Study space and room booking

Group study rooms and boardrooms are unavailable at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Booking a group study room

UM faculty, staff and students with a valid UM ID card may book a group study room through our self-serve form.

Most rooms seat a maximum of 8 people: room 381 seats a maximum of 12 people. All  rooms have a whiteboard and a flat panel monitor, plus wired & wireless network connections.

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Booking boardrooms

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba Board Room - Rm 385. Seats 30 people. Includes a whiteboard, fixed podium with data projector and screen. Any other equipment must be booked separately from the room.

Kerr Board Room - Rm 225. Seats 10 people. Includes a whiteboard and a 70" flat panel monitor, plus wired & wireless network connections.

Please submit all boardroom booking requests by e-mail to, including a subject line of Boardroom Booking Request. Also include the following information in the message:

  • Title of Event • Date Required
  • Time Required (start to end)
  • Number of People attending
  • Contact Name
  • UM Library ID # (14 digit number) /UM Staff ID # (14 digit number) of Contact Person
  • Department
  • Telephone Number
  • E-mail Address

NOTE: When booking catered events, please keep in mind that the caterer will not have access to the room before your requested booking time.

Booking computer labs

Dr. R.T. Ross Computer Lab - Rm 232. 15 public stations & 1 instructor's station. Ceiling data projector & screen. No food or drink is allowed.

Senator Norman M. Paterson Foundation Computer Lab - Rm 231. 15 public stations & 1 instructor's station. Ceiling data projector & screen. No food or drink is allowed.

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Maps of public computers

View a map of public computers available at the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library below. Hover your mouse under an available (green) computer to see an inventory of that computer’s available software.

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Lab and public workstations print directly to shared networked laser printers located on each level of the library.

  • Black & white printer
  • Colour printer

You can print from your own device or use one of the Libraries' computers.

To print you will need to add funds to your student ID card at one of our Library Print pay stations and then use your ID card to pay for print requests.

Learn more about printing

Wireless and wired internet

Wireless access in the NJMHS Library and environs is available but restricted to UM students and staff with an UMNetID.

Open study carrels throughout the 200 and 300 level of the NJMHS Library are wired for personal laptop connection to the Internet.

Special collections

Rare books room

The Manitoba Medical College was founded in 1883, and survived the first dozen years of its existence without a library. In 1895 the College of Physicians and Surgeons contributed $750 towards the purchase of books for the library. In 1898 an additional $530 was donated by the Winnipeg Medico-Chirurgical Society. The collection was enhanced when Dr. William Boyd (Boyd's Pathology) visited the New York Academy of Medicine and convinced the Head of the Academy to donate duplicate copies of books to the library. In 1965 the room was named in honour of Dr. Ross Mitchell.

The collection contains approximately 1,300 works that are universally acknowledged as among the great treasures of medical literature. Classics, and other books that have made significant contributions to medical knowledge and are considered essential for the study of medical history, have added to the collection. Some of these titles are second or later editions or facsimiles, or collections published, in most cases, for the Sydenham Society or the new Sydenham Society.The collected editions are valuable since they often contain the first translation in English of important foreign papers, or works found nowhere else in print.

The collection consists mainly of English-language materials, although Latin, French and German texts are included.

Also on display is a large collection of antique medical instruments once used by country doctors.

Access to the Ross Mitchell Rare Book Room is by special request.

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

* Closed statutory holidays



Contact us

Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library
727 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5 Canada