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Branch Library Tours

Branches are able to offer a variety of tours. General introductions to library services for all ages can also be arranged, including how to find library materials using our online catalogue and online magazine and newspaper articles using our subscription databases services. Please check the branch information page of the branch you are interested in to see what is available and contact the branch to make a request.

Please note: If you are bringing a large group to the Library for a tour or class visit and they require library cards, please drop off the application forms several days in advance to give us time to process them before your visit. For more information on Library memberships and to print an application please visit our Get a Library Card page.

Millennium Library Tours

Guided Library Tours

Guided tours focused on specific audiences or resources can be booked for groups of up to 20 adults. Suitable for larger groups such as educational classes and organizations, these tours highlight the various collections and services of Millennium Library. The average tour lasts 45 minutes to an hour.

Several types of guided tours are available:

  • Adult ESL / EAL / Literacy: An introductory tour in simple language highlights the special resources and services available for adults who are learning English.
  • Adult Education / Job Re-entry: This tour focuses on print and online resources that can assist in finding a job or changing careers, from resume guides to computer classes.
  • Seniors and Special Needs: These tours are geared toward patrons with mobility issues, print disabilities, or other special needs.
  • General and/or Research: An introduction to all four floors of the Millennium Library and a general overview of library services. You may also request a short outline of how to start researching a specific topic.

To book a tour:

To book a group tour of Millennium Library, call 204-986-6450 and library staff will take down your request. You will be contacted to confirm a date and time.

At least seven days’ notice is usually required. Not all tour requests can be accommodated.

CLASS VISITS

To arrange a library visit for students from preschool to Grade 9, please see our Class Visits page.

Self-Guided Tour

If we’re unable to accommodate your request or you wish to give your own tour, you’re welcome to make use of our self-guided tour explaining the various collections, services, and features of Millennium Library.

 

Book a Librarian

Outreach librarians are available to present to First Nation, Inuit and Métis organizations, newcomer and EAL classes, adult literacy classes, and seniors' groups or organizations. We are able to present on using collections and services, using the library website and online resources, and topics tailored to your needs. We are available to present in-person or virtually.

For more information or to book (subject to availability), call Outreach Services at 204-986-5580 or libraryoutreach@winnipeg.ca.

Last update: February 9, 2024

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