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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Centennial Library / Millennium Library (Graham Avenue, Winnipeg)

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Winnipeg’s main library, designed by the local architectural firm of Macdonald, Cockburn, McLeod, and McFeetors to replace the earlier Carnegie Library, occupies most of the block of land on the south side of Graham Avenue from Smith Street to Donald Street. A commemorative plaque is located on its north wall just east of the main entrance (northwest corner of the building) and details the development of libraries worldwide, Winnipeg’s early libraries and the construction of the main library and its official opening on 4 May 1977 as part of Winnipeg’s 100th anniversary celebrations.

City Librarians


City Librarian

Before 1977

See Carnegie Library


John E. Dutton


John S. Russell

Photos & Coordinates

Centennial Library Plaque

Millennium Library (September 2018)
Source: George Penner

Centennial Library Plaque

Millennium Library (May 2020)
Source: George Penner

Aerial view of the Millennium Library

Aerial view of the Millennium Library (September 2023)
Source: George Penner

Centennial Library Plaque

Centennial Library Plaque (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89208, W97.14224
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Carnegie Library / City of Winnipeg Archives (380 William Avenue, Winnipeg)


Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 August 2021

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