Location Located at 20 West Gate, Cornish Library is kitty-corner to the Misericordia Health Centre in Wolseley.
Parking Cornish Library has only two-hour limit street parking. By Bus The nearest transit stop is #10190, northbound on Sherbrook at West Gate.
Collections & Circulation Cornish Library has a small yet well-rounded collection of both Adult and Children's fiction and non-fiction. The mystery and science fiction/fantasy collections are particularly fine. Also available are Express Bestsellers, DVDs and books on CD. Circulation at Cornish Library nears 100,000 items per year. Cornish Library has high-speed Internet access and Wi-Fi free to the public. Many electronic databases are only a mouse click away.
Facility Features In keeping with its distinctive architectural style well worn oak tables scattered throughout the building for study and reading. Although all of Cornish's collections are located on the main floor, there is a program room with seating for 60 people in the basement. (More information about meeting rooms here.) Call 204-986-4679 for rental charges and to make arrangements.
For our customers' convenience, a book chute is located right by the front door for after hours returns.
Services In person and telephone information and reader's advisory service during library hours - call 204-986-4679.
Internet workstations for both adult and children
Online magazine article and index database
Printing services off the Internet
Class visits and tours
Call2Recycle Battery Recycling Winnipeg Public Library has joined the Call2Recycle battery recycling initiative. All libraries now have special recycling boxes where you can dispose of batteries and cell phones. Simply put your used batteries and cell phones in the bags provided and we'll do the rest.
Programs Cornish Library conducts many programs for adults and children throughout the year. For information, please call 204-986-4679 or visit the Calendar of Events.
History Cornish Library is one of two Carnegie Foundation libraries belonging to the Winnipeg Public Library system, the other one being St. John's Library. Designed by the architect S. Frank Peters, construction began on the 4,600 square foot structure in October, 1914 by the National Construction Company of Winnipeg and was open to the public on June 15, 1915. Through the years prominent users of the facility have included such important figures as Nellie McClung who conducted lectures from the basement. For more information about the history of Cornish Library, see the publication Leafing through our history: Cornish Library 1915 - 2005 compiled by the Friends of Cornish Library.