Service and Opening Hours

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First floor

Service hours​​
​Monday ​6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday​ ​6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday​ ​6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Thursday​ ​6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday​ ​6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday​ 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Statutory holidays

​No service

Registration desk (2nd floor)

Service hours​​
​Monday ​9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday​ ​9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday​ ​9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday​ ​9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday​ ​9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday​ No service

Statutory holidays

​No service

Genealogy and Family History (3rd floor)

Service hours​​​ Opening hours
Monday ​10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ​8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday​ ​10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ​8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday​ ​10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ​8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Thursday​​ ​10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ​8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday​ ​10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ​8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday​​ ​No service 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
​No service ​No service

Restricted documents, textual documents and microform consultation rooms (3rd floor)

Service hours​​​ Opening hours
Monday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ​8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday​ 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ​8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday​ 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ​8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Thursday​​ ​10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ​8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday​ 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ​8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(limited service – see note below)

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday No service 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Statutory holidays ​No service ​No service

Microforms reader-printers/scanners, use of your own photographic camera to copy certain documents and access to the material in your locker are the services available. Lockers can be reserved at the service desk of the Textual Documents Consultation Room during service hours from Monday to Friday.

Reference rooms (2nd floor)

Service hours​​​ Opening hours
Monday ​10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ​8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday​ ​10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday​ ​10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday​​ ​10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday​ ​10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ​8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday​​ ​No service 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Statutory holidays ​No service ​No service

Special collections consultation room (3rd floor)

Service hours​​​ Opening hours
Monday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday​ ​10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ​​10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday​ 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday​​ ​10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ​10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday​ 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday​​ ​No service No service
Statutory holidays ​No service ​No service

Jacob M. Lowy Collections room (2nd floor)

Service hours​​​ Opening hours
Monday and Tuesday ​By appointment By appointment 
Wednesday ​9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ​9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday and Friday ​By appointment ​By appointment
Saturday and Sunday​​ ​No service No service 
Statutory holidays ​No service ​No service

Telephone or TTY

An answering machine is available for messages at all times

Service hours​​​ Opening hours
Monday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ​9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday​ ​​10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ​10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday​ ​9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday​​ ​10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ​10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday​ 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday​​ ​No service No service 
Statutory holidays ​No service ​No service

Library and Archives Canada will be closed for the following statutory holidays:

2016 2017
New Year's Day Friday, January 1 Sunday, January 1
Good Friday Friday, March 25 Friday, April 14
Easter Monday Monday, March 28 Monday, April 17
Victoria Day Monday, May 23 Monday, May 22
*Canada Day Friday, July 1 Saturday, July 1
Civic Holiday (Ontario) Monday, August 1 Monday, August 7
Labour Day Monday, September 5 Monday, September 4
Thanksgiving Monday, October 10 Monday, October 9
Remembrance Day Friday, November 11 Saturday, November 11
Christmas Sunday, December 25 Monday, December 25
Boxing Day Monday, December 26 Tuesday, December 26

*The Holidays Act stipulates that when July 1 is a Sunday, Canada Day is observed on July 2.

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