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Yellowknife Public Library

The Yellowknife Public Library (YPL) is open from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, beginning July 2, 2020, by appointment only. To book an appointment, for Wi-Fi use or resource pick-ups, email library@yellowknife.ca or call 920-5642. Please note that appointments do not need to be made to return items. All returns should be placed in the dropbox downstairs by the elevator. The elevator should be used, one person at a time unless users are from the same household, to enter the YPL, and the stairs should be used to exit. 

The City encourages residents to continue accessing City services online, by emailing CustomerService@yellowknife.ca or visiting www.yellowknife.ca wherever possible. The City asks all users who visit City facilities to respect the physical distancing guidelines as set out by the GNWT and to follow all signage in place at individual facilities. Everyone must check-in and out with the front desk which will be located at each facility entrance. Anyone experiencing fever, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, tiredness, muscle aches, sore throat, runny nose, headache, diarrhea, loss of appetite, loss of taste, or loss of smell should not enter.

Yellowknife Public Library has been proudly serving residents since 1949 and has occupied its current location on the second floor of the Centre Square Mall since October, 1990. The library works hard to support the educational and recreational reading, viewing, and listening needs of its patrons. 

The library has a rich collection of nearly 70,000 items in varied formats including print, audiobooks, e-Books, music CDs, DVDs, and much more. Online resources are available as well and include Overdrive, Lynda Library, Freegal music, Rocket Languages, the NoveList readers' advisory service as well as the Canadian Reference Centre.

In addition to these resources, the library offers a comfortable space for reading and studying and two separate rooms that can be booked for meetings, presentations or quiet study. Yellowknife Public Library offers programs to Yellowknifers of all ages from babies to adults.

At Yellowknife Public Library, our mission is to help share ideas in order to unite and strengthen our community.

Please drop by and visit us soon! 

 

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Indigenous Resources

Here at Yellowknife Public Library we are proud to support the the 10 recommendations presented in the Canadian Federation of Library Associations-Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) Truth and Reconciliation Report and Recommendations. As part of our efforts in helping remember, learn, heal, and move forward, we will continue to expand and promote our extensive collection of resources created by Indigenous peoples. We also have devised a list of available Truth and Reconciliation resources. The list is available here and will be updated as we acquire new resources related to this theme. If you would like these materials held for you in a learning kit, please let us know by calling 920-5642.

 

Online Resources Related to Truth & Reconcilation 

Dene Alphabets - Orthography Tools and Font Support (via Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre)

Free Indigenous Canada MOOC (via University of Alberta)

Indigenous Cinema (via the National Film Board of Canada)

Inuktitube

Native Land: an interactive map that aggregates information about pre-colonial North American history. The map can be adjusted to show you which people live(d) in a given area, the treaties that affected that area, and the languages spoken there.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action

 

 

Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Administrator - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699