WMRL Public Health Order Update

WMRL Branches remain Mask-Recommended Spaces

March 15th, 2022

As of March 15th, 2022, the Manitoba Government is changing the Public Health Order to state that masks are no longer mandatory in indoor public spaces. 

In recognition of the ongoing health concerns still presented by COVID 19 and variants, please note that all WMRL branches will be mask recommended spaces until Manitoba’s Pandemic Response System is no longer in effect.


If you see patrons and library staff continuing to wear a mask or choosing not to wear a mask, we ask that you be respectful. Any harassment or intimidation of patrons and staff on this subject will not be tolerated.

Physical distancing and wearing masks properly have proven to be effective at reducing the spread of colds, flus, and other contagious respiratory infections and diseases. As such, you will still see distancing measures, Plexiglas shields on desks, and hand sanitizer stations in WMRL branches.

If you are exhibiting excessive symptoms linked to COVID 19 you may be asked to leave the library for the safety of staff and patrons. Please do not enter the library if you are feeling unwell or have recently tested positive for COVID 19.

For our patrons that are still taking precautions for their wellbeing, you can arrange for contactless pickup or book deliveries by contacting your nearest local branch.

MB Public Health Orders Resources:

Manitoba Doctors, New COVID Normal: https://doctorsmanitoba.ca/covidwise

#ProtectMB: http://protectmb.ca/

Online eResources access:

Your library card provides access to a number of electronic resources, including ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and movies. Follow this link to the eResources page to sign up for any of these digital services.

To set up an account:

  • Select your library: Western Manitoba Regional Library;
  • Enter the entire 14 digit number on the back of your library card;
  • Enter your PIN (the last four (4) digits of your telephone number on file).
  • Hoopla will also require an email address to set up an account.

If you have difficulty setting up any of these resources or you are unsure if your PIN is on file, please email info@nullwmrl.ca for assistance, or call the main number in Brandon at 204-727-6648 or your local branch.


Here are the hours of operation for each of our branches:


Shoppers Mall

Monday to Saturday:
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Contact Information: wmrlshoppersmall@nullwmrl.ca     204-725-9901


Brandon Downtown

Monday to Friday:
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
10:00 to 2:00 pm

Contact Information: info@nullwmrl.ca     204-727-6648

Carberry/North Cypress Library

Tuesday to Saturday:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Contact Information: carberry@nullwmrl.ca     204-834-3043

Glenboro/South Cypress Library

Tuesday to Friday,
11:00 am to 5:00 pm 

Contact Information: glenboro@nullwmrl.ca   204-827-2874


Hartney Library 

Tuesday to Friday,
1:00 to 5:00 pm. 

Contact Information: hartney@nullwmrl.ca   204-858-2102


Neepawa Library

Monday to Friday:
10:00 am to 5:30 pm

Contact Information: neepawa@nullwmrl.ca     204-476-5648