Clara Lander Library

A Rich Art Resource

The Clara Lander Library is a rich resource for art research and is accessible to Gallery staff and volunteers, students, artists, appraisers, collectors, researchers and gallery visitors. The library collections include some 30,000 volumes of books, exhibition catalogues, museum publications as well as popular and scholarly art periodicals. The collections reflect the Gallery’s art collecting and exhibition programming, with particular strengths in Canadian art and Inuit art.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can access the Library/Archives material?
The library/archives is open to the public for reference use only. Users can access material within the library spaces. Study tables and a photocopier are available, as well as assistance provided by library staff.

May I borrow a book or journal from the Library collection?
No. Library collections do not circulate.

How can I donate books to the Library?
We are not be accepting donations at this time due to redevelopment plans for the library.

How can I get artwork assessed?
The library does not offer evaluations, authentications or appraisal. However, our resource library contains many reference tools for research on artists and artworks. 

Library Hours

Thursday & -Friday 1-4:30pm
By appointment only during these hours.


T: 204.786.6641 ext. 237

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Gallery Hours

  • Tuesday 11am-5pm
  • Wednesday 11am-5pm
  • Thursday 11am-5pm
  • Friday 11am-9pm
  • Saturday 11am-5pm
  • Sunday 11am-5pm
  • Closed Monday

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