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Elizabeth Dafoe Library: Services & Facilities

Services & Facilities

Who was Elizabeth Dafoe?

Dafoe Service Desk is located on the first floor of the Library. Come here to check out books, check out and return reserve material, pick-up items you have requested in One Stop Search or Document Delivery, book a group study room or check for items lost in the Library. As well, our knowledgeable staff is available at the Service Desk to assist you with your research questions. For more details on how we can help you with your research, please see: Need Help?

Phone: (204) 474-9844; E-mail:

Accessibility Support

The Dafoe Library provides assistive technology and services to students with disabilities. Please ask for assistance or more information at the Service Desk or visit Assistive Technology and Facilities page to find out what adaptive technology and services are available in the Library. For additional information please read about the Accessibility Support Services at the U of M Libraries.

Study Spaces

The Dafoe Library is a popular place for students to study. There are approximately 650 study spaces throughout the three floors of the Library. There is a mixture of study carrels, open library tables, group study rooms and two areas with assigned graduate student carrels. If you are a graduate student in a faculty served by Dafoe you can apply for a carrel at the Service Desk.

The first floor of Dafoe is used for group study and can be very noisy. Designated quiet study spaces are located on the second and third floors.

The three group study rooms are located on the first floor of the Library. They are available for use by small groups of students to work on academic assignments. Faculty are also welcome to reserve the rooms for small group discussions and class projects.

NEW: Book a room online!

Student Computing

There are over 70 computer workstations available throughout the Dafoe Library. The majority of these workstations are located on the first floor in the Brown Lab (Technology Resource Centre), the Gold Lab, the open computer room, situated across from the printers, and in the Commons area across from the Service Desk. There are few PC workstations on the second and third floors. The Brown and Gold Labs are used by Dafoe Liaison Librarians for library instruction. Students may use computers in these labs when they are not used for class instruction.

Wireless access is available on all three floors of the Library. 

A U of M user name and password (UMnet ID) is required to log on the workstations and to connect to the wireless network.  Read more about Accessing Wireless Network at U of M.

Digital Media Services

Elizabeth Dafoe Library offers self-serve and custom fee-based in house scanning service for faculty, staff and students of University of Manitoba as well as non-U of M affiliated researchers.

Our flatbed scanner, used for custom scanning, is equipped with a planetary camera that enables us to scan rare, fragile and large items making it possible to convert maps, delicate materials and any other items for electronic use and distribution.

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Printing, Scanning & Photocopying

There are two black & white and one colour pay-for-print printers available on the main floor around the corner from the Service Desk. You can print from any public computer in the Library as well as your laptop and retrieve your print jobs from these printers. For instructions on how to set up your laptop or other wireless device to print to libraries' printers please see: Wireless Printing Instructions. Photocopying machines are located on the first and third floors of the Library.

The printers accept copy cards only. Photocopiers accept copy cards and/or coin. 
A value adding station is located in the room across from the Service Desk. You can add value to your student ID card or get a blank copy card at the Service Desk.

There are four scanners available in the Dafoe Library. They are located in the Brown Lab, Microforms area, the room behind the Service Desk, and with the pay-for-print printers. There is no fee for scanning materials.

Copyright: there are copyright restrictions to photocopying, printing and scanning materials. For information, please see U of M Copyright Guidelines.


Elizabeth Dafoe Library  University of Manitoba 
25 Chancellors Circle Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada R3T 2N2
204 474-9844  |