Answered By: Laura Butler
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2019     Views: 37005

The Reference section of the Library houses the Library's reference books, which are those materials that are meant to aid research by providing quick and accessible information on any particular topic. These materials are usually used to find facts or provide broad overviews of topics. They should not be used as major sources for papers or other projects. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, and style guides are some of the most common reference materials found in the Library’s Reference Collection.

Reference books are meant to be accessible to as many people as possible, and as such, are not permitted to leave the Library. The Reference section in the University of Winnipeg Library can be found on the Library's 4th floor, just beyond the Circulation Desk. Reference assistance is available from the Reference Desk, located in the centre of the Library's 4th floor. They may also be reached by phone at 204-786-9815 or by email at If you need reference assistance outside of regular Reference Desk hours (evenings and weekends) please contact the Circulation Department in person, or call 204-786-9808.

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Reference Desk

University of Winnipeg Library

P 204-786-9815

Email Uwinnipeg Reference