The Commissioner of Yukon launches a Reference Library at Taylor House

Today, the Commissioner of Yukon is launching a Reference Library available to the public. More than 200 books and documents dating from 1894 to newly released books are available for research or personal interest. There is a space on the second floor of Taylor House for people to sit and read.  

The public is also invited to visit Taylor House to see the updated exhibition on former Commissioner James Smith, and the exhibition on the Discovery of Gold on Bonanza Creek is continuing until the end of the year.

I am happy to unveil our Reference Library which is part of the Commissioner’s Literary Program. I invite people to visit Taylor House and discover our collection of documents on a variety of topics, which reflect the rich history and diversity of perspectives that have shaped the Yukon. Any member of the public can contact the Commissioner’s office to receive a list of the documents in our collection.

Commissioner of Yukon Angélique Bernard

Quick facts 
  • There are history books, novels, short stories, picture books, First Nations books, children’s books and annual reports.

  • Authors range from former Commissioner William Ogilvie to Borealis Prize winner Joanna Lilley, the Story Laureate of Yukon Michael Gates and the North West Mounted Police Annual reports from 1894 to 1898.

  • The Reference Library is available at 412 Main Street during the office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.


Kerri Scholz
Private Secretary, Office of the Commissioner of Yukon

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