Family Information Library

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

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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, go to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba website.)

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
  • 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.
Should I still see a doctor for medical advice?
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, visit our online database on the MLA website. To request items please contact the library.

Contact us

CK204 – 820 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg MB R3A 1R9
Fax: 204-787-1965
E-mail: [email protected]

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:

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

We are proudly supported by the Children’s Hospital Book Market and donors from the community.

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