Library Services

The Red River College Library strives to create and maintain strong partnerships with departments and programs. From research assistance, to library instruction, collection development, audio visual services, and open access computing, the Library aims to achieve a dynamic learning environment by integrating library services into programs and courses. Library Services provides and promotes relevant information, materials, and services to all members of the Red River College community, wherever they may be.

The Library houses a rich collection of resources both in print and electronic format including videos for streaming to the classroom. The Library has two locations in Winnipeg which provide a safe and welcoming space for individual study and small group work with in-person support at the information and help desks. Services are also provided to staff and students at Regional Campuses and other off campus locations. Audio Visual Services provides classroom support for data projectors and other AV equipment.

The Library also purchases books, journals, videos and online databases to support college programs and initiatives. Each program is assigned a collection development contact who selects items for the Library to purchase. You can contact and meet with your collection development contact to discuss purchases in your subject area, or fill in our online form. We welcome suggestions from all staff, either for a specific title, or to increase our resources in your subject or program area.

Library Web Site

  • The Library maintains a full service web site at: library.rrc.ca. Visit the site to learn more about our services, access our online forms and search for resources.

Library Staff:

  • help you discover and retrieve information in all formats from print to digital to video
  • provide research support for faculty
  • deliver library instruction to your class or department, including research skills for faculty and students
  • work with you to develop library resources for your program or department
  • provide conference and event support for on-site college events – equipment and setup
  • respond to reported problems with AV equipment in classrooms or lecture theatres
  • maintain the Anytime/Anywhere Instructor Resource (AIR) site at http://air.rrc.ca , and the digital asset repository called SCORE at http://lor.rrc.mb.ca

We can help you

  • Audio Visual Services: The Library has a variety of audio visual resources and equipment such as TVs, VCRs, DVD players, data video projectors, and visual presenters, for course-related purposes. Other equipment, e.g. cameras and audio recorders, are also available. Booking ahead is advisable. Report problems with classroom AV equipment and we will resolve the issue.
  • Interlibrary Loans: Need a specific book or journal article that we don’t have? Request it through Interlibrary Loan and we will obtain a copy from another library.
  • Reference Desk: No question too big or too small.
  • Help Desks: Have a technical question? Problems with printing? Need help to set up wireless access on your own device? Our knowledgeable help desk staff can help. Just ask!
  • Off Campus / Distance Delivery Services: Free delivery of library print materials and a toll-free telephone reference/request service are available to Distance Education students and staff and to students and staff at regional and other RRC campuses.

You can help us

Want a partnership with the Library? Here’s how to begin:

  • Contact Public Services staff at your location to see what we can do for you.
  • Bring your class into the Library for instruction in accessing Library services and resources or ask us to come to your class.
  • Develop a course assignment requiring students to find, use, and evaluate information found in one or several resources available in or through the Library.
  • Ask us to identify course-related resources, including media and Internet resources.
  • Suggest items for the Library to purchase. See the list of collection development contacts.
  • Add online/electronic Library materials in your Learn site. We can help you to link them to your site.

For detailed information on the Library’s resources and services, plus up-to-date information on hours of operation and ways to contact us, please visit our web pages at http://library.rrc.ca.

Contact Us

At Notre Dame Campus contact:

At Exchange District Campus contact: