Borrowing, Renewing, and Requesting Material

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The library is currently closed to all visitors. Borrowed UWinnipeg materials with an original due date of March 1, 2020 or later have been extended until August 31, 2021. Children's Picture Books and Reference materials are not eligible for renewal and retain their original due date. No late fees will apply during the closure, but replacement fees will still be charged for lost or damaged books. 

The library now provides access to the print collection for faculty, staff, and students through the pickup and scan on demand services. Please email or leave a message at 204-786-9808 if you have any questions.

If you wish to return borrowed materials, please see Returning Library Materials below for more information. Materials will be quarantined for 3 days before they are checked in.




Books and other materials can be checked out at the Circulation desk next to the library entrance. All patrons must provide their University of Winnipeg ID card when borrowing materials. If you have lost your card, contact Student Central for a replacement and then visit the library to update your account. 

Patrons who are not current UWinnipeg students, staff, or faculty must provide their library barcode when borrowing materials, and should report lost barcodes directly to the library. For more information on obtaining a barcode, see our guest services page.

Please note that you are responsible for all materials checked out to your account, including items you borrow on behalf of someone else. Contact us at or 204-786-9808 if you returned an item that is still listed on your account.


Borrowing Periods

Material Type Faculty, Staff,
or Grad Student
UW Student Visiting Academic/Researcher Special Borrower
Books 120 days 30 days 120 days 30 days
Bound Periodicals 3 days 3 days 3 days 3 days
Multimedia Material 7 days Variable 7 days Variable
Course Reserve Material Variable Variable Variable No Loan
InterLibrary Loan Material 14 days 14 days No Loan No Loan



If you are a current student or university employee, you can log into your MyLibrary account using your network credentials (these are the same username and password that you use to log into WebAdvisor and/or the campus computers). If you are an alumnus or a Special Borrower, you may log into MyLibrary with your 14-digit library barcode and pin. Once you are logged in, simply check the box beside the book(s) you would like to renew and click "renew selected". If you would like to renew all your books, click "renew all". You can also contact the circulation desk at 204-786-9808 or email and a circulation staff member will be happy to renew your items for you.

Please keep in mind you can renew your books up to six times as long as your books are not overdue or recalled. There are no renewals on recalled items or hourly reserve readings. 


Recalling a Book

If a book has already been signed out to another user, you can have it recalled by clicking on the "Recall this Item" button found above the book's holding summary information. When a book you have signed out is recalled you will receive notification in your student or faculty email. A book can be recalled any time after you sign it out. Once you receive notification of the recall you will have one week to return the book.


Late Fees

Material Type Late Fee
Books 50¢/day ($15 max), +$1/day for recalled items
Bound Periodicals $1/day ($15 max)
Multimedia Material Hourly loans: $1/hour ($20 max)
Daily loans: $2/day ($20 max)
Course Reserve Material 50¢/hour ($25 max)
InterLibrary Loan Material $1/day (no max)


Returning Library Materials

Patrons who wish to return their materials can use the return slot at the Centennial Hall main doors on the east side of the Security office, accessible from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM, 7 days a week. Materials can also be returned by mail, addressed to:

Circulation Department - Returns
UWinnipeg Library
4th Floor, Centennial Hall
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9

All items will be quarantined for 3 days upon receipt. Items will be backdated when checked in.



Notifications regarding your library account, such as checkout receipts and overdue notices, will be sent via email from to your email address on file (usually your (webmail.) email). If you have any questions or concerns regarding a library notification, please forward the notification along with your comments to Do not reply directly to the notification, as the email from which it is sent is not monitored by UWinnipeg Library staff. Please note that these are courtesy notifications; patrons are responsible for returning material on time and paying any fees accrued whether or not they receive a courtesy notice.


If you are looking for information on InterLibrary Loans, please visit Books from Other Libraries.

If you would like to request a book be purchased for the University of Winnipeg Library, please Suggest a Purchase or contact your Subject Librarian.