Request For Retrieval of Documents
This online service allows you to order material in advance of your visit to Library and Archives Canada (LAC). You may order a maximum of ten items (i.e.: books, boxes of archival documents, video-tapes, etc.) and you must submit your request at least five working days prior to your visit.
- Provide your user card number. If you do not have one, complete the online User Card Registration Form. You will receive your user card number by email within two working days.
- Provide an email address and a phone or fax number where you can be reached from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. We will contact you if the documents you are ordering are not available or the archival or bibliographical references are incomplete.
- Provide the archival references (see Examples of archival references) or the bibliographical references (Amicus number, title and author). If you cannot find the information you need, ask us a question.
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