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About the Doucette Library

The Doucette Library of Teaching Resources supports undergraduate teacher-preparation students through its unique collections, information services, and workshops.

While the Doucette’s physical and electronic collections support the professional learning of B.Ed. students, the collection also encompasses a multitude of different resources which students can use in schools during their teaching experiences. These include:

  • Alberta curriculum documents and authorized textbooks used in Alberta schools
  • An outstanding collection of children’s and young adult literature
  • Multimedia materials for use in schools, including an extensive assortment of kits ranging from math manipulatives and cultural artifacts to a “scat” kit!

The Doucette also houses many years of theses and dissertations written by graduate students in the Werklund School of Education.  In addition, the Doucette Historical Collection contains textbook and Alberta Education documents going back to the beginning of the twentieth century. This collection is accessible through asking at the reference desk.


Doucette staff are knowledgeable about the collection and the Alberta curriculum, and can also assist students to effectively conduct online research. Students and faculty can request information assistance in person at the reference desk, by e-mail ( or telephone (403-220-3848).

Library staff offer course- and curriculum-related instruction, tours, and workshops to introduce students to specific resources. They also develop research guides and tutorials to provide self-help.

Today’s Doucette Library is the successor to more than a century of library support for teacher education in Calgary. Read more about the history of the Doucette.