The South Central Regional Library is located in the south central region of Manitoba – an hour south of Winnipeg. The Library has branches in Morden, Winkler, Altona, and Miami.
The mission of the South Central Regional Library is: “To provide access to resources to meet the educational, cultural, informational, and leisure-time needs of citizens of all ages and backgrounds. The library strives to foster a life long interest in reading.”
The South Central Regional Library was first established in 1965 as the Morden-Winkler Regional Library, as a result of referendums in both towns. Library branches were officially opened in the two locations on October 20, 1965.
In 1976 the Rural Municipality of Stanley joined the system as a third partner and the library’s name was changed to the South Central Regional Library. A library branch was opened in Altona when the town became a partner in 1988. The Town of Gretna became the fifth partner of the library region in 1992. The Rural Municipality of Rhineland and the town of Plum Coulee became partners in 2001 and 2002. The Rural Municipality of Thompson joined in 2009. The Rural Municipality of Pembina joined in 2018.