Main Floor Renovations – Increased Service Hours and Study Space


After almost a year of planning and preparation, the University of Regina Library was pleased to open its new integrated services desk – the Library Help Desk -- in time for Fall Semester 2014.

Reference, borrowing and reserve services are now all provided from the Library Help Desk. This provides a more seamless and consistent level of service for Library users and has enabled us to extend full service hours (Monday to Friday 7:30 – 10:45; Saturday and Sunday 8 -10:45). Library User Services staff have relocated to the Main Floor and are more accessible to Library users during peak service periods.

We are excited to be implementing this new service model, which is all about efficiency and organization of staff and services for student benefit.

Space freed up by the former Information Desk has been repurposed to include 8 new computer workstations. The main floor reference collection was also relocated during the summer and study tables now occupy this space. Other upgrades included electrifying the wall outside the Archives Reading Room so that students can plug in without creating a safety hazard.

The source of funding for the renovation project was one-time money resulting from surplus carry forward from the previous budget year. Total cost of the project: $231,618.13.

If there are any questions regarding this project, please contact the Archer Library Administrative Office at 306-585-4295 or