Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) helps Canadians gain a better understanding of who they are. It serves as the continuing memory of the federal government and its institutions and as the guardian of Canada’s distant past and recent history. Discover who we are and what we do.

A concrete milestone

Ādisōke celebrates completion of floors

General register of Chinese immigration

Preparing the 1931 Census

Follow our progress and find out how we are to going to provide a fully-searchable census

Indigenous documentary heritage initiatives

Learn how LAC increases access to Indigenous-related content to preserve Indigenous cultures and languages

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