The Clara Lander Library and Archives includes artist files, periodicals, and archives totaling over 24,000 volumes. The non-circulating collections support research activities of WAG staff and are also available to the academic community and general public.

Online Catalogue


The library maintains over 10,000 artists’ biography files, focusing on Manitoban and Canadian artists. Files contain clippings and pamphlets and other ephemera on artists represented in the WAG collection, as well as Canadian and international artists. Access to this collection is available on the Canadian Heritage Information Network database, Artists in Canada.

The Periodicals collection includes magazines, newspapers, and other serial publications available for browsing and research. Our library subscribes to scholarly and general art magazines, featuring key Canadian, North American, and international titles as well as the Art Index database.

The WAG Archives collection represents the activities of the Gallery from its inception to the present. In addition to institutional records, the collection also includes the archives of individuals uniquely connected to the Gallery. Access information about our archives collection here.


Rachel Baerg
Head of Learning & Programs

Temporary Closure

Due to construction of the WAG Inuit Art Centre, the Library and Archives are currently closed and services limited. Stay tuned for updates on the library’s reopening in 2020.

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