The Labrador Institute Library houses the premier lending collection of Labrador materials, including nearly 6,000 books, DVDs, and CDs, as well as non-circulating periodicals, reference materials, and rare books. In light of the importance of food security and local agriculture, since 2019 we have also maintained a small, mobile Farming and Gardening Collection.
We are an open library. If you don’t have a Memorial University Libraries card, then you can get a Labrador Institute Library card for free.
The Labrador Institute Archive is also open to the public for on-site consultation. Processed holdings include over 15,000 images, 200 hours of sound recordings, 800 hours of video, and 3 metres of text documents. We also have a number of collections still in process, so beyond checking our online finding aid, an email to the program coordinator is always a good idea.
Research from a Distance
Labrador is a land of vast geography. If you can’t make it in to Happy Valley-Goose Bay to see us in person, be sure to reach out to us electronically via the information on our contact page. On many topics, we are able to provide a wealth of resources in digital format.
Many online resources may be of use Labrador researchers as well, including: