Guest Services


The Library offers a number of services to guests, including temporary desktop computer accounts, and special borrowers' cards. 

Information for guests

The University of Winnipeg Library has a number of services available to guests, including:

Desktop computer accounts 

Temporary accounts for 2-hour access to workstations with printing/photocopying privileges are available to walk-in guests during normal public hours, although such accounts are limited to 30 minutes after 7:30pm Monday-Thursday and cease to be issued at 9pm.  On Friday and Saturday, accounts are reduced to 30 minutes after 2:30pm and all accounts cease to be issued at 4pm.

Sunday accounts are reduced to 30 minutes after 5:30pm and all accounts cease to be issued at 7pm.

Coin-op photocopier

A coin-operated photocopier is located near the circulation desk.  Letter-sized and legal-sized black and white copies may be made for 15 cents each (per impression).  Black and white and colour scanning may be done at the coin-op copier and other copiers for free and sent to an email account.

Special borrowers' cards

Residents of Manitoba, 18 years of age or older, may apply for a special borrower's card at the circulation desk.  Valid photo ID with current address is required.  The card costs $25 per year and is valid until the anniversary of the date on which it was issued.  For further information please phone 204.786.9808.

UWinnipeg Alumni may acquire an alumnus/alumna card at the Alumni Office, ninth floor, 491 Portage Avenue, and then take it to the circulation desk for validation.  There  is no need to apply for a special borrowers' card.

Please note that alumni and guests may access the library's databases and other electronic resources from on campus, but due to licensing restrictions, off-campus access to the library's databases is limited to current faculty, staff, and students.

Reciprocal Borrowing

Faculty, staff, and students from universities and colleges participating in the Canadian University Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement may borrow books from the University of Winnipeg Library by presenting appropriate identification.  Please note that borrowing privileges and regulations vary from institution to institution. University of Winnipeg faculty, staff, and students may also register for borrowing privileges at these libraries.