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Instructional Resource Centre

*Please note: Our Winnipeg Library has moved. See below for new location.*

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30

Winnipeg Office
1200 Portage Ave.
Holly Fontaine, IRC Library Specialist
Phone: 204-594-1290
Toll Free: 1-866-319-4857
Fax: 204-942-2490
Thompson Office
Lower Level – 79 Selkirk Ave.
Barbara Dollmont, Library Technician
Toll Free: 1-877-506-1568
ext # 4004
Fax: 204-677-0938

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The Instructional Resource Centre provides curriculum appropriate materials to the First Nations schools in Manitoba. As a lending library, all materials are available to teachers, principals, and staff within the First Nations educational system.

To date we have over 7,000 records on our data-base. The subject scope includes areas such as; Math, Science, English Language Arts, First Nation Languages, and Special Education. The I.R.C, has several items in various formats of kits, a wide array of reading materials, CD-Rom’s, videos and audio cassettes. We also have Reading Recovery Kits, Reading Intervention Kits, Phonics Kits, and Novel Study Kits. Aside from the regular library materials we have recommended textual materials from the Manitoba Education, Citizen and Youth.

All materials are catalogued according to the Dewey Decimal System. Our cataloguing is done using the Library for Universal (L4U) program. This is a direct link to the Library of Congress in the United States, with CheckMarc records listed as well.

To borrow materials, please call IRC staff in your area. The materials can be mailed, sent by bus, or with a visiting specialist. MFNERC will cover the cost of shipping the materials to your school, but it is your responsibility to send back the material. The Loan Table outlines the length of materials that may be checked out. There is a limit of 10 items per/patron.