Most Frequently Asked Questions
I’m interested in a book that is only available at the Ottawa Library, do you offer Interlibrary Loans?
Yes. A library membership is required. However, please note that It can take up to two weeks to receive the book/material. Please speak to the librarian to make a request. A small fee applies.
Our staff often receive research requests on a variety of topics. Please email or speak to a librarian with your request and we will do our best to assist you
Yes, we are happy to accept book donations. However due to our limited space, we cannot accept large donations. Books by First Nations authors/subject matter are certainly welcome! Please contact us to arrange for drop off.
We have a growing section on Kahnawake as well as the other Haudenosaunee nations. Both fiction and non fiction. We do have a wide range of materials about other First Nations in Canada.
Yes, there is a non resident membership rate of $40 to join.
We do not have physical addresses in Kahnawake. We are located on the main road, not far from the Kahnawake Fire Brigrade. Please call for directions should you need them or view the map at the bottom of our contact page.
The Kahnawake Library is a non-profit organization, overseen by an advisory Library Circle. We are in the process of applying for registered charitable status through the CRA, however, until we do we are unable to issue an official receipt to be used for tax purposes.
Funds raised go towards supporting a variety of operational and programming costs. The library receives little core funding, so fundraising is necessary to purchase needed equipment/software, office supplies, materials, books and other operational costs.
We welcome suggestions and recommendations. Please speak to a library staff member or feel free to send an email to us. Please make sure we have your contact information.