| Fort Garry Library
1360 Pembina Highway
NOTICE: Fort Garry Library Temporarily Closed for Renovations
Fort Garry Library is temporarily closed for renovations. The Library will reopen in the fall with an exact reopening date to be announced closer to completion of the renovations. The newly renovated space will be bright and welcoming, accessible and better able to meet the needs of today's library users.
Significant improvements include:
* Improved energy efficiency with new lighting, windows, HVAC systems and roof
* A new and improved layout for collections, seating and computers
* An expanded multi-purpose room for programming and study space
* New flooring, carpeting and painting throughout
* Renovated and accessible washrooms
* New shelving for greater accessibility
* New lounge chairs, study tables and computer tables and chairs
During the closure, holds/requests for Fort Garry Library customers will be available for pick up at the Pembina Trail Library, 2724 Pembina Highway, or customers can select another branch of their choice.
The book return at Fort Garry Library will be available until Monday, May 20 for returns. After Monday, May 20, materials may be returned to any other branch of Winnipeg Public Library. Fort Garry Library programs already scheduled will be moved to Pembina Trail Library.
Pembina Trail Library's hours are being temporarily increased during this closure to accommodate an increase in use and expanded programs:
Monday & Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday & *Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
* Summer hours: Closed Saturdays and Sundays in the summer. Summer hours begin May 21 (after Victoria Day). Fall/Winter Hours resume September 3 (after Labour Day).
The Pembina Trail Library is located at 2724 Pembina Highway and can be reached by phone at 204-986-4370.
Updates to the renovation and reopening will be posted online on this page and in the bimonthly @ the Library newsletter.
The Library's online collection of downloadable and streaming eBook, music and audiobooks is available anytime. The My Account service is also available to see items checked out, review holds placed, and to renew borrowed items. Library customers can borrow and return material at any branch of Winnipeg Public Library, and browse the Library's online resources at winnipeg.ca/library anytime, from anywhere.
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Fort Garry Library is located at 1360 Pembina Highway on the east side of Pembina Highway next to the District 6 Police Station. It is close to the intersection of McGillivrary and Pembina Highway.
There are 10 parking stalls including a handicapped stall at the rear of the building. Limited parking (2 hour) is available before 3:30 p.m. and after 5:30 p.m. on Pembina Highway. Overflow parking is available in the Lion's Pool lot.
The southbound transit stop on Pembina Highway at Radisson is #60243 and the northbound transit stop at Pembina Highway and Oakenwald is #60242.
Fort Garry Library offers a collection of Adult, Young Adult and Children's books and magazines as well as CDs, audiobooks, Express Bestsellers, large print books and DVDs in a wide range of interest.
Fort Garry Library circulates close to 250,000 items per year.
Fort Garry Library provides study tables in three locations: in the main floor reference area, in the children's service area and on the mezzanine level. At this time the main floor only is wheelchair accessible. A separate program room is used for children's programming as well as class visits and tours. A book chute is located just to the left of the front entrance for after hours returns. There is a program room with limited services with seating for 30 people. (More information about renting meeting room here.) Call 204-986-4918 for rental charges and to make arrangements.
Fort Garry Library has an art wall available for public use. For more information, and to book this space, please call 204-986-4918.
Library customers can receive information and reader's advisory service, either in-person or by telephone during library hours: call 204-986-4918.
Free Internet access, including fee-based printing service, is available for adults and children by booking in-person.
Free Wi-Fi is available.
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.
Fort Garry Library conducts many programs for children and adults throughout the year. Call 204-986-4919 or visit the program and events page for more information.
For information on branch book club, click here.
The original Fort Garry Public Library first opened in 1956 in a 12' by 24' room in the municipal hall of the former Rural Municipality of Fort Garry. The current library on Pembina Highway was built in 1960.
Thanks to a bequest from the estate of Dr. A.W. Hogg, a sunken addition with a mezzanine as well as a children's area was added in 1967, increasing the branch's total area to 8,000 square feet.
Fort Garry Library is considered an excellent example of Modernist architecture, characterized by its flat roof, cubic shape and open flowing floor plan.