A Shared Health Facility

Welcome to the Family Information Library

Questions about your child’s health? Ask the Library!

To search our library catalogue, click here (MLA Web Site)

The Family Information Library plays a special role in helping children and families:
• We provide age appropriate, accurate, and up-to-date parenting, health and medical information.
• We are open for everyone at HSC Winnipeg and the general public.
• All of our information is written in plain language and is reviewed by specialists before being placed on our shelves.

And the best part? It’s free!

(We operate solely on grants and donations. If you'd like to donate, click here for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba)

How We Can Help You

We provide a wheelchair accessible space where families can use library facilities.

The Library has:
• Books & Magazines
• DVDs and CDs
• Pamphlets
• Computers, printer and scanner
• Access to the Internet
• Community services information

We can help you find resources for:
• Child development
• Diseases and conditions
• Diet and nutrition
• Medical tests and procedures
• Parenting
• Treatments
And much more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a library card?
No. You just need to fill out a form with your name and contact information.

How long can I borrow materials?
Materials can be borrowed for one month. Our collection is small, so to be mindful of other patients, please return your items on time or call us if you need to renew them.

Is there a cost?
No. All of our services are free of charge.

If unable to visit the library, can I still use your services?
Yes. Items can be mailed to you free of charge.

Do I still need to see my doctor?
Yes. The library provides information. The information we provide should not be seen as medical advice. Please discuss the information with your doctor or healthcare provider, and follow their instructions.

Finding our Resources

To find information on specific topics, click here to visit our online database on the MLA web site
To request items please contact the library.

Visit the Library

We are located on the second floor of HSC Children’s Hospital in the Blue Dr. Goodbear Zone, Room CK204.

To find us, please use the 840 Sherbrook Street entrance. After entering, you will pass the Admitting Department, which will be located on your left hand side. Just past this area are stairs and a set of elevators. You can either walk up the stairs to the second floor or take any elevator to 2. For wheelchair access take the first elevator on your left to L3.


Open Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed weekdays from 12:00-1:00 p.m.)
Closed weekends and statutory holidays.

Contact us

Family Information Library
CK204-840 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg MB R3A 1S1

Phone: 204-787-1012
Fax: 204-787-1965
E-mail: familylibrary@hsc.mb.ca

How You Can Help Us

The Family Information Library operates solely on grants and donations. If you would like to make a donation please contact the Children’s Hospital Foundation at:
Phone: 204-787-4000
Toll free: 1-866-953-KIDS (5437)

We love our volunteers! If you would like to become part of our team, contact HSC Volunteer Services at:
Phone: 204-787-3533

The Family Information Library is proudly supported by the Children’s Hospital Book Market and donors from the community.