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Canada. Library and Archives Canada

Contact Information
Office Phone 613-996-5115
Toll Free Phone 1-866-578-7777
TTY Phone 613-992-6969, Toll free 1-866-299-1699
Fax 613-995-6274
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Agency Information
Established 2004
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Library and archives collection
  • provides Canadians with access to texts, photographs and other documents
  • preserves the documentary heritage of Canada
  • provides genealogy and family history services
  • research aids and services
  • photocopies and reproduction requests
  • Digital Preservation Program
  • auditorium and two conference rooms available for rent to non-profit organizations
Hours Registration desk Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm * more hours available on the website
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility No restrictions
  • To conduct research, users should fill out the online form to receive their user card number by email
  • They should then drop in at the Registration Desk in the ground floor lobby where they will be asked to sign their card and show personal photo identification providing a current address
  • The card is valid for two years
Languages English; French
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
395 Wellington St
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1A 0N4
Mailing Address ON 
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Arts / Culture ; Community Programs ; Sports / Recreation
HCSD Sub Heading Meeting Space ; Museums & Historical Societies ; Tours & Travel Information
Service Categories Archives ; Meeting Space ; Museums ; National Libraries ; Sightseeing/Guided Tours

Agency Overview

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