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Official name of the federated state/autonomous territory: Manitoba
Official language: English

Official name of Parliament: Legislative Assembly
- Unicameral -

Legislative Library of Manitoba
Main Floor
200 Vaughan Street
Winnipeg, Man., R3C 1T5
Tel. (1)(204)9454330, telex 07-587-589 FIN FPR
Fax (1)(204)9482008
Cable address: Comparlas Winnipeg

Details on the Library
Year of foundation: 1870
Person in charge: Ms Susan E. Bishop,
Position or official title: Legislative Librarian
Number of library staff: 17,5
Number of professional librarians: 7,5
Number of secretarial and support staff: 6
Number of other staff in the Library: 4 (Library Technicians)
Size of collection: 112.000
Annual acquisitions budget: 75.000 C$ (USD 51.725)
Number of current periodicals: 532
Press cuttings: Yes, by the library (4)
Indexing of Parliamentary Papers: Yes, by the clerk of the Leg. Assembly; Hansard Office
Library in charge of the archival materials of the Parliament: No
Library uses a thesaurus or a classification system for subject indexing: Classification system
Automation of cataloguing: Yes
Is the automated library catalogue accessible as an online catalogue to outside users?: Yes
Number of reading rooms: 2 (60)
Number of loans per year: 5.500
Reference services: 6.700
Current bibliographies: Yes
External database searches: 330
Analysis and research: No
Restricted to members of parliament: No,
Who else may use library: the Legislative Library is a prime source of information for the Members of the Legislative Assembly, government departments and task forces periodically appointed by the government. As a research library, it is also a resource for the academic community and the general public
Right to deposit: By legislation, the Library receives copies of all books, serials, and government documents published in the Province
Any other information: Second copies of local history and major works of Manitobiana are purchased for the Rare Book Collection, and duplicates of newspapers and
periodicals are ordered for the Legislative Reading Room. As well as protecting the published heritage of Manitoba, these backup collections support the Libary's very active interlibrary loan service
IFLA membership: No

Publications published by the Library
Selected new titles
Monthly list of selected books, government publications and other materials recently added to the Library's collections ; requests to borrow any of the items are easily made by returning the attached form by inter-office mail
Current periodical contents
Regular compilation of tables of contents from current issues of periodicals held by the Library ; photocopies of any articles listed are made by library staff on request
Manitoba government publications monthly checklist Produced by the Library as a comprehensive record of the official publications of the Province ; work is currently being done on the Checklist to increase to speed at which it can be produced and to increase the efficiency of indexing and cumulations
Memo for Members
Information service produced by the Library to highlight key services and new publications of interest to Members of the Legislative Assembly
In addition to these alerting services, the Library's current awareness files provide subject access to current and retrospective newspaper clippings from Winnipeg dailies. The files are organized into more than 600 subjects reflecting the activities and interests of the Legislature and provincial governments

Publications concerning the Library
Bishop, Susan E.: Manitoba // In: Canada's parliamentary libraries=Les bibliothèques parlementaires du Canada / The Association of Parliamentary Librarians in Canada. - 1989

Parliamentary Papers
Debates and proceedings : Hansard
Daily during the session
Votes and proceedings = Procès verbal
Daily during session ; replaced by corresponding Journals ; contents in English and French
Journals = Journaux
1986/1987 -
Rules, orders and forms of proceeding=Règlement, ordres et formalités de procédure
1988 -
Bills = Projets de loi
Government and Private Members ; contents in English and French

(updated in June 1998)
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