In-person services are not available, including holds pickup and returns.
Our online collections, as well as virtual programs and services are available during the closure. Please explore this guide for more information.
Beginning on Monday, December 7, Winnipeg Public Library will be providing contactless holds pick-up and return services at 10 library branches, in alignment with Provincial Public Health Orders:
Sir William Stephenson
Hours of operation will be:
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday – 10am to 2pm
Thursday – 3pm to 7pm
Service at these libraries will be for contactless holds pick-up and return services only. Customers will not be able to enter branches. Holds may be placed using the library’s online catalogue or mobile app or by phoning the library starting December 7th.
At this time we are finalizing our plan for contactless holds pickup and return services. This plan will include information on how and where holds will be moved between branches and how pickup will work for customers without a phone. Details will be posted on winnipeg.ca/wpl by December 7th.
What can I borrow?
The digital library will remain open and available 24/7 throughout the closure. Through it you can access:
downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks
streaming movies and music
eMagazines and newspapers
Many of our online services have added free content (i.e. available without having to place a hold or use a credit) that will be available during the closure.
Please visit our eMedia 24/7 Guide for instructions on how to get your device set up to access these services.
Cantook Station offers French ebooks and audiobooks, with titles in all categories and for all age groups. Once on the site, please enter your library card number in the box marked "Username" and your PIN in the box marked "Password."
TeenBookCloud is an online collection for middle and high school teens and adults of all reading levels. It includes enhanced novels, ebooks, graphic novels, videos, and audiobooks. Enhanced ebooks combine professional narration with line-by-line highlighting to support ESL, emerging, and reluctant readers. Quizzes and lesson plans are available for educators, making it easy to integrate into curriculum. It also includes categories, such as AP English, Hi/Lo books, English classics, and Shakespeare.
A collection of videos and chapter books designed for kids in grades 2-6. It includes: eBooks (including many Canadian titles), read-alongs, graphic novels, National Geographic videos, and audiobooks. Books feature adjustable text sizes, full narration, and a read-along function that highlights text as it is read - a great tool for reluctant readers and ESL students.
Reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration by pairing classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.