“Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.”
– Ray Bradbury
The University of Winnipeg Library is a place of engagement, learning, and sanctuary. Many students remember our Library as not just somewhere to borrow books or study but as a source of great memories from their time at university.
Built in the 1970s, tens of thousands of students have walked through our doors. In any given year over 340,000 bodies enter our space; an average of more than 46 visits, per student, a year.
Once recognized as an innovative facility with original design, after almost fifty years, and a constant stream of traffic, The University of Winnipeg Library needs an update and is relying on you to lend a hand.
By making little improvements like new paint and brighter lighting, we can resurrect the inspiring, vibrant atmosphere of our Library.
In the last decade The University of Winnipeg’s population has more than doubled and we need to reimagine our space. With more adaptable equipment - like ergonomic chairs and lightweight study carrels - we can create a better use of space and accommodate more people.
WHAT’S YOUR MEMORY?
Our Library is a place for research, paper writing, and even self-discovery. Full of hidden nooks and crannies, it’s here where you can relax and reflect in a safe, quiet space; engage in meaningful dialogues; or catch up with friends. Whether your memory is academic or something more adventurous, many would agree the Library helped make their university experience special.
If you don’t want to make a gift online, you can also send a cheque to:
The University of Winnipeg Foundation
901 - 491 Portage Avenue,
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E4
Call toll-free: 1-866-394-6050
Please make sure to mark your gift for the Library and your gift will be counted towards this initiative!
UWinnipeg Library VISION: The [University of Winnipeg] Library will be a place of engagement, learning, and sanctuary. Through vibrant dialogue with the university community in all its diversity, we strive to contribute meaningfully to multiple literacies, responsible critical inquiry, and equitable access to knowledge, both at the University of Winnipeg and beyond.