Government of Yukon

FOR RELEASE     #10-189
October 14, 2010

Energy, Mines and Resources Library celebrates Canadian Library Month

WHITEHORSE – Yukoners are invited to celebrate Canadian Library Month with a visit to the largest natural resources library in Yukon during the Energy, Mines and Resources (EMR) Library Open House on Wednesday, October 20 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

“From technical reports to hiking guides, the Energy, Mines and Resources Library is a gateway to information that contributes to the unique lives of Yukoners,” EMR Minister Patrick Rouble said. 

With over 40,000 books, 200 journals, 100,000 aerial photos and a large collection of topographic and specialty maps of Yukon and its geographic neighbours, the EMR Library provides access to research material on forestry, mining, geology, land use, agriculture, oil and gas and energy.

This month, the EMR Library is also launching a new online library catalogue. The catalogue has improved searching capabilities and allows clients to add reviews, ratings and social tagging. In addition, users can now place requests and renew library materials online. The catalogue is available in a mobile version and can be accessed using any smartphone.

Canadian Library Month is celebrated across the country every October to help raise public awareness of the valuable role that libraries play in the lives of Canadians. EMR Library’s expert researchers are always on hand to help clients find the resources they need. The library is open to the public and is used by everyone from government employees to mineral prospectors, consultants, and organic farmers.

The EMR Library is located in the Elijah Smith Building, Suite 335, 300 Main Street, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

EMR Library staff can be reached by email at, by telephone at 867-667-3111, or toll-free in Yukon at 1-800-661-0408 extension, 3111. The EMR Library, including the catalogue, can be found online at


Emily Younker
Cabinet Communications
Chris Wearmouth
Communications, Energy, Mines & Resources