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Our collections are managed by a team of librarians, archivists, technical staff, and curators. Discover more about our collection areas and specialties below.

Main Teaching and Research Collection

The largest portion of our collection consists of the resources required for student and faculty research. This represents over 1.5 million digital and print books, thousands of scholarly journal titles, hundreds of databases, and a growing pool of streaming media. These resources are selected  to support course offerings and research priorities, and they evolve based on the scholarly interests of our institution. The vast majority can be accessed via our catalogue (WorldCat Discovery) on our homepage.

UWinnipeg Repositories and Hosted Journals

The Library preserves and disseminates scholarly publications, theses, datasets, and other outputs produced by UWinnipeg affiliated scholars. This includes the WinnSpace Institutional Repository and our thesis collection, as well a repository of research data - UWinnpieg Borealis. It also includes several UWinnipeg scholarly journals hosted through the library.

Special Collections

We have a number of special collections consisting of unique or custom-curated items to address UWinnipeg specialties, such as our dramatic works collection, rare book collection, or the children's picture book collection. This category also includes unique collections gifted to the University by generous donors, such as the Eckhardt Gramatté Library.

Archives and Cultural Collections

The Dean of the Library administers a suite of cultural preservation units that includes the Archives, Art Gallery, and the Oral History Centre. These programs provide stewardship of collections that support UWinnipeg teaching, research, and service mandates, institutional memory, and the needs of our stakeholder communities.

Requests, Donations, and Subject Librarians

Our collections are managed by librarians and archivists assigned to each discipline; get in touch if you have purchase requests, require assistance, or wish to discuss donations to the collection.

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