Computer labs

Brown & Gold Labs 110-111

The Brown and Gold Labs are located on the main floor of Dafoe Library to the right of the service desk. Both labs are available for student use during regular opening hours unless they have been reserved for workshops or class sessions.

Each lab has 16 student workstations.

All computers offer:

  • MS Office
  • SPSS (statistics software)

Brown Lab computers also provide student access to ArcGIS.


The Co-Lab is an open computing area located across from the printing stations in Dafoe Library.

The Co-lab has 20 work stations available for student use during regular opening hours.

Laptop lending

The laptop loans are available for UM students via the self-service locker located opposite the Brown Lab on the entrance level of the Dafoe Library.

Learn more about laptop lending

Study spaces

Group study rooms

Dafoe Library has three study rooms available for students. They can be booked in advance for up to two hours using our online room booking manager.

You will need to login with your UMnet ID to reserve the room and swipe your student card to access the room.

Additional spaces ideal for group study are located in the Reference Room on the main floor of the library near the Starbucks.

Quiet study spaces

The second and third floors of Dafoe Library are designated quiet study areas. There are several study carrels with power outlets located on the second floor Mezzanine.

Additional large tables and quiet study carrels are located throughout the second and third floor for your convenience.

Long-term student study space

Dafoe Library has two rooms located on the second and third floors with study carrels available for long-term use. Graduate students and President’s Scholars may apply.

Learn about long-term study space

Guidelines and rules

The Libraries wishes to provide as open and fair access to resources and services as possible. 

We ask you to review our guidelines and rules for information about such things as accessing electronic resources and having food and beverages in libraries.

Guidelines and rules

Contact us

Elizabeth Dafoe Library
25 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada