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1910 Portage Avenue
R3J 0J2
Phone: 204-986-5583

Reegan Breu, Branch Head: 204-806-1072
Adult Services: 204-986-3424
Children's Services: 204-986-3425

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bullet St. James-Assiniboia Library is located at 1910 Portage Avenue, right by St. James Collegiate and close to the corner of Ferry Road and Portage Avenue.

bullet St. James-Assiniboia Library has 22 visitor parking stalls located on the west side of the building and two handicapped spots. Parking in front of the library is allowed after 5:30 p.m.

By Bus
bullet The eastbound transit stop on Portage Avenue at Rutland Street is #20284. The stop westbound on Portage Avenue at Amherst Street is #20209.

Collections & Circulation
bullet St.James-Assiniboia Library has a large collection of both Adult and Children's fiction and non-fiction and audiovisual materials. Special features include a strong music collection on CD, a large collection of large print books and a number of magazines including Life and National Geographic that go back to the early 1900's. Also available are Express Books and Movies, books on CD and movies on DVDand Blu-ray. St. James-Assiniboia Library circulates approximately 285,000 items a year.

Facility Features
bullet St.James-Assiniboia Library has a large reading room on the 2nd floor a new newspaper and magazine room.

bullet A meeting room is available for public use - a Program Room on the 2nd floor accommodating up to 60 and a Meeting Room accommodating 13 people comfortably. (More information about meeting room for rent.) Call 204-986-3424 to make arrangements. For the convenience of our customers, a book chute for the return of materials after hours is located to the left of the front door of the library.

bullet St.James-Assiniboia Library has an art wall available for public use. For more information, and to book this space, please call 204-986-3424.

bullet In-person and telephone information and reader's advisory service during library hours - call 204-986-3424.

bullet 11 Internet workstations for adults and children
bullet 2 Microsoft Office workstations
bullet Online magazine article and index database
bullet Large quiet study room

Call2Recycle Battery Initiative
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.

bullet St. James-Assiniboia Library conducts many programs for children and adults throughout the year. Please call 204-986-3424 or visit the Calendar of Events for more information.

bullet For information on branch book clubs.

bullet St.James-Assiniboia Library opened in 1958. The library was built by the then independent city of St.James. It was expanded in 1963 and a second floor added in 1970, resulting in a 23,000 sq. ft facility, one of the largest branches in the Winnipeg Public Library system.

Last update: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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