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.

The 1931 Census is now online

Browse the history of 10 million Canadians!

Preparing the 1931 Census

The 1931 Census of Canada is coming soon! Here’s what we are doing to bring you free access this summer

Services for publishers

Find out about Canadian publishers, International standard numbers (ISBN, ISSN, ISMN), CIP data and Legal deposit

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Vision 2030

A strategic plan to 2030

Working at LAC

Find out what it's like working with us