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Instructional Resource Centre (Library)

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30

Winnipeg Office
1200 Portage Avenue
Holly Fontaine, IRC Library Specialist
Phone: 204-594-1290
Toll Free: 1-866-319-4857
Fax: 204-942-2490
Thompson Office
69-C Thompson Drive North
Barbara Dollmont, Library Technician
Toll Free: 1-877-506-1568
ext # 4004
Fax: 204-677-0938

Library Web Access  The IRC provides curriculum appropriate materials to First Nations schools in MB. As a lending library, all materials are available to teachers and staff within the First Nations educational system.

To date we have over 8,000 records on our database. The subject scope includes areas such as; math, science, English language arts, First Nations languages, and special education. The IRC has several items in various formats of kits, a wide array of reading materials, CD-roms, 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 Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning.

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 staff member. 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.

News & Events

What’s new at the Instructional Resource Center

The Instructional Resource Centre (IRC) provides curriculum-appropriate materials to all First Nations schools in Manitoba. As a lending library, teachers and staff can borrow our items. If you are struggling to find a resource or can’t purchase one, put in a request to IRC, and we will do our best to find the resource or work with you to find an appropriate alternative. Our library supports MFNSS and MFNERC schools with lengthy lending privileges.

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Back to School Season

It’s that time of year again—time to get our classrooms ready for a new school year. Some of you are veterans in the classroom, and some of you are teaching a class for the first time. And, some of you aren’t necessarily new teachers, but new to MFNERC or MFNSS and coming into a new community and a new school. It’s an exciting time for all, and we want you to feel ready and prepared. Read More >