Research Library

Drawn by Barentsz, and adapted and published by Cornelis Claeszoon of The Hague 1599.

In 2009, ICHR began the development of a circumpolar health research library as part of its commitment to developing and sustaining research resources in the North. The library will include published titles and periodicals as well as grey literature including government reports, northern reflections, etc. We are also working to aggregate health research done in the North by and for Northerners. Many publications documenting Northern health research and programs over the past several decades are difficult to locate or are not found in the North. We would like to change this.

How can you help?

  • Add us to your mailing list for recent and upcoming publications
  • Let us know which reports you worked on or publications that you used for circumpolar health research
  • Send us bibliographies or lists of references
  • Donate materials you have to us

The emphasis of the collection is circumpolar health research – past and present – and we are particularly interested in ‘hard-to-find’ reports, dissertations, books, and community-based or regional studies done in English throughout the international circumpolar health community. We are also establishing a historical circumpolar collection to collect works related to all circumpolar research, science and exploration. Publications documenting the establishment of research institutes and policies in circumpolar regions are also welcome.

Similar Collections

Some specialized polar collections from around the world include:

In the Northwest Territories, several high-quality general interest library and archival services exist:

Official Launch

The official launch of this new library will be in 2011. A quiet and comfortable space for study and reflection is currently being constructed. Donors who assist us will be acknowledged at the official launch to be held in Yellowknife, NT.

Contact us:

Tel 867.873.9337 | Fax 867.873.9338
Mailing address: PO Box 11050, Yellowknife, NT X1A 3X7, Canada
Physical/Courier address: 3506 MacDonald Drive, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2H1, Canada