Use the Library

In addition to ensuring access to resources required for teaching, research, and study, the Library also provides spaces and services for the use of students, faculty, staff, and visiting researchers. Use of library spaces, equipment, and services is subject to all University policies that apply on campus. This includes, but is not limited to the UWinnipeg Respectful  Environment, Sexual Violence Prevention Policy, and Information Technology Use policies. 

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Help with Research

As well as providing access to books and articles, the Library offers assistance and expertise with how to plan, perform, and present your research. We are happy to offer both staff-assisted and self-guided options depending on how you prefer to work.


Spaces, Labs, and Equipment

Located on the 4th and 5th floors of Centennial Hall, the Library contains a range of collaborative and quiet space and bookable study rooms, as well as a number of desktop computers, printers, copiers, and scanners.


Accessibility in the Library

Our building and service constraints can present a number of wayfinding, access, and mobility challenges. The Library is committed to mitigating and responding to these issues whenever possible. Visit the link below to learn more about what to expect, what is available, and who you can talk to.


Borrowing and Renewing Materials

Print materials can requested online and borrowed by either visiting the Library in person or through our smart locker Pickup Service. Students, staff, and faculty can use their University ID card to borrow materials and most items are loaned on a term basis.


Course Reserves and Syllabus Service

Course Reserves are required materials that an instructor has asked the Library to set aside for their class to ensuring equitable access for all students in that course; these can be print or online. Instructors can submit their course syllabus in its entirety for processing.


Interlibrary Loans

Students, faculty, and staff can request to borrow items from other academic institutions that are unavailable in our collection. Format, availability, timing, and loan terms are subject to the the rules set by the loaning library.


Alumni, Guests, and Visiting Researchers 

The Library is open to members of the general public during normal business hours, and there is process for post-doctoral fellows, visiting researchers, and research assistants to acquire Library access. Special borrowing cards can be purchased by those who are not affiliated with UWinnipeg for a nominal fee.


International Students

Library services can differ greatly between countries. Find out more information about our resources, academic and research expectations, and ways to get help at UWinnipeg.