Serving Manitoba's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Two Spirit Communities
The Rainbow Resource Centre (RRC) Library is an affirming safer space in which diverse sexual and gender identities, orientations and expressions are represented in a collection of materials that promotes awareness and education about our community’s experiences. Our Content is non-archival material written by LGBTT* authors and/or contains Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Queer, Questioning and Ally (LGBTT*) subject matter.
The purpose of the RRC Library is to provide a safer welcoming environment that is user-friendly and functions as a place to learn, socialize, and network. We aim to provide access to knowledge which may allow folks to learn, unlearn, relearn, discover, reflect, and grow. One of our goals is to help provide readers with insight through access to non-fiction or an escape from daily life through fiction
Our online catalogue can be found on the Library Thing website by clicking here. Please use the search box near the top that says “Search RRCLibrary’s books” to search our collection.
170 Scott St. (at Wardlaw Ave. in Osborne Village) Winnipeg, MB.
We’re open during regular office hours, Mondays to Thursdays 10-5 and Fridays 1-5. We are also open late on Mondays, 6-9 PM. Monday evening hours are dependent on volunteer availability and may be reduced in summer months. The library is closed on stat holidays.
To borrow RRC library items, a valid RRC Library Membership is required. A Library Membership is $15.00 OR $10.00 for students/underemployed folks per year. Membership Applications and information may be acquired via the RRC Administrative Assistant (contact information below).
If you have gently used LGBTTQ* books, films or magazines you think would be a suitable fit and asset to our library please contact the front desk of the Rainbow Resource Centre at the contact information below.
The RRC Volunteer Program strives to create an empowering LGBTT* Individuals, Communities and Families across Manitoba and North Western Ontario. We do this by providing confidential, affirming, sex-positive, non-judgemental, individual-focused support and information. For more information, please visit: www.rainbowresourcecentre.org/volunteer.htm.
phone: (204) 474.0212 ext 201
fax: (204) 478.1160
mail: Box 1661 Stn. Main Winnipeg, MB R3C 2Z6
online database: www.librarything.com/profile/RRCLibrary