| Fort Garry Library
1360 Pembina Highway R3T 2B4
Jane Bridle, Branch Head: 204-986-4917
Information Services: 204-986-4918
See a slideshow of opening day, Feb. 28, 2014
Fort Garry Library has completed their renovations, and the collections, furniture and technology is being moved in. Significant improvements and repairs were made to the building including all new roof, windows, lighting for improved energy efficiency. Accessibility and functionality has improved throughout the space with better shelving and layout of collections, computer and program areas. The renovated library also includes a unique early literacy playground, located in the children's area.
Come and check out the new Fort Garry Library!
'Welcome to the renovated Fort Garry Library' brochure
See Fort Garry Library 50th Anniversary photos
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Fort Garry Library is located at 1360 Pembina Highway on the east side of Pembina Highway close to the Holiday Inn. 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. Please sign in when you arrive in the Library as parking is monitored. View Fort Garry Library parking poster
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, Teen and Children's books and magazines as well as music on CD, audiobooks, Express books and movies, large print books and movies on DVD and Blu-ray in a wide range of interests. There are also collections for adult learners (ABE) and for English as a Second Language (ESL), and books in other languages.
Fort Garry Library circulates close to 250,000 items per year.
Facility Features and Services
Fort Garry Library provides study areas, free WiFi and computers with internet and MS Office. A multipurpose room is available for both library programs and events and for community bookings. (More information about renting meeting room.) Call 204-986-4918 for rental information or to book. A book return is located in the front entrance for all-hours returns.
Library customers are encouraged to call, or visit us in person, for help with any information question or for help with using library services or collections. We answer over 31,000 questions a year! Or, connect with Winnipeg Public Library online through our Ask a Librarian service.
Printing/copying is available. There is a fee for printing and photocopying. Scanning to email is free.
Fort Garry Library conducts many programs for children, teens and adults throughout the year. Call 204-986-4918 or visit the Calendar of Events for more information. Fort Garry Library hosts over 100 library programs a year.
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.
In 2013, the Library closed for extensive renovations, reopening February 28, 2014.
Fort Garry Library is considered an excellent example of Modernist architecture, characterized by its flat roof, cubic shape and open flowing floor plan.
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.