Visit reservation system ends at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa

  • News release

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. All rooms at our 395 Wellington Street building will return to full capacity on that date, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. In-person appointments with reference specialists will also resume on June 27.

To make the most of their time, researchers should order their materials at least 10 days prior to their visit. See the Retrievals and Consultation section for more information on how to order archival and published materials. For information on current opening hours and safety measures, see the Ottawa section of Keeping you safe during your visit.

All seats for the weeks of June 13 and 20 have already been booked through the reservation system. Therefore, only those visitors with reservation tickets will be admitted during those two weeks. If you need to modify an existing reservation, please do so through Eventbrite or email us at