Services for the public

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) provides services to members of the public across Canada. Our central service point is in Ottawa, where we offer all LAC's services. You can find other service points in Halifax, Winnipeg and Vancouver.


Get a user card

Sign up for a user card

Visit us

Visit one of our locations

Consult LAC material

Learn about consulting our material

Using LAC material

How to view, use or copy Library and Archives Canada material

Copy services

You can buy copies of material from the collection at Library and Archives Canada

Ask us a question

Have a question? Let us help

Events, exhibitions and tours

Come to our events and exhibitions, and tour our Preservation Centre


Donate funds, published material or archival records

Access to information and privacy (ATIP)

Make an ATIP request or find completed information requests

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