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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.