Louis Riel Library Back in Business After Renovations

After months of renovations, the Louis Riel Library turned a new page by re-opening and celebrating its 21st anniversary over the weekend.

New paint, flooring, shelving and furniture are just some of the upgrades the library went though. Energy-efficient lighting, including two new self-checkout units, a new tutorial room for community use and a dedicated area for teens, are also part of the library’s makeover at 1168 Dakota Street.

The library, which opened in 1989, was designed by internationally-renowned Winnipeg architect Etienne Gaboury — famous for designing the Royal Canadian Mint.

The upgrades came at a cost of about $134,000 from both the province and city.

The Louis Riel Library is one of the city’s busiest, with over 415,000 items borrowed annually.

Library hours:

Monday-Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Labour Day to Victoria Day)