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1931 Census of Canada to be released on June 1, 20232023-03-14News releaseGeneral publicQuebec

​Library and Archives Canada is preparing to release the historical data contained in the 1931 Census of Canada.

Interruption of computing services on March 8, 11 and 24, 20232023-03-06AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

​Please note the following computing services interruptions​

Halifax office closed March 32023-03-03Service alertGeneral publicAtlantic

​Veuillez noter que notre point de service au public à Halifax sera fermé ce vendredi 3 mars. Nous sommes désolés des inconvénients que cette situation pourrait causer.

Interruption of computing services March 4, 20232023-02-28AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

We are updating some of our computing services on Saturday, March 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (ET)​

Extraordinary contributions to discover during Black History Month2023-02-17EventGeneral publicOntario

​February marks Black History Month, a special opportunity to honor Black communities and reflect on the important roles they played in the creation and development of our country throughout its history.

Two students receive Price McIntosh Bursary from Library and Archives Canada2023-01-19AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

​LAC is pleased to award two Price McIntosh bursaries of $5,000 each for the 2022–2023 academic year.​

Interruption of computing services January 7 2023-01-06AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

​On Saturday, January 7, between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. (EST), there will be a fifteen-minute interruption of computing services. 

Progress on ATIP: LAC releases action plan update2023-01-03AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

For several months, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has been working to address major challenges in access to information and privacy (ATIP).

New Preservation Storage Facility wins two national awards2022-12-15AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

​On November 21, Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) new Preservation Storage Facility won the 2022 Gold Award for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships (Infrastructure category), at the annual conference of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships.

Library and Archives Canada launches new Listen, Hear Our Voices funding cycle for 2023–2024, in support of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation documentary heritage2022-12-07News releaseGeneral public

​Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has launched the 2023–2024 funding cycle of its Listen, Hear Our Voices initiative. ​

Library and Archives Canada announces First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation organizations receiving 2022–2023 funding from Listen, Hear Our Voices initiative2022-12-07News releaseGeneral public

​Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is announcing the recipients of the most recent funding cycle of its Listen, Hear Our Voices initiative. 

LAC’s service point in Ottawa: Security measures maintained2022-11-25AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

From November 28 to December 2, the Public Order Emergency Commission will continue some of its activities at 395 Wellington Street.

Library and Archives Canada opens its new Preservation Storage Facility2022-11-24News releaseGeneral publicQuebec

​Library and Archives Canada (LAC) celebrated today the opening of its new state-of-the-art Preservation Storage Facility in Gatineau, Quebec.

Library and Archives Canada to inaugurate its new Preservation Storage Facility2022-11-22Media advisoryGeneral publicQuebec

Members of the media are invited to attend the opening of the first net-zero carbon archival preservation facility in the Americas.​
Launch of Census Search: New tool makes it easier to find family roots in Canada2022-11-17AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

​Library and Archives Canada has launched Census Search, a new digital search tool that will make it easier than ever to search Canada’s census records.

Expanded online access to records on Canadian Forces members who died during or soon after the Second World War2022-11-08AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

​In this week of remembrance, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) announces more than 43,000 newly available digitized records from the Second World War. It is now easier than ever for Canadians to find and access the records of family members who died while serving their country.

Veterans’ Week: remembering the service, courage and sacrifice of the Canadian military2022-11-02EventGeneral public
​From November 5 to 11, 2022, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) joins Canadians in recognizing the dedication and courage of all those who have served our country in times of war and peace.
Library and Archives Canada launches new call for proposals under Documentary Heritage Communities Program2022-10-17News releaseGeneral publicQuebec

​Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce that documentary heritage organizations across the country can now apply for funding for the 2023–2024 cycle of the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP). ​

Interruption of LAC computing services October 82022-10-06AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

​We are updating some of our computing services on Saturday, October 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EDT)​.

Our services to the public in Ottawa will remain open throughout the fall2022-10-06AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

​From October 13 to November 25, the Public Order Emergency Commission’s public hearings will be held on the first (main) floor of 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa​.

Library and Archives Canada marks National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day2022-09-29AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

On September 30, Library and Archives Canada, the Government of Canada and millions of Canadians will mark the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.​

Halifax office closed September 262022-09-26Service alertGeneral public

Please note that our Halifax public service point will be closed this Monday, September 26. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

All LAC service points will be closed on Monday, September 192022-09-14AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

​A National Day of Mourning will be observed in Canada on Monday, September 19, to mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her Late Majesty’s State Funeral will be held that day.

Welcome to the new Library and Archives Canada website2022-08-30AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

​​On August 30, 2022, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) launched its brand new website, The website is simple, intuitive and more accessible, and replaces the old LAC website. Update your bookmarks!

New Library and Archives Canada website is coming soon2022-08-22AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

​​LAC to launch a new, user-centric website.

Foundation set for Ādisōke 2022-08-20News releaseGeneral publicOntario

​At an event today, City of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, the Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board (on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage), Councillor Matthew Luloff, Chair of the Ottawa Public Library Board and representatives from Kitigan Zibi Anishinābeg and the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, celebrated the setting of the foundation for Ādisōke, the new Ottawa Public Library – Library and Archives Canada joint facility.​

New plan to improve ATIP at LAC2022-08-08AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

​With its new ATIP Action Plan, LAC will address its internal systemic issues and help contribute to solutions for the broader, government-wide challenges

No. 2 Construction Battalion National Apology: Discover the battalion’s records preserved by Library and Archives Canada2022-08-07AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

​​​Library and Archives Canada (LAC) preserves and makes accessible Canadian records from the First World War, including records of No. 2 Construction Battalion, in which over 600 Black men served.

Blog series about Library and Archives Canada’s new website2022-08-07AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

​The countdown has started! As we approach the launch of the revamped Library and Archives Canada website, scheduled for the end of summer, we are pleased to present a blog series on the changes to our online services.​

Library and Archives Canada and LAC Foundation mark Canada Day by announcing 2022 LAC Scholar Awards recipients2022-07-30News releaseGeneral publicOntario

​Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and the LAC Foundation are thrilled to announce the names of the 2022 recipients of the Library and Archives Canada Scholar Awards on this very special day to reflect on our values, our past and our future as a society.