Where is the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) building located?
See Where We Are.
What are the opening hours during which I can access the collection and avail myself of LAC's services?
|New Year's Day||Tuesday, January 1||Wednesday, January 1|
|Good Friday||Friday, March 29||Friday, April 18|
|Easter Monday||Monday, April 1||Monday, April 21|
|Victoria Day||Monday, May 20||Monday, May 19|
|*Canada Day||Monday, July 1||Tuesday, July 1|
|Civic Holiday (Ontario)||Monday, August 5||Monday, August 4|
|Labour Day||Monday, September 2||Monday, September 1|
|Thanksgiving||Monday, October 14||Monday, October 13|
|Remembrance Day||Monday, November 11||Tuesday, November 11|
|Christmas||Wednesday, December 25||Thursday, December 25|
|Boxing Day||Thursday, December 26||Friday, December 26|
*The Holidays Act stipulates that when July 1 is a Sunday, Canada Day is observed on July 2.
*Rooms will be open but unstaffed on the following days:
|Day after New Year's Day||NA||NA|
|Easter||Sunday, March 31||Sunday, April 20|
* Consultation and Genealogy: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
* Reference: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
How can I obtain a LAC user card?
Use our online User Card Registration Form.
Do I need to make an appointment or can I just come by?
Where can I park?
Can the building at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa be reached via public transit?
What can I bring with me into the reference and consultation rooms while conducting research at LAC?
You are allowed to bring:
You are not allowed to bring the following items:
Where can I eat?
Is Internet access available at LAC?
A few workstations located in the Reference Rooms of LAC are connected to the Internet; their use is restricted to research purposes.
LAC also provides free wireless access to the Internet in the Reference Rooms and Consultation Rooms of the main building at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa.
Are the LAC building and its facilities accessible to people with disabilities?
Which major databases provide access to LAC's collection?
See Research Tools
What if I'm unable to come to LAC in person...
Is there lodging in the vicinity of 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa?
What is the cost of photocopies and reproductions?
See Photocopies and Reproductions: Price List and Service Standards.
Am I allowed to bring books or documents home with me?
No. All LAC documents have to be consulted on-site.
Are there fees for LAC's reference services?
No. All services are free of charge with the exception of orders for photocopies and reproductions.
Can I send a question to LAC?
See Ask Us a Question.