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Branch Closure Alert: Millennium Library will close early this Tuesday, April 23 at 6 p.m. to accommodate the special event of the Winnipeg Jets Whiteout Street Party.

La bibliothèque du Millénaire fermera ses portes plus t tôt ce Mardi 23 avril à 18h, afin d'accueillir l'événement spécia de la fête de rue Whiteout des Jets de Winnipeg.

Winnipeg Public Library
Louis Riel Library

Louis Riel

1168 Dakota St.

Today's hours:

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

Branch Information

  • Hours of Operation

  • Contact

    Information Services:
    Branch Head:
    Trevor Lockhart
  • Mailing Address

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

    (Call or visit us to book) Program Rooms: 1
    Capacity: 80
    Tutorial Rooms: 1
    Capacity: 4
    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

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

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.

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

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.


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
  • 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

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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