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Millennium Library Renovation

Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street, will be undergoing extensive renovation work to replace carpets and lighting in the building. The project is expected to be complete in early 2023.

About the closure

The library will remain open while carpeting and lighting are replaced one floor at a time. Renovations will begin on the second floor, followed by the first, third and then forth. Access to certain collections and services will be impacted as each floor closes. Please see below for additional information on timelines and which services and collections are available during the renovations.

A City of Winnipeg news release about these closures was published August 11 2022.

Millennium library chart of floor closures and services

Floor Status Services
Main  Open
  • Community Connections Open
  • Children's and Teen services Open
  • Reader Services Open
  • New & Noted Open
  • Returns and checkouts Open
  • Holds pickup Open
Second  Closed
  • Community Crisis Workers relocated to Community Connections and third floor Relocated
  • A selection of Large Print and ABE/ESL (Learn English) have been relocated to the New & Noted section on the main floor Relocated
  • Special Services desk Closed
  • Photocopying/printing and scanning Closed
  • Meeting & Tutorial Rooms Closed
  • Computers Closed
  • Collections Closed
Third  Open
  • IdeaMILL Open
Fourth  Open
  • Information Services Open
  • Local History Room Open
  • Photocopying, printing, and Scanning Open
    • Computers Open
    • Collections Open

Items on hold

Holds pickups will continue to be available throughout the renovations.

Borrowing and returning

The checkout/return desks and after-hours book returns will be available throughout the renovations

Contacting the library

Service over the phone will be available throughout the renovation. Phone lines at a closed service desk will be forwarded to an open service desk. Questions can also be sent via Ask Us. Ask Us

Using computers

Computers will be unavailable for the duration of the floor’s closure. For the fourth floor closure, computers will be added on other floors. Please see staff for booking a computer on an alternate floor or another branch, or visit Book a Computer.

Collections

A selection of material from the closed floor will be moved to the main floor New & Noted area for borrowing. As shelving will be inaccessible, the remaining collections from the closed floor will be unavailable, including for holds.

Lobby and Community Connections

The lobby and entrance areas including Community Connections, the Best of Friends Gift Shop, Millennium Library parkade and Skywalk access will remain open with their usual operating hours throughout the renovations.

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