Summary: June, 2010
The Dr. John Archer Library on the University of Regina campus houses collections in a variety
of formats. In print format, there are more than a million volumes of books, journals and
government publications; in microform, there are approximately 1.2 million units. There are
growing electronic collections as well: some 70,000 electronic journals are accessible, as well as
more than 150,000 electronic books.
The Dr. John Archer Library provides seating for 744 readers. There are 104 computer
workstations with full office productivity software for student in the main floor commons as well
as a lab with 30 computers.
The University Archives and Special Collections is located in the Dr. John Archer Library. The
Archives collects records originating from or relating to the University, its faculty, staff, and
students, from the inception of Regina College in 1911 to the present day. In addition, the
Archives collects private papers in the areas of visual arts, journalism, and Saskatchewan
literature which support existing teaching programs. Special Collections contains published
materials that are rare, valuable, or have particular cultural and historical importance. In this
collection, Canadian publications before 1900 and all other imprints before 1800 are included, as
are books of bibliographic significance published after 1800.
New students should register at the borrowing desk in the Library; photo student identification
cards are required in order to register. Library materials may also be borrowed by clients from