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Winnipeg Public Library
Bill and Helen Norrie Library

Bill and Helen Norrie
Library

15 Poseidon Bay

Today's hours:



Libraries are on Winter hours September 5 to May 20, 2024.

Branch Information

  • Hours of Operation

  • Contact

    Information Services:
    204-986-4936
    Branch Head:
    Angela Mehmel
  • Mailing Address

    15 Poseidon Bay
    Winnipeg, MB
    R3M 3E4
  • Meeting Spaces

    (Call or visit us to book) Program Rooms: 1
    Capacity: 60
    Tutorial Rooms: 2
    Capacity: 4, 4
    More about meeting spaces
  • Wheelchair Access

    All areas are wheelchair accessible
  • Book Return

    To the left of the parking lot entrance
  • Closest Bus Stops:

    # 60302 Northbound Cambridge at Grant South
    # 60289 Southbound Cambridge at Grant South
  • Parking

    There are 40 parking stalls including 3 accessible stalls available.
  • Free Wifi

    Available whenever the library is open

To search for books or other materials, visit the Search catalogue. You can order materials from any branch and have them sent to this location for pickup.

About the Library

Collections and Programs

Items for loan include Adult and Children's fiction and non-fiction, graphic novels, magazines, music, audiobooks, video games (Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Wii & Switch) and movies (DVDs and Blu-ray). As a branch of Winnipeg Public Library, members can also access an extensive eLibrary for downloadable eBooks, eMagazines, information resources and online journals, and streaming movies and music.

The Library offers programs and workshops for all ages. Browse our Upcoming Events to find what's on. Some programs require registration. All library programs are free.

Facility and Services

Bill and Helen Norrie Library is located at the Grant Park campus, at the corner of Grant Avenue and Cambridge Street, in proximity to public transportation.

To better meet the needs of the community, the new library offers a fully accessible public space, tutorial and programming rooms, improved study and leisure areas including a two-sided fireplace and children's area with three playhouses, outdoor deck and patio, a non-gendered universal washroom, single floor layout and a 24/7 book return.

The Library has bookable computers with MS Office and Internet access, and free WiFi. There are tables for studying. Photocopying and printing is available for a fee. Scanning to email is free.

History

The Bill and Helen Norrie Library was identified as a priority in the Grant Park Recreation Campus Plan and the Library Redevelopment Plan. On March 29, 2021, the 14,000 square foot library replaced the River Heights Library which originally opened in 1961 on land purchased from the Winnipeg School Board.

In recognition of the history of the site formerly known as Rooster Town, the library was designed with a pitched roof, wood panelling and earth tones. The library features images of Rooster Town, artifacts and books. Saskatoon berry glass wall designs and lighting features have also been incorporated into the interior.

The City of Winnipeg and Rooster Town

Learn more about Rooster Town and the City's commemoration and acknowledgement efforts.

Winnipeg Public Library shares a wide-range of resources to help learn more about Rooster Town, and the Métis, generally.

Visit the Rooster Town Info Guide to find encyclopedia entries, articles, maps, census data and more.

Visit the Métis Info Guide to find book recommendations and suggestions of online resources.

Upcoming Events at Bill and Helen Norrie Library


Please visit the full Library Hours page if you do not see hours on this page.
Last update: February 20, 2024

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