To better serve its clients, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will open two new public service points in Halifax and Vancouver. Whether you need help ordering a copy of a historic Canadian photograph held in our collection, you want to see your grandfather’s digitized First World War service file, or you simply want to learn what LAC’s collection is all about, you will soon have easier access to LAC reference specialists from one coast to another!
A central location in Vancouver
On May 16, 2017, LAC will open a new service point at Library Square Tower in downtown Vancouver. Services at this site will be offered by appointment only. Later in the fall of 2017, LAC will expand its service offering and open a new public service point at the architecturally-acclaimed Vancouver Public Library’s Central Library at 350 West Georgia Street.
LAC currently has an office in the Burnaby area. However, as we are preparing to move from the current location to downtown Vancouver, services will be limited to urgent requests only from May 4th to May 15th.
On the waterfront in Halifax
Starting May 31st, LAC will open a new public service point in Halifax, inside the iconic Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. As you walk through the main entrance, you will find LAC on the right hand side, inside the Family History Centre. While LAC staff is preparing for this new opening, services will be limited to urgent requests only from May 5th to 30th.
There are no changes to the Ottawa or Winnipeg public service points.
For more information
At all times, you may contact us at 1-866-578-7777, or for more details such as the new addresses or service hours, visit public locations outside of Ottawa.