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, but we are offering the following services (current as of August 20, 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 get in touch (
  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 here ( ) and instructional videos for requesting physical materials on our YouTube playlist. (
  3. Reference assistance:staff are available by email, phone, or chat during regular business hours (
  4. In-person access to the library: is available to Institute staff and any students currently registered in GDI/DTI programs, and is by appointment only. All others are asked to make use of services options 1-3 above. To view an instructional video for booking in-person time at your branch, see our YouTube playlist. ( )

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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Gabriel Dumont Institue

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