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What We Do

The Library supports RQHR staff, physicians and students by providing:

  • Access to evidence-based resources
  • Document delivery and interlibrary loan
  • Literature search services
  • Individual and group education and training
  • Citing and referencing help
  • Technology assistance
  • Individual and collaborative work areas
  • Quiet study space

About Our Services

A literature search is a thorough retrieval of information on a specific topic performed by a librarian. Based on the nature of the request, we conduct a search for articles in a variety of evidence-based resources, such as MEDLINE, PubMed, CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), Rehabilitation Reference Center, and a plethora of other databases. The results are then compiled and delivered to the requestor via email, inter-office mail, or to be picked up in person.

To request a literature search either visit the library, phone in, email, or fill out our online ASK US form.

RQHR staff, physicians and students have borrowing privileges. Please register at one of our library locations.

Loan periods:

  • 3 weeks unless otherwise indicated
  • May be renewed up to 3 times unless the item has a hold on it for another user
  • All loans subject to recall
  • We don't charge fines for overdue items but after 2 overdue notices, borrowers will be invoiced for items not returned.

Document delivery and Interlibrary borrowing are services provided by the Library. We are able to obtain any articles or books you need that are not in our collection. To request this service, simply fill out our ASK US form or send us an email to

Articles are delivered by email or in print usually within 1 – 3 days. The loan period for books from other libraries is based on the lending policy of the delivering institution. We absorb the costs of this service for any work related requests.  

Replacement costs for lost or damaged items are the responsibility of the borrower.

Staying on top of the latest research and publications in medicine can be an overwhelming task. The Library can help you effectively and efficiently stay up to date with the latest information in your field by setting up subscriptions to RSS feeds, email subject alerts, and journal table of content updates. Contact us by phone 306-766-4142 or email to get started.
RSS Feeds
An RSS feed creates a list of news-style headlines that can be quickly read over for a quick summary of the latest information from journals, databases, health news, or specific medical subjects. Our librarians can help you determine and set up the best RSS reader for you, and select the best RSS feeds to subscribe to in your field.
Subject Alerts
Subject alerts allow you to receive (via email) notification of new publications/articles relating to your topic of choice as they are added to medical databases such as MEDLINE, PubMed or CINAHL. Many of the databases the Library subscribes to allow for highly customized and personalized alerts that can be as broad or as specific as you like.
Table of Contents Alerts
Table of contents alerts are a convenient way to stay current with newly published literature. Choose which journals you would like to receive alerts for. When a new issue is published, you will receive an email with the listing of articles in that issue complete with links to the full-text document.
If the Library does not subscribe to your desired journal, table of contents are still made available with the option to request articles ordered in at your request. Article requests typically take 1-3 days to fill.

The Library offer courses on a number of tools to help make your job easier. Each season there are on average three classes offered for the staff of the health region.

These classes are typically held in the IT Training Rooms at Regina General Hospital, Pasqua Hospital and the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre. Classes on different resources can be requested and can take place one-on-one or in small group sessions at a location of your own preference.

Examples of classes include:

  • Finding Drug Information
  • Finding & Using Images & Videos in Your Presentations
  • Keeping Current
  • Organize & Cite References for Research & Policy

Advertisements and registration forms can be found on the library’s intranet page, in print at all three (RGH, Pasqua, and WRC) library locations, via email, the eLink Newsletter, or on the scrolling marquee on the RQHR intranet page.

Visit this link to sign up for a class today! For more information, email or phone the library.


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