About Us


The University of Winnipeg Library is the heart of the downtown campus, providing vibrant spaces and resources for students, Faculty, and community members to pursue their academic goals. We are a vital component in supporting academic excellence, student diversity and access, and an outstanding student experience. We house hundreds of thousands of books and articles, and provide access to many more online through our catalogue.

The University of Winnipeg Library is proud to acknowledge its place on Treaty One Territory, in the heart of the M├ętis Nation

The University of Winnipeg Library's vision is:

The Library will be a place of engagement, learning, and sanctuary. Through vibrant dialogue with the university community in all its diversity, we strive to contribute meaningfully to multiple literacies, responsible critical inquiry, and equitable access to knowledge, both at the University of Winnipeg and beyond. 

Library Hours

Hours of operation and closure dates for the Library and the Archives and Records Centre. If you are looking for borrowing information and fines, please see Borrowing, Renewing, and Requesting.


The current location, the 'Library in the Sky', was part of the Centennial Hall expansion of the 70's, and was completed in 1974. The Library entrance is located on the fourth floor of Centennial Hall. For the layout of the Library see Maps and Floorplans. If you require a map of the University of Winnipeg Campus as well as Parking areas around the campus, they are available here.


Links to relevant University of Winnipeg Library policies can be viewed at Policies.

Partner Libraries and Institutions

We have partnerships and reciprocal agreements with a number of partner libraries and institutions.

Staff Directory

Contact information and office locations of our library staff.

Library Departments

Detailed information on the different functions of Library departments, including Course Reserves, InterLibrary Loan, Instruction Services, Circulation, Scholarly Communications, and Cataloguing.


If you are interested in seeing a calendar of Library Events, including workshops and special events in the Library, please visit our Events page. Our News page also includes updates about events, services, and tips and tricks.


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Please note that the exact location of books may change as titles are added to our collection.