Our Indigenous Collection is built to benefit primarily the Indigenous peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador and to advance appreciation of Indigenous cultures and perspectives. It is created and maintained in a spirit of reconciliation and in consultation with local Indigenous nations and communities.
We strive to reflect diverse Indigenous values, ways of learning and worldviews. The collection includes adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction materials, in a variety of formats, along with resources to support preservation and revitalization of Indigenous languages and traditions.
While focused on Newfoundland and Labrador voices and experiences, the Collection includes also national and international materials of interest.
Core Indigenous Collections are housed at A.C. Hunter Public Library (St. John's), Corner Brook Public Library, Harmsworth Public Library (Grand Falls-Windsor), and Happy Valley-Goose Bay Public Library. Materials can be borrowed by inter-library loan from anywhere in the province. A variety of Indigenous Collection titles can be found at other NLPL locations and in our digital library as well.
Below is a selection of items that we have available at our libraries for you to browse and borrow.