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 on-line 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.


Gold dot iconSpecial Collections
Gold dot iconResearch and Reference Services
Gold dot iconWebsite Resources
Gold dot iconPolicies
Gold dot iconAddress/Contact Information


Gold dot iconBibliography of Manitoba Geology
Gold dot iconCorporation Files
Gold dot iconQuery multiple databases


Special Collections

  • Approximately 300 scientific and technical journal titles

  • Collection of VHS videos, DVDs and audio recordings

  • Comprehensive map collection on Manitoba Geology including surficial, geophysical, bedrock, and preliminary maps

  • Exchange publications from Saskatchewan, North Dakota, and United States geological surveys

  • Geological Survey of Canada collection. The Resource Development Division Resource Centre is the provincial depository for Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) publications

  • Manitoba Geological Survey reports and maps

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


  • Materials may be used in-house or borrowed through another library via interlibrary loan (including video/audio cassettes/DVDs)

Address/Contact Information

Resource Centre
360-1395 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3G 3P2
Phone: 204-945-6569
Fax: 204-945-8427
Toll Free: 1-800-223-5215

back to top