Central Library Reports

Over the years, the Board has undertaken many studies of the current building. They have also engaged the public to learn about what the people of Regina think about Central Library Renewal.

Please take a look to learn more about some of the information the Board considered in its decision making.

If you have questions about the information presented, please contact RPL's Marketing and Communications unit: mac@reginalibrary.ca or calling 306.777.6107.



  • Stakeholder Engagement Summary v2.0
    Following development of the Needs Assessment and Project Plan in 2020, RPL identified the need to engage with stakeholders to gauge impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on overall support for the project. Interviews with 26 individuals from 19 organizations in Regina were collected to determine stakeholder perception of the project in the context of the ongoing pandemic. Results of the interviews revealed that stakeholders continue to support Central Library Development, and that the pandemic has strengthened the need for investment.

  • Polling Report
    The most recent work to support the Board’s decision making was undertaken in spring 2021 when Insightrix Research Inc. conducted a telephone and online polling survey to gather feedback about Central Library renewal from the Regina community. Results of the survey are available above.


  • Needs Assessment and Project Plan
    Colliers Project Leaders was contracted as the Owner’s Representative for the Central Library Development project following a public procurement process in 2019. Consulting firm KPMG was subcontracted to produce this comprehensive report in 2020, which has been the basis for the past three years of work on the Central Library Development project.This Needs Assessment and Business Case confirms driving factors for Central Library renewal, a plan to address the needs of Regina’s growing community in a renewed facility, and anticipated costs and benefits associated with the Central Library Development project.


  • Stakeholder Engagement Summary
    Praxis Consulting conducted an engagement of valued community partners through one-on-one interviews and an online survey. The engagement provided a snapshot of RPL’s role in the community, and the value of RPL’s services with regards to social and economic development in Regina.


  • P3A Feasibility Study Update
    Studies from 2010-2017 were analyzed to summarize results and recommend a course of action and next steps for Central Library Development. It is an update to the 2011 Feasibility Study conducted by P3 Architecture.  


  • Deloitte Report – Business Case Phase 1
    This report builds off the Group2 Building Assessment to identify the feasibility of several options for renewing Central Library, as well as the benefits and risks associated with each option.

    • Option 1: Renovate and modernize the current Central Library building to meet building code standards and improve functionality.

    • Option 2: Renovate and modernize Central Library as above and expand the building.

    • Option 3: Build a new Central Library.


  • Dialog Public Input Summary for Central Library Engagement
    DIALOG consulting firm engaged Regina citizens and gathered public input on the future of Central Library. DIALOG found that the Regina community places tremendous value on libraries and sees Central Library as a vital public institution that is important to the city’s future.

  • Group2 Central Library Building Assessment Report
    Group2 Architecture Interior Design Ltd. was contracted in 2014 to assess the Central Library building and recommend multiple strategies for maintenance, repair, and building systems replacement.


  • Dialog Public Consultation Results
    Following the broad public engagement over the summer in 2014, RPL engaged DIALOG for an Open House event to provide attendees with a snapshot of the results and an opportunity for further input. Attendees reviewed the summary of public input to date, and interactive boards were used to record additional feedback from the session. 


  • Central Library Survey Praxis
    This report comprises the results of 815 interviews conducted in-person, online, and by telephone in Regina. Quantitative and qualitative responses were collected to indicate residents’ opinions of RPL’s services and facilities, and desired additions to both.  


  • Building Assessment
    First prepared in 2009, this report was updated in 2012 to reflect RPL’s technical and functional requirements, and reviews issues tied to building re-use.


  • Feasibility Study Report
    Created by P3 Architecture and Harvard Developments in 2011, The Regina Public Library/Regina Cultural Centre Feasibility Report includes information about the need for a new Central Library, the overall vision of the project and proposed design information.


  • Development Plan
    In 2009 RPL commissioned a development plan for Central Library. It identified RPL’s requirements for the proposed Central Library, beginning with its strategic directions, and ending with physical planning concepts. The consulting team included representatives from P3 Architects, Nick Milkovich Architects Inc., Resource Planning Group Inc. (RPG), and Harvard Developments Inc. RPL applied for P3 Canada Funding to support the project, but changing federal priorities led to library’s withdrawal from the P3 Canada process.


  • RPL Visioning Session Report
    RPL, along with P3A and Harvard Developments Inc., hosted a Visioning Session to solicit thoughts and ideas from interested stakeholders for the future of the Central Library. Stakeholders represented a wide range of organizations and individuals, and participated by viewing and discussing examples of libraries, public spaces, and mixed-use developments. 

  • Existing Facility Analysis
    The Central Library building’s existing condition was analyzed in 2009, and results revealed issues with structural, mechanical, and electrical systems in the building. This report summarized the state of the existing facility.  

  • RPL Web Survey Results
    A public survey comprised of 11 questions was conducted online to solicit detailed comments on the potential redevelopment of Central Library. In addition to the online survey, hard copies were also distributed at all RPL locations. The survey solicited 304 total respondents.