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Get a Library Card


To sign up for a card, visit any branch or any other Saskatchewan Public Library and ask a staff member at the Circulation Desk to assist you.
Adults & Young Adults (ages 14+) must show two pieces of identification, one establishing their current address and a second piece that verifies identity.

Children (under 14 years of age) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must show two pieces of identification, one establishing his or her current (Saskatchewan) address and a second piece that verifies identity. These documents will be used to register the child. The parent or legal guardian will need to sign the child’s Library card. The signer assumes responsibility for any Library charges incurred by the child.

Borrowers are responsible for all materials borrowed on their card and any charges, including fines and replacement costs, resulting from the late return, damage or loss of materials. Any fees owing must be paid prior to annual Library card renewal.

Get a PIN (Personal Identification Number)


Library staff will also register a four-digit PIN (Personal Identification Number) on your Library account. A PIN is required to access your Parkland Regional Library account from any computer with internet access. By having a PIN, you can find out what materials you have checked out, what may be overdue and what materials you’ve requested by placing a hold. You are also able to renew items that you currently have checked out.
Forgot your PIN? Visit any Branch or any other Saskatchewan Public Library and speak to a staff member at the Circulation/Check-Out Desk. You’ll need to show them your Library card along with one other piece of ID so you can get your PIN.

Please remember: Your Library card is like a credit card and your contact information needs to be kept up-to-date. Let us know if your address or phone number changes by contacting any Branch or calling 306-783-7022.

Renew an Item

  1. Click on 'Login’ on the top-right corner of the screen.
  2. You will be asked to log in. Enter your library card number and your 4-digit PIN.
  3. Once you have accessed your account, scroll down to view the list of items you have checked out.
  4. To renew items, choose the 'Renew' button. Message saying Item has renewed successfully will appear.
  5. A new due date will show on the item.

Cardholders can renew their materials online. The maximum number of renewals per item is two.

Library materials cannot be renewed when:

  • You owe $10.00 or more in overdue fines.
  • Another patron has requested the item.
  • The renewal limit of 2 has been exceeded.

You may also, present your library card at any branch or Saskatchewan Public Library, or contact us by e-mail or telephone (306) 783-7022 and provide your library card number. Library staff will renew your material.

Replace a Lost or Stolen Card
It is important to let us know immediately if your card has been lost or stolen. Contact us by calling any Parkland Regional Library Branch or (306) 783-7022. There is a $3.00 fee for card replacement charge.

Borrow Items from the Library


Your library card may be used at any Saskatchewan Public Library location and is required for all library transactions. Only you may use your card.
You may have up to 100 items checked out on your card at any time. High demand items, such as DVDs, CDs, have limits on the number that may be borrowed at any one time. DVD’s can be borrowed at any library within the Province or ordered online using the Parkland Regional Library website or in person at your local library. DVD’s can be returned at any library within the Province.

Most items have a 21 day loan period. Some items, such as DVDs and magazines, have a 7 day loan period. Transaction receipts, which show materials check out and their due date, are given to all patrons when they check out materials.

Important Note: The borrower is responsible for all material checked out on a Parkland Regional Library card, and will be required to pay for the cost of repairing or replacing material lost or damaged while on loan to the borrower. Parkland Regional Library is not responsible for any damage or loss to persons, property sustained as a result of using Parkland Regional Library material.
 

Request an Item


You may have up to 50 requests on your card at a given time.

Login to My Account. Once you are logged on you can perform a catalogue search for an item and click on the “request it” button directly beneath item. After clicking on the request button, you will be directed to a new page where you can select where you would like to pick up the item when it is available.

You may present your Library card at any branch or Saskatchewan Public Library, or contact us by e-mail or telephone (306) 783-7022 and provide your Library card number. Library staff will place your request.

You will be notified when the item becomes available for pick-up.

Having Problems: Check and make sure that you are entering your barcode and PIN correctly. Next, ensure that the item you wish to request is, in fact, requestable. Reference items, selected resources and some literacy items cannot be requested. Also, try updating your Internet Explorer or Firefox browser. If you are still having problems contact us by e-mail or telephone.

Request an item not in the catalogue

Login and fill out the online form for items not found in the library catalogue or the Classic Catalogue or contact your local branch by phone, in person or e-mail.

Find your local branch Branch Contact Information

Suggest an Item for purchase by filling out this form.

Update My Contact Information
Your contact information needs to be kept up-to-date. Let us know if your address or phone number changes by contacting any branch or phone (306) 783-7022.

 

Check the Status of my Library Account

Click on Login. Type in barcode and PIN numbers and click on login.

Once you have logged in you can:
View and renew items currently checked out
Learn the status of your requests
Check if you have overdue fines
View your personal information (name, address, etc.)
Change your Personal Identification Number (PIN)

You can also check the status of your account by presenting your Library card at any Parkland Regional Library branch or phoning (306)783-7022 or calling TeleCirc at (306) 777-6111 or toll free in Saskatchewan at 1-888-975-8165

Find Out Loan Periods
Loan Periods
Books, Tapes, CD’s, CD-Roms: 21 days
DVDs, Videos – 7 days
Children's Magazines – 21 days
Adult / Teen Magazines – 7 days

Loan Limits
You can borrow up to 100 items on your card at one time. Materials must be returned before closing time on the date due to avoid late charges. All materials can be returned to any branch in the Parkland Regional Library System. Items returned through the book drop after the library is closed will be checked in on the following day.

Please note that do to the limited size of the CD and DVD collection in the Parkland Regional Library system there is a limit on the number of items you can borrow.

 

Find Information on Fines and Replacement Charges

Late Charges
Adult material: $.30/day; maximum charge $6.30
Adult DVDs and videos: $1.00/day; maximum charge $7.00
Teen material: $.20/day; maximum charge $4.20
Children’s material: no late charges

Late charges will be applied to items returned after closing on the due date.

If you have charges of $10.00 or over, you will be unable to borrow until you reduce the charges to less than $10.00.

A replacement charge is automatically added to your record for items that are overdue for 30 days. The replacement charge represents the average cost for the Library to replace that sort of item plus a $7.00 processing fee. If you later return this item, the replacement charge is removed and replaced with the maximum late charge. If the item is lost, you will be responsible for paying the replacement charge. Replacement charges also apply to damaged items. The fee for lost library card replacement is $3.00.

 

Material Type Loan Period Fine per Day Fine Cap Per Item
Adult Books 21 days $0.30 $6.30
Young Adult Books 21 days $0.20 $4.20
CDs, Book on CD 21 days $0.30 $6.30
Juvenile materials
(including A/V)
21 days No fines No fines
Literacy materials / ESL 21 days No fines No fines
DVDs (includes blu-ray and
videos)
7 days $1.00 $7.00
Video games 7 days $1.00 $7.00
Library science materials
(Provincial Library)
21 days No fines No fines

 


Get Notified About Fines and Items Requested

Parkland Regional Library relies on three methods of notification – TeleCirc (an automated telephone system), email and mail. You will be given a choice as to which method you prefer. The Library will send paper notices but would like to encourage you to try telephone or email notice. Final notices will be mailed. You can also use TeleCirc to check on the status of your account by calling the toll free number in Saskatchewan at 1-888-975-8165. You will be prompted for your Library card number.

Please note for users of Yahoo Mail and Hotmail accounts: These two corporations use a technique called message deferral that can cause extreme delays in messages reaching such accounts. The Library has optimized our systems to account for this, but we cannot guarantee that you will receive your notices in a timely fashion (or at all). We would strongly recommend monitoring your account online or using another email account for notices from the Library.