The Past

Regina Public Library has strategically explored the need to either renovate or build a new Central Library since 2008. The investment on this research has been very valuable as it allowed the Library Board, Administration and Steering Committee to gain much needed insight into the needs of the community.


History of Central Library Development

  • The Regina Public Library engaged a steering committee to look into possible options for developing a new downtown Public Library
  • The initial steering committee included the Library Director Jeff Barber, Library Board Chair Darlene Hincks Joehnck, P3A Architects, Harvard Developments, City of Regina, Dr. Roberta McKay, and others
  • In the early stages of project development public and staff consultations were held
  • Visioning session was held in June 2009 to solicit thoughts and ideas from interested stakeholders
  • Public survey was conducted on RPL’s website in July 2009
  • Open House was held in August 2009
  • The input influenced our decision making process and the information received is reflected in the final report
  • The information from the study was compiled and put into a draft report by P3A Architects and Harvard Developments
  • We now have the final report and will present the findings formally to all our stakeholders, partners and the general public
  • Preliminary meetings with potential partners were held. These included:
     o Provincial Archives
     o McKenzie Art Gallery
     o Performing Arts Centre
     o Regina Plains Museum
     o Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame
     o Globe Theatre
     o RROC
     o Pharmaceutical Museum