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Open House at the Gatineau Preservation Campus2024-02-22EventGeneral publicQuebec

​Library and Archives Canada’s Preservation Campus in Gatineau, Quebec, will open its doors to the public on May 24 and 25, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New release of Rodal Report in commitment to transparency2024-02-02News releaseGeneral publicOntario

​The Government of Canada is dedicated to honouring the memory of the millions of people who died senselessly in the Holocaust, and the Canadians who fought to liberate Europe from the Nazis.
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Interruption of LAC computing services February 112024-02-02Service alertGeneral public

​On Sunday, February 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EST), we will be updating some of our computing services. As a result, the following services will not be available.

Discover inspirational figures during Black History Month2024-02-01AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

​Every February, Black History Month is an opportunity to honour the rich history and important Black culture and to recognize the contributions of Black communities to Canadian history.

Our services to the public in Ottawa will remain open during the public hearings2024-01-23AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

​From January 29 to February 2, the public hearings for the Foreign Interference Commission will be held on the first (main) floor of 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa.

Three students awarded the Price McIntosh Bursary from Library and Archives Canada2024-01-19News releaseGeneral public

​Library and Archives Canada announces recipients of 2023–2024 Price McIntosh Bursary​

New ATIP progress report for LAC2023-12-22AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

​Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has published a new progress report highlighting its efforts on access to information and privacy (ATIP).

Impacts to services to the public during holiday hours2023-12-18AnnouncementGeneral public

Our service points and public consultation rooms in Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg and Vancouver will be closed from Sunday, December 24, to Tuesday, December 26, 2023, and from Sunday, December 31, 2023, to Monday, January 1, 2024.

Canadian students and young professionals discuss service transformation with Library and Archives Canada2023-12-14AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

​Bibliothèque et archives Canada est fier de présenter les membres 2023-2024 de son Conseil consultatif jeunesse. La cohorte de cette année pourra compter sur une impressionnante cohorte de 20 membres, dont 3 qui en seront à une deuxième année.

1931 Census of Canada launch: phase two complete!2023-12-12AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

​Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce that in collaboration with Ancestry® and FamilySearch International, we are providing a free, searchable index of the 1931 Census of Canada through Census Search. This marks the completion of phase two of the plan to make the census accessible to Canadians on our website following the initial release of the census earlier this year.

Interruption of computing services December 42023-12-01Service alertGeneral publicQuebec

The infrastructure team and the Configurations Management team will migrate the applications to the new servers on Monday, December 4 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. as a result, the following applications will be impacted.

Interruption of computing services on December 2, 2023 2023-11-27Service alertGeneral publicQuebec

​We are updating some of our computer services on Friday, December 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. (EST). 

Funding available to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis documentary heritage projects2023-11-27News releaseGeneral publicQuebec

​Library and Archives Canada’s new funding cycle of its Listen, Hear Our Voices initiative is now open. First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations striving to digitize and preserve language and culture materials and build digitization and preservation capacity for their communities are welcome to apply by January 30, 2024.​

Interruption of computing services November 282023-11-23AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

​We will be updating some of our computing systems on November 28, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (EST).​

Interruption of LAC computing services on November 302023-11-23AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

​​On Thursday, November 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (EST), we will be updating some of our computing services.​​​

Interruption of computing services on November 182023-11-14AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

​On Saturday, November 18, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (ET), there will be an interruption to our computing services.​

Access First World War service files in Collection Search2023-11-10AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

​In August 2018, Library and Archives Canada finished digitizing more than 600,000 service files of Canadians who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the First World War. ​

Library and Archives Canada publishes its new Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy 2023-11-09AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

​On Thursday, November 2, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) tabled its 2023–2027 Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy (DSDS) to Parliament. 

Remembrance Day: Services to the public closed2023-11-08AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

​Our service points in Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg and Vancouver, as well as our public consultation rooms, will be closed on Saturday, November 11, and Monday, November 13, 2023.​

Veterans’ Week: Defending our nation and peacekeeping around the world2023-11-07EventGeneral publicQuebec

Veterans’ Week, from November 5 to 11, is a time to honour and remember the sacrifices made by everyone who served, and continues to serve, our nation and the values we hold dear.
Funding to support 25 First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation documentary heritage projects2023-10-31News releaseGeneral publicQuebec

​Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023–2024 funding cycle of its Listen, Hear Our Voices initiative. ​

Interruption of LAC computing services on November 22023-10-30AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

​From Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. to Friday, November 3 at 6:30 a.m. (EDT), we will be updating some of our computing services.​​

Library and Archives Canada extends consultation room hours in Ottawa2023-10-23AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is happy to announce new opening hours for its consultation rooms at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa.
German Heritage Month: Prost!2023-10-20EventGeneral publicQuebec

