WINNIPEG — The Millennium Library will soon require all visitors to undergo security screening, similar to boarding a flight at the airport or attending an event at nearby Bell MTS Place.
Security contractor GardaWorld will operate the screening and look for prohibited items, such as alcohol or weapons. Visitors with restricted items will be asked to remove them before being granted access to the library. In some cases, illegal items may be confiscated and reported to Winnipeg police.
“The safety and wellbeing of visitors and staff is a priority at the Winnipeg Public Library,” said Ed Cuddy, manager of Library Services.
“These security enhancements will help keep Millennium Library a safe, open and accessible space that meets the diverse needs of the community.”
Other entry options will be available for specific groups, such as preschools, when visiting the library.
The new security measures go into effect on February 25.