Sir William Stephenson Library
765 Keewatin Street
Andrew McCulloch, Branch Head: 204-986-7156
Circulation (accounts): 204-986-7068
Adult and Children's Services: 204-986-7070
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Sir William Stephenson Library is located at 765 Keewatin Street just south of Burrows Avenue.
Sir William Stephenson Library has ample public parking in the lot directly south of the front doors.
The nearest northbound transit stop is on Keewatin Street at Burrows (#30717); the nearest southbound transit stop is on Keewatin Street at Tyndall (#30810).
Sir William Stephenson Library houses childrens and adult materials that reflect the diversity of the surrounding community.
In addition to fiction and non-fiction books on a wide array of topics this library also offers collections of graphic novels, Express Bestsellers, Large Print materials, Aboriginal Resources, Literacy materials, a Teen Scene section, French deposits (books and videos) from the the St. Boniface Library as well as multilingual materials for both children and adults.
In addition to books, the library also offers magazines and audio-visual materials such as DVDs, CDs, language learning kits and spoken books on CD.
Sir William Stephenson Library is a handicapped accessible one-floor facility. This library has several unique features, including the use of skylights to allow in natural light. The library provides lounge areas and study tables/carrels.
This library has a book chute for materials drop off, and is also the first library in Canada to offer a drive-through window, where customers can pick up requested items.
Sir William Stephenson Library also has a meeting room with a capacity of 96 people, which can be rented for a fee. (More information about meeting rooms for rent.)
This library provides in-person and telephone information and reader's advisory service during library hours - call 204-986-7070.
Online databases for both children and adults are available on selected PCs.
Workstations can be booked up to 90 minutes per day. Internet is available on most PCs and selected workstations have Microsoft Office (including Word). Work can be saved on flash/memory drives.
All public PCs are networked to a printing station and pages can be printed for a fee.
Call2Recycle Battery Recycling
Winnipeg Public Library has joined the Call2Recycle battery recycling initiative. All libraries now have special recycling boxes where you can dispose of batteries and cell phones. Simply put your used batteries and cell phones in the bags provided and we'll do the rest.
Sir William Stephenson Library conducts many programs for children, teens and adults throughout the year. For information on any programs, please call 204-986-7070 or visit the Calendar of Events.
Class and daycare visits as well as tours for both children and adults can be booked. Visits to schools and other organizations can also be made by booking in advance.
For information on branch book clubs
Sir William Stephenson Library opened in February 1997. This library services several communities (such as Garden Grove, the Maples, Tyndall Park) which were previously not in close proximity to other public libraries.
After running a name the library contest in which two members of the community chose the winning name, the name of this branch was changed from Northwest to the Sir William Stephenson Library, to honor the war hero and master spy who was also known as the man called Intrepid. To commemorate the name chosen for the branch, this library now houses a Sir William Stephenson statue, which was generously donated to the library by sculptor Leo Mol.