In Canada, October has officially marked German Heritage Month since 2016. Oktoberfest might well be the first event that brings to mind but it is just one reflection of German heritage and culture in Canadian society.​
Interruption of LAC computing services on October 282023-10-18AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

​On Saturday, October 28, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. (EDT), we will be updating some of our computing services.​

Ādisōke branding2023-10-18BackgrounderGeneral publicQuebec

​The brand identity for Ādisōke, designed by Ottawa-based Spruce Creative, evolved from the feedback we received through public engagement in the design phase, as well as collaborative discussions between, Ottawa Public Library, Library and Archives Canada and the Anishinābe Algonquin Host Nation.​

A concrete milestone: Ādisōke celebrates completion of floors2023-10-18News releaseGeneral publicQuebec

​At an event today, Mayor Mark Sutcliffe, Councillor Matthew Luloff, Chair of the Ottawa Public Library Board, Chief Greg Sarazin, Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, and Band Councillor Frankie Cote, on behalf of Chief Dylan Whiteduck, Kitigan Zibi Anishinābeg, celebrated the completion of the pouring of all five floors, also known as the “topping off” of Ādisōke, the Ottawa Public Library – Library and Archives Canada joint facility. 

Women’s History Month: “Through Her Lens: Celebrating the Diversity of Women”2023-10-13AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

​October is Women's History Month in Canada. Since 1992, we have recognized and celebrated the women and girls of our past and present who contribute to a better and more inclusive Canada. ​

Interruption of computing services on October 142023-10-10Service alertGeneral publicQuebec

​On Saturday, October 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET), there will be an interruption to our computing services.

Funding available to support documentary heritage organizations2023-10-10News releaseGeneral publicQuebec

Library and Archives Canada is opening the call-for-proposals period for its Documentary Heritage Communities Program.

Thanksgiving Day: Services to public closed2023-10-04AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

​Our points of service in Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg and Vancouver, including all public consultation rooms, will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2023.​

Library and Archives Canada highlights National Day for Truth and Reconciliation2023-09-28EventGeneral publicQuebec

​National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (NDTR) takes place each year on September 30 to raise awareness of the individual, family and community intergenerational impacts of residential schools. Formal public commemoration of their tragic, painful and ongoing impact remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.​

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Services to public closed2023-09-26AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

​Our points of service in Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg and Vancouver, including all public consultation rooms, will be closed on Saturday, September 30, and Monday, October 2, 2023.​

Library and Archives Canada’s Youth Advisory Council is recruiting!2023-08-16AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

​Are you between the ages of 16 and 25? Check out these five good reasons to apply to join Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

Government of Canada Web Archive back online — improved2023-07-19Service alertGeneral publicQuebec

​Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the return of its renewed and improved Government of Canada Web Archive (GCWA).​​

Canada Day: Services to public closed2023-06-30Service alertGeneral publicQuebec

​Our points of service in Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg and Vancouver, including all public consultation rooms, will be closed on Saturday, July 1, and Monday, July 3, 2023.​

ATIP progress: Work continues at LAC2023-06-29AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

​Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has published a new progress report highlighting its efforts on access to information and privacy (ATIP).

National Indigenous History Month 2023 – Week 5: Reconciliation2023-06-27EventGeneral publicQuebec

​June is the National Indigenous History Month (NIHM), an opportunity to acknowledge and honour the history, culture and resilience of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation.

Statement from the Librarian and Archivist of Canada2023-06-23StatementGeneral publicQuebec

​As we approach the end of June, a month when many in Canada and around the world are celebrating Pride, I would like to reiterate Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) and my personal commitments to 2SLGBTQI+ communities.​

National Indigenous History Month 2023 – Week 4: Languages, cultures and arts2023-06-20EventGeneral publicQuebec

​June is National Indigenous History Month (NIHM), an opportunity to acknowledge and honour the history, culture and resilience of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation.​

National Indigenous History Month 2023 – Week 3: Children and youth2023-06-14EventGeneral publicQuebec

​June is National Indigenous History Month (NIHM), an opportunity to acknowledge and honour the history, culture and resilience of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation.​ 

Update: access to 1931 Census records2023-06-13Service alertGeneral publicQuebec

​After the technical issues that affected the ability of users to access the 1931 Census database, we are pleased to announce that our system has stabilized.​

Interruption of computing services June 172023-06-13Service alertGeneral publicQuebec

​We will be updating some of our computing systems on Saturday, June 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT).​

Library and Archives Canada acquires 100 environmental interviews2023-06-09AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has just enriched its collections with a new acquisition: a series of environmental interviews entitled “The Green Interview.”

