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Study spaces

Each of the libraries have space designated for quiet study or group work. Contact the service desk at any of our library locations to learn more. Some libraries have group study rooms that can be reserved for one hour periods in advance. To reserve a study room you will need your University of Manitoba ID (UMnet ID) and password.

Study room locations

Fort Garry Campus Libraries Study rooms available
Elizabeth Dafoe Library 3
Sciences and Technology Library 4
William R. Newman Agriculture Library 3
Albert D. Cohen Management Library 3
Donald W. Craik Engineering Library 3
Music Library 1
Bannatyne Campus Study rooms available
Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library 11

Computers, labs, and Wi-Fi

A limited number of desktop computers are available to use at each of our library locations. Campus Wi-Fi networks can also be accessed using laptops and other mobile devices anywhere in the libraries.

Library computer labs are open to students at select locations when not in use for instruction. Follow the links to see what computers are currently in use and the software available.

Borrowing and library account information

Using your library account

All regular University of Manitoba students, faculty, and staff are given a personal library account and have access to library collections.

Sign in to your account

Sign in to your account to:

  • Request physical items that are available in the Libraries' collection.
  • Access online resources such as databases and eBooks.
  • View and make changes to items you currently have checked out, such as renew physical books.
  • Save item records to the "My Favorites" list when using Library Search, allowing you to access this content at a later time.

For more information about signing into and using your account, watch our video.

Borrowing privileges

Library borrowing privileges, such as the number of items you can checkout or request, will depend on your user group (Faculty/Staff, Student, Alumni, etc.).

Course reserves and requests

Physical items in the Libraries’ collection can be placed on reserve so that they are available to all students within a specific course. To look up a current reserve item in Library Search and get more information about how to find it, search by course code, item title or author(s).

Requests for course reserves must be completed by the individual(s) teaching the course. For information on making general requests (or placing holds) for items such as books and articles, please see here.

Due dates and returns

Reciprocal borrowing

Reciprocal borrowing allows University of Manitoba faculty, staff and students to check out items from other institutions within the province, country or internationally. In some cases, borrowing privileges may also be available to individuals visiting the University of Manitoba.

Document delivery

The University of Manitoba Libraries' Document Delivery department allows faculty, staff and students at the University to request items from other institutions through interlibrary loan. Electronic items are usually available within 2 to 5 working days, while physical books require more time. Patrons will be notified via email when an item is ready.

Information for other institutions

Items from the University of Manitoba Libraries may also be available to those at other institutions. Individual patrons will have to contact their library staff, as they are responsible for initiating all item requests.

Information for special user groups

Learn more about borrowing privileges and library services for other user groups such as alumni, ICM students and the general public.

Off-campus services

Students living outside of Winnipeg and enrolled in the following areas are eligible for off-campus mailing services:

  • Distance and Online Learning
  • Distance Delivery Social Work Program
  • Certificate Programs
  • Graduate Students
  • Campus Manitoba

For current students living within Canada (excluding Winnipeg), materials will be distributed with a postage-paid return label. If you are studying outside of Canada, however, it’s your responsibility to cover return postage fees.

Off-Campus Services Request Form 

Off-Campus Services Reserve Articles

Textbook ordering

To order textbooks contact the University of Manitoba Bookstore.

UofM Bookstore website

Online Ordering FAQ

Toll free: 1-888-216-7011 EXT. 7961

Digital tools for using the libraries

These tools can make your online research easier and more pleasant.

Contact us

Libraries Administration
25 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada