Included, of course, in University of Winnipeg‘s drive for a dynamic campus is a bountiful selection in their library/ies to help students with their academics. This is naturally one of the reasons that they can produce graduates with an excellent reputation in the workplace and the community. Here are 10 of the library resources at UWinnipeg.
1. Accessibility Services
The University of Winnipeg Library is committed to providing equitable access to collections and services to all students, faculty, and staff of the University. The Librarian for Accessibility Services co-ordinates services for persons with disabilities and is also available for in-depth research assistance by appointment.
2. American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters
The main library takes service to all kinds of students as serious as possible that they even have ASL interpreters available! Students requiring an ASL-English interpreter when visiting the Library or for an appointment with a librarian.
3. Study Spaces and Room Bookings
The Library has a wide range of facilities to accommodate students, faculty, and community members. They have group study rooms, study mezzanines, and even reading rooms for some peace and quiet. The University of Winnipeg Library allows the consumption of food and beverages within reason and in most public areas of the Library.
4. Computers and Equipment
The library offers assistance using library systems and other campus computing support services and technology infrastructure. Use one or two multimedia/accessibility or 22 general use computers near the Reference Desk, for research and writing papers.
5. Printing, Photocopying, & Scanning
The library and its associated computer labs provide self-serve printing, photocopying and scanning. These services are part of the campus-wide Equitrac system. Students and faculty and staff members are issued user accounts for accessing the equipment.
6. InterLibrary Loans
If you discover materials in the course of your research that are available from other Universities, we offer the InterLibrary Loan system. Requesting materials from other Universities are free for students and faculty, and enables us to provide access to millions of titles. You can request an InterLibrary Loan directly from the catalogue, or find more information and a form at their website.
7. Reference Services
Reference Services provides assistance to students, faculty, and staff in identifying and using print and electronic resources. A reference staff member will try to respond to email reference queries within 24 hours. The reference desk is open weekdays, between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.
8. Ready Set Go
Ready Set Go is a series of workshops to help new and existing students get started doing academic research in the Library. Learn about the different information sources available in the collections and how to find and use this information to write academic research papers.
9. Research/Subject Guides
Don’t know where to begin? These research guides are collections of some of the most useful books, databases, and other resources in each subject area. They also contain help and tips on citation styles for each particular area of study, and much more!
10. Citation Tools
RefWorks – This is the official citation manager of the University of Winnipeg. The library provides an institutional subscription to all students, faculty, and staff, including an Add-in for MS Word. They even have video tutorials for RefWorks available on their website.
Top 5 Libraries at UWinnipeg
1. UWinnipeg Library
The University of Winnipeg Library is the heart of the downtown campus, providing vibrant spaces and resources for students, Faculty, and community members to pursue their academic goals. They house hundreds of thousands of books and articles, and provide access to many more online through their catalogue.
2. Archives & Special Collections (University of Manitoba)
Since its establishment in 1978, the Archives’ mission has been to acquire, catalogue and preserve university records and special research collections which further the educational aims of the University of Manitoba, and to promote and provide wide access to them. The Archives’ wide-ranging collection mandate includes the acquisition of the records of the University of Manitoba, Canadian Prairie Literary Manuscripts, the Archives of the Agricultural Experience and rare books in various areas.
3. Canadian Mennonite University Library
CMU’s collection totals over 120,000 items. Extensive resources are available in the areas of Christian studies and music, and efforts are underway to increase library holdings in newer program areas such as peace and conflict studies, international development, psychology, sociology, political studies, and business and organizational administration.
4. John Fairbank Memorial Library
The John Fairbank Memorial Library is located in the heart of Winnipeg. It houses a growing collection of over 55,000 books, journals, videos, audio-cassettes, CD-ROM’s, maps and microfilms, specializing in the fields of social work, theology, and pastoral care and counseling. In addition, the library subscribes to approximately 150 journals and periodicals and has past issues of over 240 journals.
5. The Centre for Rupert’s Land Studies
The Centre for Rupert’s Land Studies at The University of Winnipeg facilitates scholarly research and publishing concerning the human history of the Hudson Bay watershed, known in the period from 1670-1870 as Rupert’s Land.