National Indigenous History Month 2023 – Week 2: Environment, traditional knowledge and territory2023-06-07EventGeneral publicQuebec

​June is the National Indigenous History Month (NIHM), an opportunity to acknowledge and honour the history, culture and resilience of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation.  ​

Interruption of LAC computing services June 102023-06-06Service alertGeneral publicQuebec

​On Saturday, June 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT), we will be updating some of our computing services.

Library and Archives Canada extends consultation room hours in Ottawa2023-06-06AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

​Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is delighted to share with users the addition of new opening hours for its textual and microform consultation rooms at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa.

National Indigenous History Month 2023 – Week 1: Women, girls and 2SLGBTQI+ people2023-06-02EventGeneral publicQuebec

​June is NIHM, an opportunity to acknowledge and honour the history, culture and resilience of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation.

The 1931 Census will be right back2023-06-02Service alertGeneral publicQuebec

​After a tremendous take off for the launch of the 1931 Census on June 1, traffic increased rapidly. Our system started showing signs of slowing down, followed by difficulties with loading images.​

The 1931 Census is now online!2023-06-01News releaseGeneral publicQuebec

​Browse the history of 10 million Canadians.​

Call for applications for 2023–2024 Price McIntosh Bursary now open2023-05-29News releaseGeneral publicQuebec

​The Price McIntosh Bursary encourages diverse stories, experiences and interpretations.

LAC helps preserve documentary heritage across Canada by funding projects in communities2023-05-19News releaseGeneral publicQuebec

​This year, archives, libraries and documentary heritage institutions will share $1.5 million to carry out 38 projects, selected under Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP).

Asian Heritage Month: An opportunity to highlight stories of determination2023-05-18EventGeneral publicQuebec

​May is Asian Heritage Month. Every year since the 1990s, Canadians have been invited to discover and recognize the many achievements and contributions that people of Asian descent have made and continue to make to Canada.​

Interruption of computing services May 23, 24, 252023-05-16AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

​Please note the following computing services interruptions

Celebrating Jewish heritage in Canada2023-05-15AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

​May is Canadian Jewish Heritage Month, an opportunity to discover and celebrate Jewish culture, faith and history, as well as the tremendous contributions of Jewish communities to our country’s social, political and economic fabric.

Library and Archives Canada Scholar Awards honour five remarkable Canadians2023-05-11News releaseGeneral publicQuebec

​The Government of Canada and LAC Foundation are proud to announce this year’s Library and Archives Canada Scholar Awards recipients

Library and Archives Canada, in partnership with the LAC Foundation, to celebrate 2023 LAC Scholar Awards recipients2023-05-04Media advisoryGeneral publicQuebec

​Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and the LAC Foundation invite members of the media to attend the 2023 Library and Archives Canada Scholar Awards ceremony.​

ATIP at Library and Archives Canada: Simpler webpages and personalized accounts2023-04-18AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

​Library and Archives Canada (LAC) continues to improve its Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) services. LAC now offers a new, easy and convenient way to submit an ATIP request online.​

LAC’s first Accessibility Plan2023-03-31AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

​Library and Archives Canada (LAC) published its first Accessibility Plan last December, in compliance with the Accessible Canada Act.

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, library-archives.canada.ca. 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.

LAC Vision 20302022-07-29AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

​Following two years of consultations, reflection and work, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has unveiled its strategic plan, Vision 2030, defining the institution’s goals until 2030 and the measures through which it is planning to accomplish them​

Visit reservation system ends at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa2022-06-10AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

​Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce that clients will no longer need a reservation to visit our Ottawa service point as of June 27, 2022.

Youth Advisory Council – Now recruiting across Canada!2022-06-09News releaseGeneral public
History is now; make your voice count!
You're dynamic, creative, aged 16 to 25 from across the country, and eager to contribute by providing fresh perspectives and innovative ideas to prove that old stuff from our collection is cool?
Preserving the stories of Sephardi–Mizrahi Jews in Canada—An exhibition and a new collection at Library and Archives Canada2022-06-03EventGeneral publicOntario

​Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and Sephardi Voices are pleased to announce a new exhibition in Ottawa and the donation of the Victor and Edna Mashaal Canadian Collection.

Interruption of computing services June 4-5, 20222022-06-01Service alertGeneral public

W​e will be updating some of our computing services from Saturday, June 4, 7 a.m. to Sunday, June 5, 7 p.m. (ET).

Price McIntosh Bursary: Call for applications for 2022-2023 is now open! 2022-05-25News releaseIndigenous

​LAC is pleased to offer financial support again this year to Indigenous peoples (First Nation, Inuit and Métis Nation), persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities who wish to pursue studies in fields related to libraries and archives.

