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Provincial Resources

Manitoba Public Libraries:  Governance at a Glance. This document outlines the roles and responsibilities of trustees and library staff in governing their local public library.  Specific governance responsibilities, as stated in the Manitoba Public Libraries Act, are cited and referenced.

Public Libraries Act of Manitoba

The Municipal and Regional Public Library Standards and Guidelines for Manitoba (2012). This is an invaluable resource for library Boards and staff to guide their work in all aspects of library governance and operation. 

Help Shape the Future of Our Community Library – Board Appointments and Volunteer Opportunities. This is a brochure that can be customized to suit your own individual library board. Help Shape the Future of our Community Library – a poster that can be customized

Library Merger Considerations

Directory and map location of public libraries in Manitoba

Federation of Bilingual Municipality Libraries in Manitoba (FBMB)

Manitoba Public Library Services – About Us

Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism Public Library Grant Programs

  • Rural Library Establishment Grants
  • Rural Library Operating Grant
  • Rural Library Technology Sustainability Grants
  • Rural Library Cooperative Technology Grant
  • Other Funding Sources for Libraries

Employment Standards Code of Manitoba. Personnel policies, procedures, and practices–must adhere to these.

The Human Rights Code of Manitoba

The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (2013)

Customer Service Accessibility Standard (Manitoba)

Universal Access: Customer Service Toolkit (Manitoba)

The Community-Led Libraries Toolkit – a Canadian resource that outlines steps for creating socially-inclusive library services with long-term viability

Trustee Associations

British Columbia Library Trustees Association

Alberta Library Trustees Association

Saskatchewan Library Trustees Association

Ontario Library Boards Association

Library Boards Association of Nova Scotia

Atlantic Provinces Library Association