Central Library Renewal

Current Status

July 9, 2024

We are thrilled with today’s City Council’s decision to commit to debt financing and a dedicated mill rate request (in principle) to fund a new Central Library. With that promise, we can move forward and ask potential partners how they might help us build something amazing. That process will take over a year to complete. We have a long road ahead of us, but we’ll get there, and today’s decision was a big step forward. Thanks for your continued support of Regina Public Library!

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The Next Chapter

It’s a sunny day and you are enjoying a walk through Regina’s bustling downtown. You spot a beautiful building that seems to be attracting a lot of attention.

People bustle in and out of its welcoming entrance. You walk inside to take a closer look, and are greeted by large, open spaces, tall ceilings, and a flood of natural light. By its very nature the space is welcoming and inviting, and you decide to investigate further.

There are so many things going on! All around you are areas devoted to browsing and reading, programming, studying, visiting, and so much more. You can hear kids laughing in a children’s area. There are places designated for truth and reconciliation, the study of prairie history, and learning and literacy. The Dunlop Art Gallery is bold and beautiful, and the RPL Film Theatre is here too.

And as you watch all that is going on, you realize that this amazing place belongs to the community.

It’s ours. It’s yours.

Everyone is welcome. There is no fee. You don’t need a reason to be here.

You feel an immense pride that your city has something this beautiful, this practical, and this dynamic available to all people.

It truly is the heart of the city.


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Community-wide Benefits

A modern library will provide for the community in so many ways.

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Years of Research

Information and reports from over 14 years of research.

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