The Woodland Cultural Centre Research Library is a non-lending library located in the former Mohawk Institute building and has been in operation since the Centre’s opening in 1972.

Our collection consists of books, journals, newspapers, exhibition catalogues, vertical files, microfilm, and theses on Indigenous content. Archival materials include: letters, documents, and manuscripts.

Wireless internet is available.

WCC Library Temporarily Closed

Due to construction on the Mohawk Institute building, the library is not open to the public.

Please email and we will do our best to assist you.

Niá:wen for your patience during the restoration.

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WCC Library User Fees

User Fee – $10.00
Photocopies – $0.15 per page. Library Staff are available to set aside/mail-out photocopies for a charge of $0.25 per page.

All Members of the Woodland Cultural Centre and support community members (Six Nations of the Grand River, Tyendinaga & Wahta) receive FREE admission to the library.

WCC Library Contact Information

184 Mohawk Street
Brantford, Ontario
N3S 2X2

Phone: 519-759-2650 ext. 242
Librarian: Jane Hill


The WCC Library is a collaboration of staff, volunteers and users who together collect and document the resources and collections held by the library. Without these partnerships the WCC Library would not be the phenomenal resource that it is.

Most people who walk through the doors of the Woodland Cultural Centre Library become lifelong friends who come back to volunteer, donate a book or two, or just say hello and catch up on what’s new. To volunteer, please click here to fill out a form.


Each summer the WCC Library receives grants from organizations like G.R.E.A.T. and NPAAMB to hire summer students. Students are involved in all aspects of library work including jacketing books with laminate and processing books from start to finish. Many also have the opportunity to assist researchers to find materials and participate in WCC programs.


Most researchers at the WCC Library want to give back both as a thank you for assistance with their research and to help expand the library collections for future users. In addition to donating a copy of their thesis, many students donate copies of the books, journal articles and other research they have come across elsewhere to enhance the WCC collections.