66 Allard Avenue
Kirsten Wurmann, Branch Head: 204-986-4745
Reference Services: 204-986-4742
Children's Services: 204-986-4747
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Situated in the heart of Westwood the Westwood Library is located at 66 Allard Avenue, one block south of Portage Avenue, between Rouge Road and Bedson Street.
The Westwood Library has 2 wheelchair accessible parking stalls and 10 public parking stalls on the west side of the library. There is no street parking available.
The nearest southbound transit stop to Westwood Library is #20383 located at Rouge Road and Allard Avenue. The nearest westbound transit stop is #20238 on Portage Avenue at Sumach Street.
Collections and Circulation
The Westwood Library is a medium-sized Community Library, housing the Adult collection on the main floor and the Children’s collection on the lower level. Also available are Express Bestsellers, books in CD format, music CDs and a growing collection of large print books, DVDs and videos. The Westwood Library circulates over 230,000 items per year. Through programming and the provision of friendly reference service, the Westwood Library maintains a strong rapport with the community.
The Westwood Library is a two-level facility with study tables and seating in the periodicals area on the main floor for adults. A wheelchair ramp, an automatic door and a handicapped washroom make the adult facilities available to all. A new circulation desk constructed in 2003 changed the layout of the adult department. An elevator was also installed, making the children’s area available to every child. There is a study area for children on the lower level and a Meeting/Story Time Room with a seating capacity of 35. (More information about meeting rooms for rent here.) For your convenience, a book chute for the return of materials after hours is situated to the right of the front door.
Library customers can receive information and reader's advisory service either in person or by telephone during library hours- call 204-986-4742. The library offers a full range of electronic services including Internet access, online databases (general interest magazines online, research and health information), and children's CD-ROM stations.
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.
Westwood Library conducts many programs for children and adults throughout the year. Please call 204-986-4742 or visit the programs and events page for more information.
Schools, daycares and nurseries are invited to inquire about our class visits and tours. Story times for groups and orientation to library membership can be arranged with advance booking.
Westwood Library's origins date back to 1961 when it was called the Assiniboine Library and was located in the Westwood Village Shopping Centre. In 1967, the Municipality of Assiniboia chose to build a new 7000 sq. ft. library for its Centennial project, and shortly thereafter the library moved into the new facility. It was renamed the Westwood Library and on January 1, 1979, it joined the newly amalgamated Winnipeg Public Library system.