John B. Ridley Research Library
Quetico Provincial Park
The Library was established in 1986 by the Quetico Foundation as a memorial to its former chairperson John B. Ridley. The mandate given to the library was to serve anyone with an interest in Quetico Park and environs, its history, resources, and the preservation and management of its wilderness and the lands around it. The Library assists in the preservation of the cultural and natural heritage of Quetico Park through various programs like Quetico's Natural Heritage Education Program. Visit the following links to learn more about the Library's history or goals .
Many of the resources found in the Library are unique and special to Quetico Park. The history files and oral history recordings are an invaluable reference to much unpublished information on Quetico Park. Quetico has a rich aboriginal history and culture; material on this can be found in the Library and Archives of Quetico Park. The book database contains basic reference sources as well as reports and theses pertaining to the Park. The visual image database includes photos and slides covering a wide range of topics from aboriginal history and culture, park staff (past and present) to the natural history of Quetico.
The following links can be used to explore the John B. Ridley Research Library. These links will appear at the bottom of each page.