The Manitoba Education Library provides Kindergarten through Grade 12 educators with curriculum implementation support, educational research and professional development materials; Manitoba Education staff with essential library services; teachers-in-training with library services as preparation for teaching; and all of the above clients, including the general public, with library services to facilitate lifelong learning and parental involvement.
To respond to needs identified by school divisions, Alternate Format Services (AFS) supports the education of students who are print handicapped (Blind/Visually Impaired, Physically Disabled, and Learning Disabled) by providing books in Alternate Formats (audiotape, braille, large print, and electronic text). AFS, in conjunction with the vision consultants, also provides Special Learning Equipment (loans and repair) for some severely disabled students and technology support for blind/visually impaired students. Vision screening training and equipment loans and repair, as well as post-secondary alternate format books, can also be accessed at this site.
La Direction des ressources éducatives françaises (DREF) at 0140 - 200 avenue de la Cathédrale, in Saint-Boniface, is a branch of the Bureau de l'éducation française, a division of Manitoba Education. The DREF is also the department's French library. Its mandate is to provide print and electronic educational resources to support Manitoba Kindergarten to Grade 12 educators in the French, French-Immersion and Basic French programs.