Study spaces

Each of the UM libraries have designated spaces both for quiet individual study or for group study or work. Talk Zones and Quiet Zones help you to find the right place for you to work.

Learn more about Study spaces in UM Libraries or contact the Service Desk at any of our library locations to learn more about these study spaces:

See Study spaces in UM Libraries

Computers, labs, 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.

See specific library for equipment details

Borrow a laptop

UM students may borrow a laptop from the lending locker at the Elizabeth Dafoe Library on the entrance level across from the Brown Lab.  The loan period is 4 hours.

Learn more about laptop lending.


Borrow a portable charger

UM students may borrow a portable charger from the kiosk at the Elizabeth Dafoe Library on the entrance level across from the Brown Lab.  The loan period is 4 hours.  Borrowers must provide their own cord or cable.

Learn more about portable charger lending.

Borrowing and 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:

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

    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.).

    Learn more about borrowing and item use


All libraries have self-checkout kiosks that you can use to borrow library materials.

Try the Self-Checkout app

UM Libraries Self-Checkout app also allows you to checkout materials using your personal device from wherever you are in the library.

Download the Android app

Download the Apple app

If the self-checkout kiosk in your location is not working, and library staff are unavailable, please use the app.

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

Accessibility services

  • Accessibility is incredibly important to the Libraries. 

    Where the use of our library facilities and services are difficult or impossible for people with disabilities, we will accommodate users to examine sources, retrieve materials, and access services.

    Accessibility services

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