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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

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What branches are open?

Millennium, Henderson, Pembina Trail, St. Boniface, Sir William Stephenson, Transcona, Louis Riel, and St. James-Assiniboia library branches are open during these hours:

  • Monday to Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

What services are available at the open branches?

  • Holds pick-up service
  • Telephone reference service
  • New library memberships and card renewals
  • Access to return borrowed library materials only.

In late July/early August, we will be partially re-opening all library branches, with the exception of the Cornish Library which is closed for ongoing renovations. The libraries will be open for holds pick-up service, telephone reference service, and to return borrowed library materials. The re-opening dates for the additional library facilities and hours of operation will be released in the coming weeks.

Winnipeg Public Library will continue to deliver online programs and services, which include 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) 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.

eBooks & Audiobooks

eMagazines & newspapers

Streaming movies & music

For Children & Teens