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St. John's Library

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St. John's Library
500 Salter Street Winnipeg Manitoba R2W 4M5
(Historical Designation / Carnegie Foundation Library)

Historic, venerable, and treasured, these are all words that have been used to describe St. John’s Library. Established in 1915, with grant money from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, the building reflects the grand architectural style of the turn of the century. Carnegie libraries were built with the vision that public libraries be free to all and to inspire education and learning. Today, the library remains a jewel of Winnipeg’s North End and a gathering place for Indigenous peoples, seniors, students, families, and new Canadians.

There are plans to renovate the library in order to improve its accessibility and make it more functional for delivery of service today, while protecting the historical features of the building. These renovations include making the building more universally accessible and providing a better space to deliver services and programs.

As majestic as the building is, its soul resides in the collection and services it provides. St. John’s library has one of the largest Aboriginal Resources collections in Winnipeg Public Library, as well as programming as diverse and unique as the residents in the area.

  • Population demographic: 37,615 people
  • Age of Facility: 99 years old (constructed in 1915)
  • Total number of hours open: 29.5 hours (summer) / 36.50 hours (winter)
  • Number of items circulated in 2013: 49,641 items
  • Number of library visits in 2013: 28,921 visits
  • Number of programs in 2013: 99 programs
  • Number of program attendees in 2013: 1,927 attendees

  • Other Amenities:
    • Parking (street)
    • Study and leisure ready space
    • Bookable multipurpose rooms
    • On Public Transportation route
    • Some A/V equipment available with rooms

Potential Sponsor should note that GST applies to Naming Right Sponsorships.

Last update: March 16, 2015