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Library Services during COVID-19: Home

This guide provides answers to questions about the current library closures and re-openings during COVID-19. Version française

Thank you for your patience.

All individuals entering City-operated facilities, including libraries, or using Winnipeg Transit or Winnipeg Transit Plus must wear a face mask as a means to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Visit for more information.


What branches are open?

All library branches (with the exception of Cornish which is closed for renovations) are open.

What services are available at the open branches?

All library branches offer the following services:

  • Browsing the collections
  • Computer use
  • Self pick-up of holds
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Limited individual study space
  • Selective maker space equipment at the ideaMILL
  • Telephone reference service
  • New library memberships and card renewals
  • Return of library materials that have been borrowed.
  • Home Service
  • Select Outreach Services
  • Interlibrary loans


When are the hours of operation?

Please visit our website for list of branch locations and hours of operation.


Winnipeg Public Library continues to deliver online programs and services, which includes maintaining an extensive online eLibrary of digital media, expanding eBook 24/7 access and maintaining the Ask Us service. We are not accepting donations of books or other materials at this time. 

The digital library is open and available 24/7. Through it you can access:

  • downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • streaming movies and music
  • eMagazines and newspapers
  • Research databases

Many of our online services have added free content (i.e. available without having to place a hold or use a credit).

Please visit our eMedia 24/7 Guide for instructions on how to get your device set up to access these services.

eBooks & Audiobooks

eMagazines & newspapers

Computers are available to use
Return your books inside the branch or through a book chute
Please wear a mask at all times
Renew your items
Occupancy limits are in place
Study tables are available

Streaming movies & music

For Children & Teens