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Renovations at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa

From February 2006 to September 2006, Library and Archives Canada will reorganize the public research areas on the second and third floors of the building at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa. Renovations to the onsite service areas of Library and Archives Canada reflect the integration of services following the amalgamation of our two institutions. This initiative enables Library and Archives Canada to provide a truly client-centered service through a comprehensive approach to the dissemination of Canada's documentary heritage.

The reorganization will:

  • integrate services for the reference rooms, Genealogy and Family History, specialized media consultation unit and textual records consultation room;
  • rationalize the use of equipment by merging the microfilm rooms;
  • reduce noise in the third-floor textual records consultation room;
  • provide more public seating in the various reference rooms.

Over the next few months, as a result of the renovations to be done, you should expect some disruption in different service areas. Posters in the lobby will show the projected changes to research spaces. On the second and third floors, other posters, updated regularly, will inform you as to the nature, the time frame and the location where you can expect to encounter construction or other types of disruptions.

Please note that during the month of August, a number of disruptions to services will take place including the relocation of all document consultation from the third floor to the second floor, and at the beginning of September, the closure of all public research spaces for several days. You will be advised in advance of the exact dates of this temporary closure.

If you plan to visit our research facilities from now until September 2006, we recommend that you first call us for information at 613-996-5115 or 1-866-578-7777 (toll-free number in Canada and the United States).


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