Partners with Nunavummiut in preserving culture and nurturing literacy.
Public Libraries in Nunavut are administered at the community level through contribution agreements with Nunavut Public Library Services (NPLS), a responsibility of the Government of Nunavut's Department of Culture, Language, Elders & Youth. Operating at arm's length from government, Nunavut public libraries vary program and resource offerings from one community to the next, depending on needs and aspirations articulated by local persons and groups.
A community's support for its library is essential, as are the various funding opportunities made available through charitable organizations, commercial sponsors, government programs, and non-government agencies. NPLS wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the following organizations in bolstering library programs and objectives in Nunavut:
Headquarters provides policy guidance as well as financial, technical, and operational support to public libraries in Nunavut. Services available to Nunavummiut all across the territory, which include the borrower by mail program, intended primarily for those living in communities without a public library, inter-library loan services, and the web catalogue of library holdings (Nunavut Libraries Online - www.nunavutlibcat.nu.ca), are coordinated centrally by HQ. NPLS Headquarters is located in the Kivalliq region community of Baker Lake (Qamani'tuaq).