 2024, let’s come together to honor and appreciate our devoted nurses for their tireless dedication, compassion, and unwavering commitment to excellence in healthcare. Whether at the bedside or in leadership positions, our nurses exemplify professionalism, empathy, and expertise every day.

Rapido Interlibrary Loan Platform

Rapido is our new Interlibrary Loan platform and it debuts today!  With Rapido, you can discover resources from over 500 libraries worldwide directly in Quick Find. You can place requests for physical items and digital copies of those materials and track your requests directly from your Library Account.

Learn more on our Interlibrary Loan web page: https://library.uregina.ca/borrowing/interlibraryloan or by contacting: interlib@uregina.ca