Winnipeg Public Library

May 2, 2014

A place to hang out, go online or check out free programs.  A website to download eMagazines, videos and music? An app so finding what you need from your phone is super easy?  This is not our parents’ library (though it still has the books)!

With 20 locations and 4 mobile service sites Library staff are ready to serve your information needs – whatever they are.

Need help researching for a school project?  They can help.

Can’t remember the government website that has the information you need?  Drop in or give them a call.

Looking for a safe and welcoming place to hang out?  Your Library branch is there for you.

Want to learn something new – a computer skill, hear an author read from their book, basic money management, ideas for books for your kids? They have free programs for all ages that make it easy for you to start learning.

Where to find them
Library branch and mobile service site locations and hours for the whole city are here.

Library branches near you
Library branches in the north of the city are:

St. John’s Library, 500 Salter Street

West Kildonan Library, 365 Jefferson Avenue

Sir William Stephenson Library, 765 Keewatin Street


Mobile service near you
The Library’s Check It Out! mobile service visits these 4 locations year round.  Get a library card on the spot.  No late fees on things you borrow.  All community members are welcome at any mobile service site.  Visit the Library’s Outreach Services page to see all the schedules or call 204-986-6475 to learn more.

Norquay Community Centre,  65 Granville Street
Dufferin School, 545 Alexander Ave
Indigenous Family Centre, 470 Selkirk Avenue
Blake Garden Neighbourhood Centre, 312 Blake Street


The Millennium Library – Winnipeg’s central library (the big one!)

Located at the corner of Donald Street and Graham Avenue the Millennium Library has the biggest collections in the city, a ton of computers and lots of great programming space.

Aboriginal Resources Collections
At the Millennium Library you’ll find the biggest collections of materials about First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and issues. (Other libraries have these items too – the Millennium Library just has the most.)  For kids, check out the Aboriginal Reading-in-the-Round on the first floor and for Adults/Youth check out our 2nd floor Aboriginal Resources space.  Both are specially-designed and have lots of seating to study or hang out.

Stay Connected About Programs
The @ the Library newsletter comes out every 2 months and tells you all the programs going on.

This program calendar lets you find out just what’s going on at your closest library.

Just for Teens
The Library has a website called Booked that’s just for youth.  Stay connected about programs and find out how to join a Youth Advisory Council.

Want a quick intro to the Library just for teens? Check out this video made by Just TV youth.

For parents
Solid information about literacy for kids and other supports to help their learning as they grow (including Internet safety) have been gathered for you by Library staff here.

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