An informed and literate community.
To provide the residents of Southeastern Saskatchewan with the resources and experiences that foster a lifetime of imagination, discovery and learning.
- Effective literacy skills
- Free and uncensored access to information
- Accessible collection resources
- Innovation and creativity in life
- Informed personal decision making
- Freedom and individual privacy
- Participation in society
- A central place in the community
- Informed and capable staff
- Equitable access to services
- Community oversight and trusteeship
Formed in 1966 Southeast Regional Library serves 97,000 residents of Southeastern Saskatchewan. Library services are provided through a network of 46 branches encompassing approximately 47,000 square kms. These branches include the Cities of Weyburn and Estevan plus 44 branches in rural areas spread across the region. We also have 3 community delivery sites (drop off points for library material circulation but not a full service branch). Together these branches and delivery sites serve 2 cities, 35 towns, 47 villages, 4 resort villages, 57 rural municipalities and 13 Indigenous communities.
The Regional Library's collection includes:
- video materials (such as DVDs and Blu-Ray)
- audio materials (such as audiobooks on CD)
- e-books and e-audiobooks
- online reference databases including access to free online newspapers and thousands of magazine and journal articles
- digital e-magazines
- Literacy kits
- Makerspace kits
- Video games
Southeast Regional Library is funded by provincial and municipal grants.