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Winnipeg Public Library

winnipeg.ca/library
204-986-6450

The Library has books, magazines, movies, music, eBooks, free Internet and WiFi. You will also find free programs for all ages, study and meeting space, and a lot more!

Where To Find Us

Winnipeg Public Library has 20 libraries, including the downtown Millennium Library. Our Check It Out! mobile service also visits three sites in the city. Visit winnipeg.ca/library or call 204-986-6450 for locations and hours.

Become a Member

Getting a library card is quick and easy. Library cards are free for anyone living in Winnipeg. Visit any of our 20 libraries or a mobile service site and bring your current ID.
Don't have ID? You can still get a membership with a 'limited' library card. A limited card lets you borrow up to 2 items and still gives you full access to all of our other services – including free Internet.

Now here's what to do with your free library card!

Borrow from our collection of over 1.6 million items:

  • books & magazines
  • graphic novels
  • paperbacks
  • music
  • movies
  • books on CD
  • downloadable eBooks & audiobooks

Use the Internet for free, up to 90 minutes a day. Log on to over 40 databases for all ages:

  • car repair information
  • homework help
  • music
  • stories for kids
  • career and job information
  • health information…and much more!

Free Programs

Winnipeg Public Library has hundreds of free programs each year. From book clubs and computer workshops to concerts and story times, there is something for everyone.

Indigenous-themed Programming

Winnipeg Public Library often has programs with an Indigenous theme. These may include programs about traditional medicines, Medicine Wheel teachings, readings from local Indigenous authors or story time programs for families. To find out what's happening at the library nearest you, pick up a copy of our newsletter, @ the Library, call us or visit us online.

Just for Teens

Looking for somewhere fun to hang out? Drop in to a library for awesome events, just for teens ages 13-17.

  • Board games, trivia, DIY craft programs
  • Comfortable lounge furniture to read your favorite books and magazines!  For more information, call 204-986-6488, or visit our Teen website, Booked, at: wpl-teens.winnipeg.ca

Connect with Indigenous Stories, History, Languages and More

Indigenous Resources Collections

Winnipeg Public Library has thousands of items about Indigenous peoples, their cultures and histories, their accomplishments and their literature. You can find books, CDs, DVDs, graphic novels and magazines. There are items for children, teens and adults. The library also has a grown collection of materials written in Indigenous languages. The libraries with the biggest Indigenous Resources Collections are:

Millennium Library
251 Donald St

St. John's Library
500 Salter St.

Sir Williams Stephenson Library
765 Keewatin St.

West End Library
999 Sargent Ave.

Aboriginal Reading-in-the-Round…a space for children and families

The Millennium Library's Aboriginal-Reading-in-the-Round is a gathering place for children and families and is where you will find our largest collection of Indigenous materials for children. Beautifully designed by First Nations designer Destiny Seymour, the space also features a major art piece by children form Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre and Orioles Community Centre. Come visit on the first floor of the library.

Winnipeg Public Library locations and hours:

wpl.winnipeg.ca/library/contact/branches/branches.asp#hours

Visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/winnipegpubliclibrary

View us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/winnipegpublibrary

Last update: August 25, 2016
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