Resource Centre

The Resource Centre is a Native-oriented library with a unique collection of materials focusing on the Aboriginal people of the NAN and North America. Approximately 6,500 titles are available for loan to members and organizations in the NAN area.

  • To provide for the acquisition of materials relevant and pertinent to the unique culture, traditions, and languages of the NAN and its people.
  • To provide for the library and information service needs of the First Nation communities within our catchment area.

The Collection

The General Collection is the largest portion of our collection. It consists of materials on history, culture, education, arts & crafts, and language. The Juvenile Collection is limited and designed for young readers between 4 and 13 years of age. The DVD Collection consists of approximately 300 titles pertaining to Native peoples of North America.

The Reference Section, Newspaper Clippings, Vertical Files, and Archival Photographs provide information on a wide range of topics. This information is for in-library use only, however, photocopying is available (not archival photos).

The Periodical Section contains a variety of Native newspapers and magazines. These are available for patrons to read in the Resource Centre.

The Resource Centre has a computer available for patrons to search our Online Library and the Internet. (for research purposes only)

Please be advised that we do not provide genealogical research.


  • NAN Members/NAN Organizations Free
  • Organizations $25.00
  • Non-Profit Organizations $10.00
  • Adults $3.00
  • College/University Students $2.00
  • Other Students $1.00
  • Overdue fines are $0.25 per book per day to all members.
  • Overdue fines for videos are $3.00 per day.
  • The maximum fine for overdue items is $15.00.
  • Only organizations may borrow videotapes.

Membership Form – Patron
Membership Form – Organizations and Educational Institutes

Note: We encourage all patrons to return any borrowed books and DVD’s. We cannot replace all materials that are not returned or lost, due to budget constraints. The Ojibway and Cree Resource Centre is one of the largest Native-oriented libraries in Canada. We would really like to keep that status.