Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library is open to visitors, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. The campus will remain on swipe card access outside of those hours.

Public computers

The Health Sciences Library provides public access to 24 computers and one accessibility workstation on the main level of the library.

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Study space and room booking

Booking a group study room

UM faculty, staff and students with a valid UM ID card may book a group study room through our self-serve form.

Most rooms seat a maximum of 8 people: room 381 seats a maximum of 12 people. All  rooms have a whiteboard and a flat panel monitor, plus wired & wireless network connections.

Book Group Study Room

Booking boardrooms

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba Board Room - Rm 385. Seats 30 people. Includes a whiteboard, fixed podium with data projector and screen. Any other equipment must be booked separately from the room.

Please submit all boardroom booking requests by e-mail to, including a subject line of Boardroom Booking Request. Also include the following information in the message:

  • Title of Event • Date Required
  • Time Required (start to end)
  • Number of People attending
  • Contact Name
  • UM Library ID # (14 digit number) /UM Staff ID # (14 digit number) of Contact Person
  • Department
  • Telephone Number
  • E-mail Address

NOTE: When booking catered events, please keep in mind that the caterer will not have access to the room before your requested booking time.

Wireless and wired internet

Wireless access in the NJMHS Library and environs is available but restricted to UM students and staff with an UMNetID.

Open study carrels throughout the 200 and 300 level of the NJMHS Library are wired for personal laptop connection to the Internet.

Guidelines and rules

The Libraries wishes to provide as open and fair access to resources and services as possible. 

We ask you to review our guidelines and rules for information about such things as accessing electronic resources and having food and beverages in libraries.

Guidelines and rules

Special collections

Rare books room

The Manitoba Medical College was founded in 1883, and survived the first dozen years of its existence without a library. In 1895 the College of Physicians and Surgeons contributed $750 towards the purchase of books for the library. In 1898 an additional $530 was donated by the Winnipeg Medico-Chirurgical Society. The collection was enhanced when Dr. William Boyd (Boyd's Pathology) visited the New York Academy of Medicine and convinced the Head of the Academy to donate duplicate copies of books to the library. In 1965 the room was named in honour of Dr. Ross Mitchell.

The collection contains approximately 1,300 works that are universally acknowledged as among the great treasures of medical literature. Classics, and other books that have made significant contributions to medical knowledge and are considered essential for the study of medical history, have added to the collection. Some of these titles are second or later editions or facsimiles, or collections published, in most cases, for the Sydenham Society or the new Sydenham Society.The collected editions are valuable since they often contain the first translation in English of important foreign papers, or works found nowhere else in print.

The collection consists mainly of English-language materials, although Latin, French and German texts are included.

Also on display is a large collection of antique medical instruments once used by country doctors.

Access to the Ross Mitchell Rare Book Room is by special request.

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

* Closed statutory holidays



Contact us

Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library
727 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5 Canada