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 are closed to walk-in traffic while COVID-19 precautions remain in place, but we are able to offer the following services to Institute students and staff (current as of May 19, 2020).

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 email (contact information can be found here: (Staff are taking turns working from home and from the office, so email will garner a faster response than voicemail.)

2. Loan of physical materials: If you require physical materials, 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 by clicking here:

3. Reference assistance: although staff are taking turns working from home/from the library, we’re accessible by email between 8 AM and 4:30 PM M-F, and by phone on the days when we’re in the office.

If you have any questions, or need access to services not listed here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. For instructors and faculty who are preparing for online delivery of courses in the fall, please let us know if there is anything at all we can assist with — we’re here all summer and happy to help in any way we can.



To search the GDI Library catalogue online, click here

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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Gabriel Dumont Institue

GDI is a Saskatchewan-based educational, employment and cultural institute serving Métis across the province

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