Northwest Territories

The Legislative Library of the Northwest Territories evolved from the Government Library of the Northwest Territories. On March 5, 1992, a Record of Decision directed the Government Library would become the Legislative Library effective April 1, 1992.

The Legislative Library is located on the main floor of the Legislative Assembly building. The Library provides reference and information services to the Members and staff of the Legislative Assembly, the Executive Council, and employees of the Government of the Northwest Territories, in that order of priority. Members of the media, researchers, and the general public may also use the Library, but may not borrow materials.

The Legislative Library is a highly specialized collection of materials on the Northwest Territories. The library acquires and maintains a collection of materials including books, government publications, reports, periodicals and newspapers with a focus on northern and aboriginal issues, northern history, political science, public administration, health and social services. The Legislative Library is the official depository for Government of the Northwest Territories publications.

The Legislative Library’s online catalogue and other resources are accessible on the Legislative Assembly’s website at

The Legislative Library is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.

Legislative Library of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly Building P.O. Box 1320 Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9
1-867-767-9132 ext 12021