How Do I...?

Get a Library Card
To sign up for a card, visit any Branch or any other Saskatchewan public library and ask a staff member at the Circulation desk to assist you.

Adults & 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 his or her current 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 late return, damage or loss of materials. Any fees owing must be paid prior to annual Library card renewal.

Get a Pin Number (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 Wapiti Regional Library account from any computer 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 by placing a hold. You are also able to renew items you currently have checked out!

Forgot your PIN? Visit any Branch or any other Saskatchewan public library and speak to a staff member at the Circulation/Check-Out desk. You’ll need to show them your Library card along with one other piece of ID so you can get your PIN.

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 library. Additionally, your Library card must be renewed annually. Renew your card with your local librarian.

Renew an Item
Most items can be renewed 2 times, if they are not requested by another patron or have exceeded their renewal limit.

Log in to “My Account” here: https://catalogue.sasklibraries.ca
This will take you to the SILS page, which you can then access "My Account" from the right hand side of the screen. This takes you to the login page, enter barcode (no spaces) and pin number (last 4 digits of home phone number, unless otherwise changed by you). After logging in you will see patron information.

After logging in, click on “x item currently checked out” underneath your contact information. A list of items currently checked out on your card will appear. To renew items, click in the checkbox adjacent to the title(s) you wish to renew, and click on the “Renew Selected” button.

You may also present your library card at any branch or Saskatchewan public library, or contact your local librarian (provide your library card number) to have your material renewed.

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 your local librarian, any Wapiti Regional Library branch or Branch Services at 306-764-0712, extension *208. There is a $3.00 fee for card replacement charge.

Borrow Items from the Library
Your library card may be used at any Saskatchewan public library location and is required for all library transactions. Only you may use your card.

You may have up to 100 items checked out on your card at any time. High demand items, such as DVDs and CDs, have limits on the number that may be borrowed at any one time. Please note that DVDs cannot be borrowed from other regions unless you go to the owning library. You can return items that you borrow from other systems to any Wapiti Regional Library branch.

Most items have a 21 day loan period. Some items, such as DVDs and magazines, have a 7 day loan period. Transaction receipts, which show materials check 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 Wapiti 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. Wapiti Regional Library is not responsible for any damage or loss to persons, property sustained as a result of using Wapiti Regional Library material.

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

Log in to “My Account”. Once you are logged on, you can perform a catalogue search for an item and click on the “request it” button directly beneath item. After clicking on the request button, you will be directed to a new page where you can select where you would like to pick up the item when it is available.

You may present your Library card at any Wapiti branch or Saskatchewan public library, or contact your local librarian (provide your library card number). Library staff will place your request.

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

Having Problems: 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. Also, try updating your Internet Explorer or Firefox browser. If you are still having problems contact us by e-mail or telephone.

Request an Item Not in the Catalogue

Login and fill out the online form for items not found in Encore or the Classic Catalogue or contact your local branch by phone, in person or e-mail.
Click here for Branch Contact Information

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 your local librarian.

Check the Status of my Library Account
Click on “My Account”
Type in the barcode shown on your library card, your pin number, then click on “login”.

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 Wapiti Regional Library branch or phoning Branch Services (306)764-0712, extension *208.

Loan Limits
Loan Periods

  • Books, Tapes, CDs, CD-ROMs: 21 days
  • DVDs, Videos: 7 days
  • Children Magazines: 21 days
  • Adult / Teen Magazines: 7 days

Loan Limits
You can borrow up to 100 items 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 Wapiti Regional Library System. Items returned through the book drop after the library is closed will be checked in on the following day.

Please note that due to the limited size of the CD and DVD collection in the Wapiti Regional Library system, there is a limit on the number of items you can borrow.

Find Information on Fines and Replacement Charges

Late Charges

  • Adult material: $.30/day; maximum charge $6.30
  • Adult DVDs and videos: $1.00/day; maximum charge $7.00
  • Teen material: $.20/day; maximum charge $4.20
  • Children material: no late charges

Late charges will be applied to items returned after closing on the due date.

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.

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 sort of item plus a $5.00 processing fee. If you later return this item, the replacement charge is removed and replaced with the maximum late charge. If the item is lost, you will be responsible for paying the replacement charge. Replacement charges also apply to damaged items.

Material Types

Loan Period

Fine Per Day

Fine Cap Per Item

 

 

 

 

Adult Books

21 days

$0.30

$6.30

Young Adult Books

21 days

$0.20

$4.20

CDs, book on CD

21 days

$0.30

$6.30

Juvenile materials (including A/V)

21 days

No fines

No fines

Library science materials (Provincial Library)

21 days

No fines

No fines

Literacy materials/ESL

21 days

No fines

No fines

DVDs (includes Blu-ray and videos)

7 days

$1.00

$7.00

 

Get Notified About Fines and Items Requested
Wapiti Regional Library relies on three methods of notification – TeleCirc (an automated telephone system), email and mail. You will be given a choice as to which method you prefer. The Library will send paper notices but would like to encourage you to try telephone or email notice. Final notices will be mailed. 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.

Please note for users of Yahoo Mail and Hotmail accounts: These two corporations use a technique called message deferral that can cause extreme delays in messages reaching such accounts. The Library has optimized our systems to account for this, but we cannot guarantee that you will receive your notices in a timely fashion (or at all). We would strongly recommend monitoring your account online or using another email account for notices from the Library.