The Estevan Public Library had it's beginning in 1908 when a number of interested citizens met and discussed the merits of having a public lending library and reading room established in the community, two years earlier the town had been incorporated although there were fewer than two thousand people living in Estevan then.
The library began in a room in a house on 12th Avenue in the rear of L.A. Duncan's office for location of the library. Mr. H.N. Scott was appointed Librarian for a period of one year at a salary of $60.00 per annum paid quarterly.
Eventually, the library became too large for it's surroundings, and was moved to a new location in February of 1961, at 1037 2nd Street (which is currently home to Drewitz School of Dance). It was October of this same year when it was decided to join the Southeastern Saskatchewan Regional Library.
It was in 1992 that Estevan Public Library moved into it's current location in the Estevan Leisure Centre Building. The Estevan Public Library (EPL) Branch is one of two city branches (Weyburn Public Library Branch is the other) within the Southeast Regional Library system. the EPL's collection complements the selection found within 47 rural library branches in towns and villages throughout the region.