Use the Library


The University of Winnipeg Library provides access to hundreds of thousands of books, articles, and much more through our online catalogue, searchable on our homepage. As well as providing access to these resources and special collections, the Library also provides many spaces and services for the use of students, faculty, and the community.

Accessibility Services

The University of Winnipeg Library is committed to providing equitable access to collections and services to all students, faculty and staff of the University.

Study Spaces and Room Bookings

Find descriptions of the study spaces available, links to calendars, and forms to book a group study room.

Computers and Equipment

We provide access to numerous computers in the Library, and off-campus access to our electronic resources for students and faculty. Information on our proxy (for off-campus access) and accessibility tools can all be found here.

Printing, Photocopying, and Scanning

There are several black and white and colour printers, scanners, and photocopiers available for use in the Library. This page provides more information about the services available, as well as costs.

Borrowing, Renewing and Requesting Material

Find information on fines and book borrowing.

Reference Services

The Library provides in-person support at our Reference Desk for questions you may have, located on the Library's main floor. More information can be found on this page. If you are looking for online help with research from finding sources to citing them, check out our detailed Help with Research. Also see our Research Guides and Subject-Specific Librarians.

InterLibrary Loan

The InterLibrary Loan service provides access to material not held in the University of Winnipeg Library.

Books From Other Libraries

If you discover materials in the course of your research that are available from other Universities, we offer the InterLibrary Loan system.  Requesting materials from other Universities is free for students and faculty, and enables us to provide access to millions of titles. You can request an InterLibrary Loan directly from the catalogue, or find more information and a form at the page above.

Course Reserves

Course Reserves are materials set aside by an instructor for a short loan period to ensure every student in their course has a fair opportunity to access assigned readings.

Syllabus Service

Instructors can use the Syllabus Service to submit their course readings for copyright clearance and material processing by expert library staff.

For Faculty

The Library offers numerous services to support your teaching and research.

Copyright Office

Our Copyright Office provides services dealing with Copyright, including information on the Canadian Copyright Act and fair dealing. If you are interested in submitting Open Access work to our institutional repository, visit the WinnSpace Institutional Repository.

Guest Services

If you are not a student or faculty member at the University of Winnipeg, you may use our Guest Services to access computers and other resources.

Short-Term Researchers

Post-doctoral fellows, visiting and research scholars, and research assistants can obtain access to library resources by following the steps detailed on this page.

Public Filming Policy

Public filming in the library is welcome and encouraged for purposes related to education and research by university students, faculty, and staff. Please contact Janice Reyes Bain ( to coordinate filming projects in the library. All requests not related to university business will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

All filming requests must be made at least one week prior to the intended filming date and are conditional upon receipt of all filming agreement documentation. Commercial filming and official media enquiries are subject to university approval and should be directed to the Assessment & Communications Librarian, Joshua Herter (

Theatre Students

Theatre students wishing to film in the library as part of their course studies are provided a form through their course instructor or departmental assistant. Please fill out the form and submit it Janice Reyes Bain ( in the library administration office.

Respectful Behaviour

Film crews are subject the campus respectful working and learning policy and reminded to be courteous to those using the library for research purposes. Film crews are expected to familiarize themselves with applicable privacy and copyright laws before filming in the library. Library staff reserve the right to remove individuals in accordance with these policies and any additional conditions laid out in the filming agreement.

If you would like to know about Library hours, policies, or to contact Staff, please visit About Us.

We also have How-To guides and subject guides available.