Information Services

Library Collection & Services

Located on the third floor of the Museum, the Library of The Manitoba Museum houses approximately 25,000 book and periodical titles, museum publications, and maps. The collection specializes in the following subject areas and more:

  • Indigenous Peoples 
  • Archaeology 
  • Astronomy 
  • Botany 
  • Geology 
  • History 
  • Multiculturism 
  • Museology 
  • Paleontology 
  • Science 
  • Zoology 

The Library also houses an archive of the institution’s operational records.

Members of the public and Museum Members are welcome to use the Library’s material on-site. Visits to the Library are by appointment only. External users can also request Library material on interlibrary loan, through their own library.

Library staff is available to answer reference queries, and there is on-site access to the electronic catalogue. External users are welcome to contact the Library with their questions via e-mail or telephone. 

Please contact Nancy Anderson at to make an appointment.

Rights & Permissions

Photography or Filming

Materials from the Manitoba Museum’s collections and galleries may be reproduced for commercial or non-commercial use. All requests require formal written permission, and may be subject to fees and conditions of use. Images can be provided directly, or the taking of new photographs arranged if the image is not held on file. Permission to film or photograph collections not on public display will be at the discretion of the Museum.

Visitors to the Museum may photograph or film in the galleries for their personal enjoyment, providing a hand-held camera is used. Posting Museum images/video on a personal website is not permitted without authorization, and will be subject to image use conditions.

For more information or to submit a request, contact: Nancy Anderson, Collections Management Associate – Human History at 


Location Photography or Filming 

The Museum considers requests from individuals, media, or production companies interested in using the Museum as a location for filming or conducting photo shoots. In order to protect the integrity of the Museum’s mission, each request is evaluated on a request-by-request basis to determine feasibility, appropriateness, and fees/conditions involved.

Producers or scouts seeking permission/access to use the Manitoba Museum as a location can reach out to 


Media Requests 

Media and film requests for the sole purpose of promoting the Manitoba Museum’s programs, exhibitions, and other activities should submit a detailed request to: Brandi Hayberg, Manager of Marketing & Communications at Stories that requires an in-person visit to the Museum may be eligible for free admission.


All requests require advance notification and approval. The Manitoba Museum reserves the right to refuse requests not appropriate to the Museum’s mission.

Click here for a PDF of our rights and permissions fees