Ottawa

Find useful information to help you plan your visit during the work of the Public Order Emergency Commission.

Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0N4

Telephone: 613-996-5115 or 1-866-578-7777
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Hours

Day Service hours
Monday 9 am to 4 pm
Tuesday 9 am to 4 pm
Wednesday 9 am to 4 pm
Thursday 9 am to 4 pm
Friday 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday No service
Statutory holidays No service

Accessibility

  • Accessible entrance and automatic door openers
  • Two elevators
  • Evacuation chairs
  • Wheelchair-accessible pay phones on the ground, second and third floors
  • Accessible public washrooms on the ground floor
  • Computerized workstations (adjustable table)
  • SuperNova magnifier and screen reader software
  • Electronic magnifiers and viewers capable of enlarging characters of books and microfiches

On the day of your visit

  1. You must bring these items with you:
  2. Sign in at the first-floor Commissionaires’ desk
  3. Put your personal items in a locker on the first floor:
    • coats
    • briefcases
    • food and beverages
    • umbrellas
  4. You may bring these items in the public rooms:
    • laptop computer, camera, cell phone (If you'd like to use a camera, you'll need to complete a Self-serve photography application form.)
    • pencils and paper (pens are not permitted)
    • research material

Find your way around

First floor
  • Lobby and Commissionaire’s desk
  • Exhibition room (opening hours)
  • Lockers for personal belongings
Second floor
  • Orientation desk
  • Registration desk
  • Reference room
  • Lowy collection
  • Pellan room
Third floor
  • Genealogy room
  • Consultation room
  • Document lockers
  • Restricted documents consultation room
  • Microform consultation room
  • Special collections room
  • Digilab