Canada. Library and Archives Canada

Contact Information
Office Phone 613-996-5115
Toll Free Phone 1-866-578-7777
TTY Phone 613-992-6969 * toll free 1-866-299-1699
Fax 613-995-6274
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Site Information
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
395 Wellington St
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4
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Intersection Wellington St and Kent St
Mailing Address c/o Administrative Centre, Library and Archives Canada 
550 de la Cité Blvd 
Gatineau, QC J8T 0A7
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name LAC
Agency Information
Legal Status (40) Federal Government ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 2004
Funding Federal ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 137698916 RR0001
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Library and archives collection * combines the collections, services and staff of the former National Library of Canada and National Archives of Canada * provides Canadians with access to texts, photographs and other documents * preserves the documentary heritage of Canada * free bilingual guided tours offered throughout the year * facilitates cooperation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge * serves as the continuing memory of the government of Canada and its institutions * auditorium and two conference rooms available for rent to non-profit organizations
Hours Registration desk Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility No restrictions
Application To conduct research, users should fill out the online form to receive their user card number by email. They should then drop in at the Registration Desk in the ground floor lobby where they will be asked to sign their card and show personal photo identification providing a current address. The card is valid for two years.
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Archives ; Meeting Space ; Museums ; National Libraries ; Sightseeing/Guided Tours

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