To better serve its clients, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has opened a new public service point in Halifax. You will find our new offices 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.
Do you need help ordering a copy of an historic Canadian photograph held in our collection? Do you want to see your grandfather’s digitized First World War service file? Or do you simply want to learn what LAC’s collection is all about? East coast residents will now have easier access to LAC reference specialists!
A successful launch
At the official opening on June 19, we held a special public event with the renowned editorial cartoonist from The Chronicle Herald, Bruce MacKinnon. Nearly a hundred people attended the event, which featured an interview between Mr. MacKinnon and Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada. More public programming featuring events like this will be unveiled in the coming months.
You may contact us toll-free at 1-866-578-7777, or locally at 902-426-4031. More information about our public locations outside of Ottawa, including service hours, is available on the LAC website.