Library and archive


Our library and archive exist to help people answer questions about Labrador.

That includes students writing papers, faculty working on their research, local people wondering about their family history…any questions at all.

Our library is a collection of over 5,000 published books, journals, videos, music, and other items.

Most of this material can be borrowed (whether you’re part of the Memorial community or not), and all of it can be viewed on-site. We also provide on-site access to the Memorial Libraries’ extensive electronic holdings: materials the public can’t access online from home.

To search the library, use the Memorial University Libraries Online Catalogue
(tip: filter your results using “Labrador Campus” in the left-hand pane)

Our archive collects unpublished materials, which we’ve produced or acquired during various projects, which donors have given us for conservation, or which we’ve inherited from other institutions.

To date, processed holdings include over 11,000 photographs, 150+ hours of audio recordings, 750+ hours of video, and several metres of text. Much of this has been digitized (particularly the AV material), and we have additional born-digital content as well. Everyone is welcome to consult our archival materials, but they do not circulate.

Find materials at the Labrador Campus Library and Archive using OneSearch. Emailing Sarah Papple ( is also a good idea, as many materials have not yet been fully processed.

 Illustration of Labrador tea leaves

Library and archive projects and resources

Encyclopedia of Labrador

The Encyclopedia of Labrador is made up of short articles on some aspect of Labrador’s natural or social history, written by staff members or others in the University community or the Labrador area with knowledge on a given subject. 

Find the Encyclopedia of Labrador, from A to Z, here.


When, where, who

For all inquiries, including reference services, please contact Sarah Papple, Public Services Librarian for the Labrador Campus.