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The Arctic and the North

The Arctic and the North

Special Collections holds several collections of books related to the history, land, peoples, cultures, and resources of the Arctic and the North.

The Arctic Institute of North America, situated at the University of Calgary, has a large book collection managed by Libraries and Cultural Resources. The more rare and fragile of these works are held in Special Collections. Tens of thousands more are available as part of the circulating collection. 

The Margaret P. Hess Collection has a strong focus on the geography, nature, history, peoples, and cultures of the Arctic and the North. As well, Dr. Hess collected many books on the art produced by Indigenous peoples of the North. 

The Glenbow Library Collection includes many rare titles on the North. 

N.B. It can be complicated to isolate materials from the Arctic Institute of North America's collection in the discovery system. Feel free to contact us if you need guidance. 

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