Library and Archives Canada extends consultation room hours in Ottawa

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is happy to announce new opening hours for its consultation rooms at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa.

Users can now access textual documents and microform consultation rooms between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays, and between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The reference and genealogy rooms are open to the public without service from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

The restricted documents consultation room is now open until 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday only and the special collections room remains open until 4 p.m. from Monday to Friday as well.

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These extended hours support LAC's vision of putting users at the heart of its services and providing greater public access to Canada's documentary heritage. LAC's collections include more than 250 linear kilometres of textual documents, over 20 million published books, 30 million photographs, 425,000 works of art, and much more!

To make the most of their visit during these new hours, users will need to pre-order archival documents and published material using our online ordering system. Users wishing to receive personalized assistance in genealogy and reference, or to access the restricted room, special collections and DigiLab, will need to visit LAC during daytime hours.

LAC also offers online services (such as Collection Search) and assists users in its branch offices in Halifax, Winnipeg, and Vancouver.

LAC offers a wide range of services and resources to the public, publishers, libraries, archives and museums. Visit our Services webpage to find out what's available to you.

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