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Virtual Reference Canada

At the end of January 2003, the Library and Archives of Canada launched Virtual Reference Canada (VRC), an innovative bilingual network providing professional reference services free of charge to all Canadians.

VRC provides users with answers, in cooperation with the library community, information centres, archives, museums, research institutions and other related organizations. VRC aims to give local reference staff access to a broader array of documentary resources and specialists available in other institutions all across Canada.

VRC ceased its activities on November 1, 2007. Use of the service has been very low and therefore Library and Archives Canada can no longer commit resources to its maintenance. We wish to thank all members for their participation in VRC.