Libraries in Manitoba

There are many interesting public and private libraries in Manitoba. Here I catalogue the ones I've come across or have been told about. For now I omit the really big and obvious ones like the U of M & U of W systems, the Winnipeg Public Library, the Legislature library, etc..

If you know of a library not listed here, or know that some information on this page is wrong, please send me an email: Chris <libraries@drclaw.ca>.

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- Libraries run by organizations, companies.
- Libraries run by towns/regions.

If you are interested in libraries it is important that you know about the Internet Archive, a non-profit group dedicated to archiving and making available to the public all manner of print works, audio, video, and websites. See their Manitoba-related items.

Organizations, companies
The Clara Lander Library at The Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 1V1
(204) 786-6641, ext.:237

CMU Library
The CMU Library is located in the lower level of the Mennonite Heritage Centre, on the south side of CMU's Grant & Shaftesbury Campus (see map). The Mennonite Historical Library is a component of the CMU Library. Reciprocal borrowing privileges have been arranged with the libraries of the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, Providence University College, and Steinbach Bible College. CMU students must present a valid CMU student card to use these libraries. Books, periodicals and most other library materials may be borrowed by all CMU faculty, staff, and students in good standing. Residents of Winnipeg and the surrounding communities are also invited to use the library, provided they adhere to library policies.

Gladys Chown Memorial Library (run by The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library (MCML))
The Gladys Chown Memorial Library is a vital part of the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library (MCML). It was established in the 1930s as part of the Crafts Guild of Manitoba and officially renamed the Gladys Chown Memorial Library in 1948. The library is a unique collection containing materials dating back as far as the late 19th century; some foreign language books; and recently published books and periodicals. A significant portion of the holdings are unique in Canada.

John Fairbank Memorial Library (Booth University College)
Students currently studying at other post-secondary institutions and members of the public who live in Winnipeg can apply for Guest/Community User card. For the general public there is an annual $10 fee for the card. Children and young adults under the age of 17 cannot sign up for their card.

Kaufman Silverberg Library
Monday-Thursday 8:30 am - 8 pm
Friday 8:30 am- 3:45 pm
Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Winnipeg's Jewish Community Library, also the library for Gray Academy of Jewish Education

Oseredok Library
The Library holds over 40,000 books and periodicals in Ukrainian and English including collections of children's books, folklore, music, humanities and sciences, a rare book collection and reference materials pertaining to all facets of vibrant Ukrainian culture. Oseredok Archives and Museum collect and preserve materials and artifacts including documents, ancient maps, rare books, films, photographs, items of folk art, pioneers' tools, musical instruments, and regional folk costumes. (Note to self:Check the website for more description stuff)

Temple Shalom library
The library is located on the lower level of the synagogue. There are a wide variety of books available for members to borrow. The books are on Jewish subjects and/or by Jewish authors and includes both fiction and non-fiction. You can access the library during office hours or you can arrange an alternative time. Please call Teresa at 453-1625 or email tshalom1@gmail.com. If you have any Jewish books that would be suitable for the library please let us know.

Rebetzin Chaya Mushka Library
Browse through thousands of titles on Jewish thought, observance and study in Hebrew and English, plus hundreds of fiction & non-fiction story books for all ages. Featuring a large selection of children's books chosen for their excelence in conveying Jewish morals & values in a fun and exciting way. Visit the library and take home countless hours of entertainment, study and inspiraton. The libraries are accessable from Sunday through Friday anytime there is a program or event in the building, or by arranging a time by calling 339-8737.

Manitoba Genealogical Society Library & Resource Centre
Library Resources include:Genealogical Handbooks and other reference materials and research aids. Local and Family Histories with an emphasis on Manitoba. Access to 'Newspaper Archives' and 'Ancestry'. Unless marked as Reference, all books in our library are available for MGS members to borrow. You can borrow up to 4 books/periodicals at a time for 3 weeks. Some CDs are available to borrow for 1 week. Renewals are usually allowed as long as no other member has requested to borrow the same item(s). For members living outside of Winnipeg we have a special borrowing mailing system in place.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg
As many of you may know, the Church has a Library that is located in an alcove in the church house. The collection contains information about Unitarian Universalism, other religions and related material. It is cataloged using the Dewey Decimal system.

Manitoba Museum Library
Located on the third floor of the Museum, the Library of The Manitoba Museum houses approximately 25,000 book and periodical titles, museum publications, and maps. The collection specializes in the subject areas of interest to Museum staff and volunteers, and includes:
 Aboriginal Peoples
The Library also houses an archive of the institution's operational records.

Members of the public and Museum members are welcome to use the Library's material on-site. Visits to the Library are by appointment only. External users can also request Library material on interlibrary loan, through their own library.

Library staff is available to answer reference queries, and there is on-site access to the electronic catalogue. External users are welcome to contact the Library with their questions via e-mail or telephone.

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