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Winnipeg Public Library

New Windsor Park Library

Windsor Park Concept Art

About this project

A new building for the Windsor Park Library was identified as a priority in the Library Redevelopment Strategy.

To better meet the needs of the community, the new Library will be a one-floor, fully accessible space with more parking and an outdoor reading area. Proposed plans include a multi-purpose programming room, a tutorial room, and space for a collection of approximately 35,000 items. There will be improved study and leisure areas, as well as an indoor Family Literacy playground. The new Library will be approximately 8,000 square feet. Construction began in the summer of 2016 and the branch is expected to open in March, 2018. The current Windsor Park Library (955 Cottonwood) will close permanently on Saturday, February 24 at 5 pm.

A sod-turning event was held July 14, 2016.

See photos of this project on our Flickr page.


Windsor Park Library is moving!

The library at 955 Cottonwood Rd. will close permanently on Saturday, February 24 at 5 pm. We open in our new location at 1195 Archibald in mid-March.

  • Holds for Windsor Park Library will be sent to the Louis Riel Library at 1168 Dakota Street during the closure, unless the customer has asked for holds be sent to a different branch.
  • The book return at 955 Cottonwood Rd. will remain available until the new Windsor Park Library opens. Items can also be returned to any other branch of Winnipeg Public Library.

  • La bibliothèque déménage!

    Dernière journée d'ouverture au 955, chemin Cottonwood : Le samedi 24 février à 17 h. Les nouveaux locaux, au 1195, rue Archibald, ouvriront à la mi-mars.

  • Pendant la fermeture, les articles rèservès à la bibliothèque de Windsor Park seront envoyés à la bibliothèque Louis-Riel, au 1168, rue Dakota, à moins que l’usager ne demande qu’ils soient envoyés à une autre succursale.
  • Le poste de retour au 955, chemin Cottonwood demeurera ouvert jusqu’à l’ouverture des nouveaux locaux de la bibliothèque de Windsor Park. Vous pouvez aussi retourner les articles à n’importe quelle des succursales de la Bibliothèque publique de Winnipeg.

  • Documents

    Document Name Date Type
    Closure Details 2018-02-13 Closure Details
    Windsor Park Library Exterior Concept Art 1 2015-06-18 Concept Art
    Windsor Park Library Exterior Concept Art 2 2015-06-18 Concept Art
    Windsor Park Library Interior Concept Art 1 2015-06-18 Concept Art
    Windsor Park Library Interior Concept Art 2 2015-06-18 Concept Art
    Windsor Park Library Floor Plan 2015-06-18 Floor Plan
    Windsor Park Library Site Plan 2015-06-18 Site Plan
    Sod Turning event Press Release 2016-07-14 Press Release
    Open house to view plans for new Windsor Park Library 2015-06-22 Press Release
    Windsor Park Library to relocate to Bonivital Pool Site 2013-01-08 Press Release

    Background

    Construction for the new Windsor Park Library was identified as one of the first projects in the library's Redevelopment Strategy. The existing Windsor Park Library was built in 1961 and is a 6,626 square foot two-level building with limited parking and accessibility. Currently, the library circulates approximately 120,000 items annually, offers approximately 90 free programs per year, and serves a catchment area of approximately 28,000 people.

    In order to better meet the needs of the community, the new Library will be a multi-use facility, and will support recreation, leisure and community programming. These plans include a multi-purpose programming room, tutorial rooms and space for a collection of approximately 25,000 items. There will be increased computer access, public study and leisure space for patrons. The new Library will also accommodate parking for up to 25 vehicles.

    In December 2011, Council directed the Public Service to develop a plan for library redevelopment. This long-term library Redevelopment Strategy was presented to the Standing Policy Committee on Protection and Community Services on July 5, 2012 and approved as part of the capital budget in January 2013. For more information on the long-term Library Redevelopment Strategy, please see Policy Committee on Protection and Community Services - July 5, 2012

    Engage

    We want to hear from you!

    Open houses were held in 2015

    Windsor Park Library
    955 Cottonwood Rd.
    Thursday, June 26, 2015
    5-8 pm

    Bonivital Pool
    1215 Archibald
    Tuesday, June 30, 2015
    12:30-3:30pm

    Online

    Detailed project information and project updates are available on this website.

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    When will the new library open?

    Construction began in the summer of 2016 and the branch is expected to open in February/March 2018. The Grand Opening date – and details on the opening celebration - will be posted here when finalized.


    Date updated: January 23, 2018

    Why was this location chosen?

    The new Windsor Park Library is adjacent to the Bonivital Pool and will create a hub for recreation and leisure. It is a short distance from the former library site, and is fully accessible. This includes easy access by bus, car, bike, or walking.

    Date added: May 26, 2017

    Maps

    The new Windsor Park Library will be located at 1195 Archibald St. north of the Bonivital Pool.

    The new location is approximately 1 km from the site of the current Windsor Park Library at 955 Cottonwood Road

    Related Links

    For information on the Library Redevelopment Strategy, please see Standing Policy Committee on Protection and Community Services - July 5, 2012

    Flickr album of construction progress.


    Last update: January 23, 2018