Views From The Library – The Sea Of Sheet Music


Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Bach, oh my!  Did you know that Archer Library has a LOT of sheet music?  We adore our music students and Faculty, BUT you don’t have to be registered in a music class to borrow music from the library!  Like most items in our collection,  you just need to be a registered student, staff member, faculty member or public access user to borrow an item.  There is a huge range of pieces available from piano music and string quartets,  to larger orchestral scores for in-library viewing.  We also have an amazing recorded music collection to boot!  If your jam is Gershwin or Gounod,  we’ve got you covered!

Check out our music LibGuide to help you navigate our collection!

Photos courtesy of Arlysse Quiring.

Looking for Library Student Assistant!

Are you registered as a student in the Fall 2019 semester at the University of Regina? Then we are looking for you!

The Archer Library has an opening for the position of Library Student Assistant, check under Student Positions on the UofR Human Resources website. Apply online using the HR E-Recruitment system, closing date is August 15, 2019!

Image from Pixabay by Tracy Lundgren

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison speaking at “A Tribute to Chinua Achebe – 50 Years Anniversary of ‘Things Fall Apart'”. The Town Hall, New York City, February 26th, 2008. CC BY-SA 2.0 :

The world lost one of its literacy greats this week with the passing of author Toni Morrison. Several online obituaries have appeared that celebrate her remarkable life and literacy work. The best way to know Morrison, though, is to read her books. If you have never read Morrison, or want to revisit some of your favourites, most are available at the University of Regina Library.

Views From the Library – Soak Up the Summer Reading!


Whether you’re taking summer classes or looking for a quiet place on campus to relax and unwind,  Archer Library has a fantastic selection of summer reading books,  including wonderful novels and short stories (wander through P-PQ-PR-PS (etc.) on the fourth floor).  Sit back in one our comfortable chairs,  take in the beautiful views and get lost in a really good book!

Great summer reads featured here:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Vingt mille lieues sous les mers by Jules Verne ()

Photo courtesy of Arlysse Quiring.

Views From the Library – Archer as an Art Gallery

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Libraries have a long and proud history of displaying artwork, often donated pieces and local art from the community.  You may have noticed the previous blog post about the Riding Is Resistance exhibition opening reception, held in the Archway Exhibition Space.  This is an amazing collection of works created by students of Scott Collegiate.  For more information, visit the blog post here:

Archer Library proudly displays many other works of art throughout the building.  Wandering through the library,  perhaps you wondered about the pieces,  or stopped to take a selfie with an inspiring work.  Information about art on campus can be found here:

The pieces in the collage above can be found (left to right, top to bottom) outside the main elevators,  at the  Help Desk, by Archives,  and of course in the Archer Exhibition Space.  Come by Archer to view these incredible works!

Riding is Resistance: a Colonialism Skateboards project with students from Scott Collegiate, Treaty 4


Join us for an opening reception on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Archway Exhibition Space, main floor, Dr. John Archer Library, University of Regina.

Riding is Resistance features the work of Scott Collegiate students in collaboration with Micheal Langan and consists of skateboards which depict the history of Canada’s colonial past and its lingering negative influence.

Speakers will include University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor Vianne Timmons and Micheal Langan, the 2019 University of Regina Michele Sereda Artist in Residence. Student artists will be in attendance.

Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Metered parking is available in lot 14 (please see attached map).

The Riding is Resistance exhibition will be on display in the Archway Exhibition Space until January 5, 2020. The Archway Exhibition Space, located on the main floor of the Dr. John Archer Library provides an exhibition area for student art.

For more information on the reception or exhibit, please contact Gillian van der Ven, Liaison Librarian, Dr. John Archer Library, University of Regina at 306-337-2434 or

Read With Pride!

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2019 is the 30th anniversary of Regina’s Pride Parade, and the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall Riot.  In commemoration, celebration and solidarity of these events and our inclusive communities, the University Library is pleased to showcase a rainbow of books and selected 2SLGBTQIAP+ content literature in our hallway display leading to Archer Library.

UR Pride is co-sponsoring and hosting several events for the month of June!  If you missed the Coming Out Monologues on June 2nd (2019), check out the panel Politicized Bodies on June 10th, 2019 (7:00pm-9:00pm, location currently listed as 2139 Albert Street.  More information can be found on the Facebook event, or please contact UR Pride

This year’s Pride Parade will be on June 15th, 2019 from 12:00pm-2:00pm!  More information about the parade route, OUT In the Park and other events can be found here: