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  • The Winnipeg Public Library is a public library service that is provided by the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Most branches provide programming for children, teens, and some to adults. The Library also contains an Outreach Department which works with the community, as well as people who cannot visit the library directly. Outreach also promotes the library to communities that are under represented in the library. Visitors to the Winnipeg Public Library checked out over 5.4 million items in 2011, and 116,000 of those items were E-books. The library has both adult and children’s books in over 30 languages. Select locations provide tutorial rooms for learners to use free of charge. The library has DVD and Blu-ray collections, as well as Wi-Fi, at all twenty locations. The library provides access to over 17,000 eBooks and over 450,000 songs. There are over 300 computers available to be booked. The library offers a Writer-in-Residence program to assist budding authors and has done so for over 20 years. The staff at the library are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 500.