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Aboriginal Library

Ray & Millie Silver Aboriginal Library

The Ray & Millie Silver Aboriginal Library is located at the Community Aboriginal Centre (3277 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford B.C.).  Our library features Aboriginal books that range from childrens literature to adult fiction and non fiction books.  We also have many Aboriginal Literacy kits (see attachments below) and salish weaving looms you can borrow through our library.  Everyone is welcome to visit our library and borrow books.

At the Aboriginal Library we use a unique classification system that was originally developed by Kahnawake Mohawk librarian, Brian Deer. The system arranges items together in a way that reflects relationships from an Indigenous worldview. The Ray and Millie Silver Library Classification is an adaption of Deer's system and Xwi7wxa Classification from UBC. Our classification system is not universal. Deer said that we all have a unique relationship with knowledge and the way we arrange our information should reflect this special relationship. If you would like to learn more about our classification please email


The Indigenous Department has curated unique collections that can be used to support the infusion of Indigenous content and perspectives into the classroom.