Using Your Local Library

Signing Up For a Library Card

To sign up for a card, visit any Saskatchewan Public Library and ask a staff member at the circulation desk to assist you.  

Adults and Young Adults (ages 14+) must show two pieces of identification, one establishing their current address and a second piece that verifies identity.

Children (under 14 years of age) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must show two pieces of identification, one establishing their current Saskatchewan address and a second piece that verifies identity. These documents will be used to register the child. The parent or legal guardian will need to sign the child’s library card. The signer assumes responsibility for any library charges incurred by the child.

Borrowers are responsible for all materials borrowed on their card and any charges, including fines and replacement costs, resulting from the damage or loss of materials. Any fees owing must be paid prior to annual library card renewal.

Library Card PIN (Personal Identification Number) 
Library staff will also register a four-digit PIN (Personal Identification Number) on your library account. A PIN is required to access your Southeast Regional Library account from electronic devices with internet access. By having a PIN, you can find out what materials you have checked out, what may be overdue and what materials you’ve requested. You are also able to renew items you currently have checked out!

Forgot Your PIN?
You can reset your PIN one of two ways:

  1. Reset your PIN from home by clicking here to get your password emailed to you. Please note: In order to reset your PIN this way, an email address must already be associated with your library account. If one is not, please follow option 2.
  2. Visit/contact your local branch or any other Saskatchewan Public library and speak to a staff member at the circulation desk. You’ll need to show them your library card along with one other piece of ID so your PIN can be changed.

Please Remember
Your library card is like a credit card and your contact information needs to be kept up-to-date. Let us know if your address or phone number changes by contacting any branch.


Using Your Library Card and Account

Borrow Items from the Library
Your library card may be used at any Saskatchewan Public Library location and is required for all library transactions. You can bring in your physical card or download the SILS App to get your digital barcode on your mobile device. You can return items that you borrow from other systems to any other public library in Saskatchewan. See below for item loan periods.

Currently, most items have a 4 week loan period. Transaction receipts, which show materials checked out and their due date, are given to all patrons when they check out materials.

Important Note: The borrower is responsible for all material checked out on a Southeast Regional Library card, and will be required to pay for the cost of repairing or replacing material lost or damaged while on loan to the borrower. Southeast Regional Library is not responsible for any damage or loss to persons or property sustained as a result of using Southeast Regional Library materials.

Renew an Item 
Most items can be renewed a maximum of 2 times if they are not requested by another patron. To renew, you have two methods:

  1. Login to My Account. Once you are logged on you can renew your items. If an item prevents you from renewing it, another patron may have placed a hold or you may have already renewed the item the maximum (twice); OR
  2. You may also present your library card at any Saskatchewan Public Library, or contact  your branch by email or telephone and provide your library card number. Library staff will renew your material if there are no holds on it for other patrons.

Request an Item
You may have up to 50 requests on your card at a given time. To place a hold:

  1. Login to My Account. Once you are logged on you can perform a catalogue search for an item and request a hold be placed on it; OR
  2. You may present your library card at any branch or Saskatchewan Public Library and library staff will place your request.

You will be notified when the item becomes available for pick-up.

Get Notified About Fines and Items Requested
Southeast Regional Library relies on four methods of notification – Email, text message, telephone and mail. You will be given a choice as to which method you prefer, although we strongly encourage you to make use of email and text messaging. You can also use TeleCirc to check on the status of your account by calling the toll free number in Saskatchewan at 1-888-975-8165. You will be prompted for your library card number.

Having Problems Logging In and Placing Holds?
Check and make sure that you are entering your barcode and PIN correctly. Next, ensure that the item you wish to request is, in fact, requestable. Reference items, selected resources and some literacy items cannot be requested. 

Request an item not in the catalogue

Login to My Account and fill out the online form for items not found in the catalogue or contact your local branch

Update My Contact Information
Your contact information needs to be kept up-to-date. Let us know if your address or phone number changes by contacting any branch or phone (306) 848-3100.

Check the Status of my Library Account
Login to My Account with your barcode and PIN.

Once you have logged in you can:

  • View and renew items currently checked out,
  • Learn the status of your requests,
  • Check if you have overdue fines.
  • View your personal information (name, address, etc.),
  • Change your Personal Identification Number (PIN).

You can also check the status of your account by presenting your library card at any Southeast Regional Library branch or phoning (306)848-3100 or calling TeleCirc at (306) 777-6111 or toll free in Saskatchewan at 1-888-975-8165

Replace a Lost or Stolen Card
It is important to let us know immediately if your card has been lost or stolen. Contact us by calling any Southeast Regional Library branch. There is a $3.00 charge for a replacement card.


Loan Periods

Loan Periods 
Books, Multilingual Resources - 4 weeks
DVDs, Blu-ray, Video Games* – 4 weeks
CDs (music and audiobook) - 4 weeks

*Video games cannot be renewed

Loan Limits
There will be a limit of 100 items signed out on your card at one time. Materials must be returned before closing time on the date due to avoid late charges. All materials can be returned to any branch in the Southeast Regional Library System. Items returned through the book drop after the library is closed will be checked in on the following day.

You may have up to 100 items checked out on your card at any time. High demand items, such as DVDs and new items have limits on the number that may be borrowed at any one time.

Other format limits are; DVD & Blu-ray - 20 items; Audiobooks, CDs - 30 items; Video Games - 5 items.

Information on Charge Limits and Replacement Charges
As of January 1st, 2021, Southeast Regional Library is no longer charging overdue fees on any items returned late.

A replacement charge is automatically added to your record for items that are overdue for 30 days. The replacement charge represents the average cost for the library to replace that type of item. If you later return this item, the replacement charge is removed. Replacement charges also apply to damaged items.

If you have charges of $10.00 or over, you will be unable to borrow until you reduce the charges to less than $10.00.