John E. Robbins Library Building

Brandon University’s library is named after John E. Robbins, who served as university president from 1960 to 1969. He oversaw the many changes the school experienced when transitioning from Brandon College to Brandon University.

library expansion - brandon university photograph collection (unprocessed photo), s.j. mckee archives.

Library Expansion – Brandon University Photograph Collection (Unprocessed Photo), S.J. McKee Archives

The library was originally housed in the A. E. McKenzie building during the 1960s. The library would eventually outgrow this space, expanding to three times its original size by 1993.

view from new library expansion into original a.e. mckenzie building, 2018 - alana donohoe

View from new library expansion into original A.E. McKenzie Building, 2018 – photograph by Alana Donohoe

There are three types of libraries within its walls: Academic, Education and Music. The library is a key source of information for staff and students, and it also provides spaces for students to study.