Encyclopedia of Labrador

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.

Our archive collects unpublished materials, which we’ve produced or acquired during various projects, which donors have given us for conservation, or which we’ve inherited from other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

  •  To search the archive, consult our finding-aid-in-progress (updated 12 August 2019).  Emailing Morgon Mills is also a good idea, as many materials have not yet been fully processed.


Labrador Institute

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000