Library and Archives Canada

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

Contact Information


395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4


    613-996-5115 or 1-866-578-7777 (toll-free in Canada and the US)
    TTY: 613-992-6969 or 1-866-299-1699 (toll-free in Canada)
Fax: 613-995-6274

Hours and holidays:[2]

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.

Map, parking, and public transportation:[3]

Map. Online map.
Parking. There are paid parking spaces for Library and Archives Canada visitors on the west side of the building. Also, there are public parking lots and some metered street parking nearby.
Public Transit.
   Ottawa's OC Transpo take any bus travelling on Wellington, Albert, Slater, Queen or Bank streets.
   Gatineau's STO take any bus travelling on Wellington Street in Ottawa.

Internet sites and databases:

  • LAC Internet Site discover the collection, genealogy and family history, censuses, military records, research by topics, copies and visiting, services and programs, forum, news, photo gallery.
  • Genealogy and Family Hisory how-to-begin, birth, marriages, deaths, census, immigration, military, land, and employment records.

Collection Description

Canadian national (or regional) databases and collections which include genealogy and family history, portraits, aboriginal peoples, art, biographies, censuses, citizenship, disasters, ethno-cultural groups, educational resources, exploration, film and broadcasting, immigration, literature, land records, maps, military, music and performing arts, national identity, newspapers and periodicals, philately and postal history, photography, politics and government, roads and railroads, settlement, sports, births, marriages, deaths, and divorces.[4]




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Alternate Repositories

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Contact Us at Library and Archves Canada (accessed 6 August 2013).
  2. "Service and Opening Hours" in Visit Us at Library and Archives Canada (accessed 6 August 2013).
  3. Public Transit and Parking at Library and Archves Canada (accessed 6 August 2013).
  4. Discover the Collection at Library and Archves Canada (accessed 6 August 2013).