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Archives and Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections preserves, promotes, and provides access to the recorded academic and cultural heritage of the University of Regina.

Our archival collection consists of original materials relating to the University, its faculty, staff, and students, dating from the inception of Regina College in 1911 to the present day. This includes theses written and defended since the establishment of graduate programs in 1966. In addition, we collect private papers in various areas; our specific focus is the visual arts, journalism, and Saskatchewan literature.

Special Collections consists of published materials that are rare, valuable, or have particular cultural and historical importance. The subject coverage of this collection is fairly broad but certain areas, such as western Canadian and Saskatchewan history, are emphasized. 


Government Publications

The University Library collects the publications of Canadian governments (federal, provincial and municipal), Statistics Canada, United States; United Kingdom; other foreign governments, International organizations, e.g., United Nations, OECD, OPEC, EEC.

The quick start Libguide is a great starting point. Many government publications are also listed in Quick Find or are available through the Canadian Research Index.

La Cité

In addition to the French language materials housed in the Archer Library's main collection, a selection of French materials are also housed in La Cité's rotunda and available in Quickfind.

Microfilm and Microfiche

Examples of different microforms displayed on a table. There is a roll of microfilm, a sheet of microfiche, and a microcardThe library has an extensive microform collection which includes both old and recent volumes of journals and newspapers, theses, and books. Much of it is out of print and impossible to obtain in print format, even though it is still important for research purposes.  These materials are all searchable through Quick Find.  

Book an appointment to use the micro-reader.



Statistics, Research Data and GIS

The Library provides quantitative computer-readable research data and digital spatial data from various disciplines. Staff can assist with identifying, locating and retrieving data files in the collection, as well as identifying, locating and acquiring data when possible, from external sites.  For more information, visit our data services guide

Teacher Preparation Center

The Teaching Preparation Centre (TPC) is located in room ED 228 of the Education building. The role of the Centre is to assist Education students working on class assignments, projects, and in preparing materials for their field experiences. It also houses a collection of library materials that may be borrowed. For some thematic groupings of these materials, please check out the following LibGuides: