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Notice: Proof of immunization is not required to visit a library branch. Select in-person programming will require proof of immunization; participants will be notified accordingly. View more information on our response to COVID-19.

Avis : Il n'est pas nécessaire de fournir une preuve d'immunisation pour entrer dans les bibliothèques. Une preuve d'immunisation sera requise dans le cadre de certains programmes intérieurs; les participants seront avisés en conséquence. Pour en savoir plus, visitez : Mesures de protection en cours.

Notice: In-person service has expanded at all locations. You can now visit us in person to browse collections, get membership and account assistance, use computers, print and photocopy, as well as use self-checkout and self-pick-up of holds. See our Library Services During COVID-19 guide.

Avis : Il est désormais possible de parcourir les collections, d'obtenir de l'aide relativement à l'adhésion et aux comptes, d'utiliser les ordinateurs, d'imprimer et de photocopier, ainsi que d'emprunter des articles à partir d'un poste de libre-service et de ramasser des articles réservés dans toutes les succursales. Consultez notre Services de bibliothèques durant la pandémie de COVID-19 pour en savoir plus.

Winnipeg Public Library
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Louis Riel
Library

1168 Dakota St.

Today's hours:


Branch Information

  • Hours of Operation

  • Contact

    Circulation (accounts):

    Information Services:
    204-986-4573
    Branch Head:
    Trevor Lockhart
  • Mailing Address

    1168 Dakota St.
    Winnipeg, MB
    R2N 3T8
  • Meeting Spaces

    (Call or visit us to book) Program Rooms: None
    Capacity: N/A
    Tutorial Rooms: None
    Capacity: N/A
    More about meeting spaces
  • Wheelchair Access

    All areas are wheelchair accessible
  • Book Return

    Around the side of the building, accessed from parking lot
  • Closest Bus Stops:

    # 50191 Southbound Dakota at Dakota Community Club
    # 50190 Northbound Dakota at Dakota Community Club
  • Parking

    Approximately 30 spaces available
  • Free Wifi

    Available whenever the library is open

About the Library

Collections and Programs

Louis Riel Library has a diverse collection of Adult, Teen and Children's books, magazines and audio-visual materials. The well-rounded collection appeals to and reflects the needs of the rapidly expanding community this branch serves.

In addition to the large collection of English language children's books, the Children's department also houses a deposit of French materials from the St. Boniface Library. Louis Riel Library circulates approximately 340,000 per year.

Libraries are offering a limited selection of programs and workshops at this time. Browse our Upcoming Events to find what's on. Some programs require registration. All library programs are free.

Facility and Services

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

The building has handicap-accessible washrooms and automatic doors. For customer convenience, a book chute for the return of materials after hours is located at the side of the building.

History

Louis Riel Library opened July 17, 1989. It is a unique structure designed by internationally-renowned Winnipeg architect Etienne Gaboury. It is designed to take advantage of the southern exposure and natural light with its high vaulted ceilings and windows.

Renovated in 2010, the 13,055 sq. ft. space is bright and welcoming, accessible, and better able to meet the needs of today's library users.

Significant improvements made during the 2010 renovations include:

  • New flooring, carpeting and painting throughout
  • Replacement of the public service counters and furniture
  • Creation of a designated teen area
  • New lower shelving for greater accessibility
  • A new and improved layout for collections, seating and computers
  • An upgraded meeting room and a new tutorial room
  • A new self-checkout counter

Upcoming Events at Louis Riel Library


Last update: September 14, 2021

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