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Art Research Centre

Plug In ICA’s Art Research Centre has an incredible range of arts books and critical texts, written by leading experts that illuminate the world of contemporary art. The Library and Research Centre is open during gallery hours or by appointment during periods of installation.

Monday Closed
Tuesday 12-6 pm
Wednesday 12-6 pm
Thursday 12-8 pm
Friday 12-6 pm
Saturday 12-5 pm

Plug In ICA members have library sign-out privileges. Please contact us at or 204-942-1043 to ensure your desired publications are available.

Featured Library Collections

These collections are complied of publications selected to further activate our exhibitions and programming.

Digital resources:

In response to physical distancing measures we’ve compiled a small list of digital research resources.

    • Visit e-artexte for access to 1600+ pdfs available under a creative commons license
    • JSTOR is allowing free access to up to 100 full text articles per month until June 30, 2020
    • Winnipeg Public library has a link to sign up for a digital library card where Winnipeg residents can access e-books and streaming services such as kanopy