The Woodland Cultural Centre Research Library has been in operation since 1972. The WCC Library collections include books, journals, newspapers, exhibition catalogues, vertical files, microfilm, and theses. Archival materials include letters, documents and manuscripts. Public access computers and wireless internet are available to search the online catalogue and other available resources. The WCC Library is a non-lending library.

Please browse our online catalogue here.

WCC Library Temporarily Closed

Due to construction on the Mohawk Institute building, the Woodland Cultural Centre Library will be moving into storage until the building reopens.

Thank you for your patience during the restoration.


Want to see the Online Catalogue?

Click Here


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.
Research – $25.00 per hour. Library Staff are available to search a topic for you at a cost of $25.00 per hour and $0.25 for photocopies. Mail for a standard envelope is $5.00 for Canada and $10.00 for the U.S. Larger mailings and international mail will be assessed individually. The WCC uses PayPal for payment.

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 224
Fax: 519-759-8912
Librarian: Virve Wiland


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.