Winnipeg Public Library to Begin Reopening

Winnipeg Public Library to Begin Reopening

In line with the Province of Manitoba’s resumption plan, the Winnipeg Public Library has released details how it will restore services. The initial phase will be the reopening of three branches for holds pick-up service only.

On Monday, June 8, Millennium Library (251 Donald St.), Henderson Library (1050 Henderson Hwy.), and Pembina Trail Library (2724 Pembina Hwy.) will reopen for holds pick-up service only. Hours of operation will be:

  • Millennium Library: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Henderson & Pembina Trail libraries: Monday to Wednesday, and Friday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Thursday: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

These three libraries are some of the busiest in the city, and enable the City to provide library services to Winnipeggers across the city. Service will be restricted to holds pick-up only, and patrons will not be able to return materials or browse library collections in person. Library staff are available to assist you with this process through Winnipeg Public Library’s Ask Us service.

Holds may be placed using the library’s online catalogue or mobile app. Pick-up will be limited to one person per family. Visitors will be able to pick up family member’s holds if they bring their library cards.

The Library is always accessible, 24/7 through its variety of online options. The delivery of online programming and services will continue, including the catalogue of ebooks and digital media.

Customers will be asked to use the self-assessment symptom checklist before entering the buildings. Anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed to enter the branches. Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance of each library.

Phase Two of reopening libraries is anticipated to occur in July, and will include expanded services such as checkout and returns at additional library branches and will be implemented after Phase One is assessed.

More information about library services can be found at winnipeg.ca/library. For more information on the City’s response to COVID-19, see winnipeg.ca/COVID-19.