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Canada. Library and Archives Canada

Alternate Name LAC ; OCR
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
395 Wellington St
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4
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Intersection Wellington St and Kent St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Pay parking lot, west side of the building * public parking lots nearby * parking meters on street
Description and Services
Description (Service) Library and archives collection * provides Canadians with access to texts, photographs and other documents * preserves the documentary heritage of Canada * provides genealogy and family history services * research aids and services * photocopies and reproduction requests * Digital Preservation Program * auditorium and two conference rooms available for rent to non-profit organizations
Hours Registration desk Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm * more hours available on the website
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility No restrictions
Application To conduct research, users should fill out the online form to receive their user card number by email. They should then drop in at the Registration Desk in the ground floor lobby where they will be asked to sign their card and show personal photo identification providing a current address. The card is valid for two years.
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Archives ; Meeting Space ; Museums ; National Libraries ; Sightseeing/Guided Tours
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-996-5115
Toll Free Phone 1-866-578-7777
TTY Phone 613-992-6969 ; toll free 1-866-299-1699
Fax 613-995-6274
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Other Details
Established 2004
Funding Federal ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 137698916 RR0001
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