Effective November 2, 2020, the Great Library will be closed to visitors. Staff will be working from home and we will try to fulfill your requests as best we can. You can reach us at email@example.com.
We apologize for the inconvenience. Manitoba Courts continue to operate and we are aware that the library is a place where you can conduct business while attending at court. With the city under a code red public health order, we feel that staff are best protected by working from home.
We will reopen the library once Winnipeg returns to a code orange order. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
When the government of Manitoba declared an emergency several weeks ago, we closed the Great Library and began working from home. Surprisingly, or not, we’ve been able to do an amazing amount of work using electronic sources. What we haven’t been able to offer is temporary office space for lawyers while in the courthouse.
Planning to reopen the library is a challenge. It’s a semi-public space with a lot of high-touch surfaces. We have to keep staff safe as well as our clients. Any print materials must be quarantined before someone else can touch them. All people entering will have to ensure they are healthy, sanitize their hands at the entrance, and limit the amount of movement they do in the library.
We hope to have our plan in place to reopen on May 25th with limited access to lawyers and the judiciary only. Stay tuned!