Gabriel Dumont Institue

Library and Information Services

The Gabriel Dumont Institute has its own Métis-specific library system – one of the most extensive owned by any Métis educational or cultural institution – with branches in Regina and Prince Albert. A GDI student resource centre is provided in Saskatoon.

COVID-19 Information

The GDI Libraries continue to take precautions to protect staff and students from COVID-19. Here are the services we can provide (current as of August 2021):


  1. Electronic resources: continue to be available from both the GDI Library and our partners (U of R, Sask Polytech, U of S). If you need assistance accessing these services off-campus, please get in touch (
  2. Loan of physical materials: if you require physical materials but do not wish to make an in-person visit, please contact staff with a list of titles and call numbers. Staff will gather the requested items, and arrange a time for socially-distanced curbside pick-up.
    You can access the library’s catalogue here ( ) and instructional videos for requesting physical materials on our YouTube playlist. (
  3. Reference assistance: staff are available by email, phone, or screensharing sessions during regular business hours (


In-person access to the library is available, but masking and vaccination requirements vary by branch and may be subject to change. Please contact staff at your branch in advance of your visit if you’re unsure of the requirements in place.


If you have any questions, or need access to services not listed here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch (


With a unique collection specific to Métis history and culture, the GDI Library provides service to GDI students as well as the wider Métis and non-Métis community.

What you can find in the library:

  • Reference collection (encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies, atlases)
  • Reserve collection (materials for use by students in a particular course)
  • Dewey collection (fiction, literature, and non-fiction)
  • Juvenile collection (books suitable for elementary and middle school readers)
  • Easy collection (picture books suitable for use by young children)
  • Curriculum collection (textbooks, teacher’s guides, and other teaching materials)
  • Saskatchewan learning curriculum collection (curriculum guides, bibliographies, and other materials published by the Ministry of Education)
  • Government documents collection (documents published by federal, provincial, and First Nations and Métis governments and organizations)
  • Audio-visual collection (kits, videos, DVDs, records, cassettes, CDs, picture sets)
  • Periodical collection (journals and magazines of interest to historians and educators)
  • Vertical file collection (articles, pamphlets, newspaper clippings)
  • Picture file collection (archival photos and illustrations, poster-size illustrations and photos for use in schools)
  • Rare book collection (out-of-print and rare books of historical significance; only available in Regina)
  • Not recommended collection (items written for children with stereotypes, factual errors, misrepresentations, or errors of omission; not recommended for casual use without understanding the criticisms about their content)

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