Resources and Publications

Resource Centre


The Resource Centre is your gateway to information on Manitoba's geology, mineral and petroleum resources and industries. Whether you are looking for reports, maps, journal articles or video/audio cassette recordings dealing with these topics, we can help. We have an extensive collection and a world of information at our fingertips via in-house or online databases.

Established in 1975, the library collection has grown to hold over 30,000 volumes. Subject areas include the geosciences and the mineral and petroleum industries. As the provincial depository for the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), the library has an extensive GSC collection with publications dating back to the late 1800s.

The library also offers:

  • a comprehensive map collection including surficial, geophysical, bedrock, and preliminary geological maps
  • more than 400 scientific and technical journals
  • exchange publications from the United States, Ontario, North Dakota, Saskatchewan and Minnesota geological surveys
  • a large collection of educational VHS recordings.

If the information is not in our collection, we can direct you to technical and scientific information around the world.


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Special Collections

Research and Reference Services

  • Resource Centre holdings: 30,000 volumes

  • Public access catalogue of Resource Centre holdings: includes approximately 19,000 searchable titles

  • Internet access and WiFi

  • Bibliography of Manitoba Geology and Resource Centre Catalogue: this searchable database is a comprehensive bibliography with 14,900 references on the geology of Manitoba

  • Corporation Files: compiled by the department from the original files donated by J.P. Wet, the last secretary of the Manitoba Chamber of Mines. This searchable database contains descriptions of files, mostly historic pertaining to mining and exploration in Manitoba since the 1920s. The files contain newsclippings, company publications, company histories and additional resources.

  • Northern Miner: searchable database of the Northern Miner, 1986 to present

Website Resources

Loan Policy

  • Resource Centre materials may be viewed on site, with many items available digitally through our online catalogue.
  • If an item is not downloadable on our website, we may be able to scan it for you.
  • Some items can be made available for sale or may be borrowed through another library via interlibrary loan.

Address/Hours/Contact Information

Resource Centre
360-1395 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3G 3P2
Phone: 204-945-1119
Fax: 204-945-8427
Toll-free: 1-800-223-5215

The Resource Centre is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. Visitors to the Resource Centre are encouraged to make an appointment.

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