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About the Federation

Last Updated 2020/03/30

The Northwest Library Federation (NWLF) is a group of member libraries working together to create equitable and easy access to public library services within the region.  Members include the public libraries in the communities of Hazelton, Houston, Kitimat, Prince Rupert, Smithers, Stewart and Terrace. Customers in NWLF member communities can use their home library card at


Federation Documents

Last Updated 2021/05/04

Federation Documents Northwest Library Federation Agreement NWLF Policy Manual Strategic Plan 2020-2022 (Updated Nov 2020) Annual Reports 2020 NWLF Provincial Grant Report 2019 NWLF Provincial Grant Report 2018 NWLF Provincial Grant Report 2017 NWLF Provincial Grant Report 2016 NWLF Provincial Grant Report 2015 NCLF Provincial Grant Report NWLF Board Meeting Minutes 2020 Board Meeting: November


NWLF Board of Directors & Staff

Last Updated 2020/05/07

Northwest Library Federation Board Members Dee McRae – Houston Public Library (Chair) Braunwyn Henwood – Hazelton & District Public Library (Vice-Chair) Patti Chapman – Terrace Public Library (Treasurer) Anna Graeme – Kitimat Public Library Cary Dalton – Prince Rupert Public Library Bernice Szydlik – Smithers Public Library Patricia Lynn – Stewart Public Library Library Director Advisory Group


About Us

Last Updated 2020/04/04

The Northwest Library Federation (NWLF) is a partnership between the public libraries of Hazelton, Houston, Kitimat, Prince Rupert, Smithers, Stewart and Terrace. Libraries in the Federation are independent of the other and work together to better achieve regional goals. MISSION To facilitate the cooperation needed to deliver optimal library service equitably throughout the region. VISION