LAC funds 38 projects to preserve documentary heritage across the country2022-05-17News releaseGeneral public
For the eighth year running, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will provide, under its Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP), $1.5 million to support 38 projects (including 30 new projects) by archives, libraries and other documentary heritage institutions throughout Canada.
Reopening - LAC’s service point located in the Vancouver Public Library opens on May 172022-05-12AnnouncementGeneral publicBritish Columbia

​Library and Archives Canada’s public service point, located on the 7th floor of Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch, 350 West Georgia Street, in Vancouver, will reopen on May 17, 2022.

Update on web content and databases2022-04-27News releaseGeneral public

​W​e have been working hard for many months on the renewal of our website, making changes and improving it to provide users with a simple, seamless and personalized web experience.

Statement by the Librarian and Archivist of Canada following the Office of the Information Commissioner’s systemic investigation on Access to Information2022-04-26StatementGeneral public

​At Library and Archives Canada (LAC), we are dedicated to preserving and sharing Canada’s documentary heritage. We provide Canadians with access to the records in our care in a wide variety of ways and on a daily basis. In one form of access, however, we are falling short: completing Access to Information (ATI) requests for Government of Canada documents within the legislated timeframe.

Temporary closure of LAC’s Winnipeg public service point due to weather conditions 2022-04-12AnnouncementGeneral publicPrairies

​Due to adverse weather conditions, our Winnipeg office will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, April 13 and 14.

Library and Archives Canada’s new mailing address2022-04-08AnnouncementGeneral publicQuebec

​Library and Archives Canada (LAC) wishes to inform all clients and users that we have a new mailing address.

Library and Archives Canada announces first recipients of Price McIntosh Bursary2022-04-06News releaseIndigenous

​Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the first recipients of the Price McIntosh Bursary, for the 2021–22 academic year.

Library and Archives Canada Declares Ryan Reynolds a National Treasure2022-04-01News releaseGeneral public

​Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian actor and film producer from Vancouver, British Columbia, who is widely acknowledged as one of Canada’s top Ryans.

Interruption of computing services on April 2-3, 20222022-03-31Service alertGeneral public

​​​We are updating some of our computing services from Saturday, April 2, 7 a.m. to Sunday, April 3, 7 p.m. (ET).

Interruption of computing services – March 25 to 27, 20222022-03-23Service alertGeneral public
Please note that we are updating some of our computer services – March 25 to 27, 2022.
International Decade of Indigenous Languages highlighted with e-book Nations to Nations: Indigenous Voices at Library and Archives Canada2022-03-17News releaseGeneral public

​As we embark on the International Decade of Indigenous Languages, LAC invites you to learn about the diversity of the histories, languages and cultures of Indigenous peoples by consulting Nations to Nations: Indigenous Voices at Library and Archives Canada, an interactive multimedia e-book featuring essays written by First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation staff.

Services to the public: Library and Archives Canada moves closer to resuming regular operations2022-03-14AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

​Library and Archives Canada (LAC) continues its gradual return to regular operations.

Statement by the Librarian and Archivist of Canada on the situation in Ukraine2022-03-02StatementGeneral public

​As Librarian and Archivist of Canada, I would like to express my support for and solidarity with Ukraine and its people, and in particular that country’s library and archival professionals.

Reopening — Halifax public service point opens on March 32022-03-02AnnouncementGeneral publicAtlantic

​Library and Archives Canada’s Halifax public service point, located inside the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, will reopen on March 3, 2022.

Servicewomen in the Second World War Webinar: Military Service Files and Photographs2022-03-01EventGeneral public

​This webinar will explore accessing military service files and photographs from this conflict, with an emphasis on the contributions of servicewomen.

Reopening of services to the public at 395 Wellington, Ottawa2022-02-28AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario

​As of March 1, we will be able to welcome you back, by reservation only, to our facility at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa.

Introducing My Account: your personalized online space at Library and Archives Canada2022-02-08News releaseGeneral public

​Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the launch of the My Account platform on its website.

Temporary closure of services to the public at 395 Wellington, Ottawa2022-01-27AnnouncementGeneral publicOntario
Our services to the public at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa will be suspended as of this Friday, January 28 until further notice due to circumstances beyond our control.
Interruption of computing services from January 14 to 15, 20222022-01-11Service alertGeneral public
We are updating our computing services from January 14 to 15, 2022.
Temporary closure of LAC’s Halifax public service point due to maintenance and renovations2022-01-07AnnouncementGeneral publicAtlantic

​Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) Halifax public service point, located inside the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, is temporarily closed until March 2022, as the museum completes maintenance and renovations.