Library and Archives Canada

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Library and Archives Canada
Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Contact Information


Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4


Telephone:[1]  613-992-6969 or 1-866-299-1699 (toll free in Canada)


Hours and holidays:[1]

Registration Desk (Ground floor)
    Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Closed on Statutory Holidays
Canadian Genealogy Centre (3rd floor)
    Monday  8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    Tuesday  8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    Wednesday  8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    Thursday  8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    Friday  8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    Saturday/Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Telephone or TTY
    An answering machine is available for messages at all times
    Monday  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Tuesday  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Thursday  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Saturday/Sunday No service
    Closed on Statutory Holidays

Directions, maps, and public transportation:[1]

Public Transit

Ottawa's OC Transpo: take any bus travelling on Wellington, Albert, Slater, Queen and Bank streets.
Gatineau's STO: take any bus travelling on Wellington Street in Ottawa.

Internet sites and databases:

  • Repository Internet site {create a link for each bullet, and then give a line or two listing content so the reader will know if it is worthwhile to click on that link}.
  • Repository catalog online.
  • Repository database.
  • other(s).

Collection Description

{Please briefly describe the strengths and weaknesses of each collection for genealogists (about two or three sentences for smaller collections).[2] For example, explain the collection size, who (which ethnic, political, or religious groups) are covered, dates covered, jurisdictions covered, record types available, significant indexes, and any noteworthy record loss or gaps.[3]}




{Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. }

Alternate Repositories

{ List (link to a Wiki article for) at least one or more other repositories that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.}

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Library and Archives Canada, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Alternate Repository {create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections


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