Donate to LAC - Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I make a donation to Library and Archives Canada?

    As the custodian of our distant past as well as our recent history, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is an important resource for all Canadians who wish to gain a better understanding of who they are as individuals and as communities. Our unique holdings comprise books, documents, manuscripts, photos, portraits, stamps, medals, newspapers, magazines, and audio-visual recordings.

    Donating to LAC is a new, hands-on way for you to help enrich, preserve and make our shared documentary heritage available.

  • What will my donation be used for?

    Your donation will help LAC intensify its efforts in such key areas as acquiring and preserving rare books; digitizing genealogical texts; restoring precious documents; and promoting reading, history and literacy.

    No administrative fees will be deducted from your contribution.

  • Do I have to donate online?

    If you wish to donate, but prefer not to donate online, please contact us at bac.correspondance-correspondence.lac@canada.ca.

  • Will I get a tax receipt?

    A tax receipt will be issued for donations of $25 or more. Your tax receipt will be emailed shortly after the transaction is completed.

  • How can I get another copy of my tax receipt?

    Contact us to get a copy of your receipt. Please provide your full name, address and the donation amount so that we can find the original transaction and process your request as quickly as possible.

  • Will my personal information be shared?

    A list of donors will be published on LAC’s website unless you check the box requesting to remain anonymous. We will not disclose your personal information. All information regarding donations to LAC is protected under the Privacy Act and will not be shared with any other institution. For more information, read our Terms and Conditions.

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