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Our Ottawa service point is the only place to view most of our collection that has not yet been digitized.

A limited part of our collection can also be viewed at the Winnipeg and Vancouver service points. For details about the collection material available at these locations, see Service Points Outside of Ottawa.

Some material can be loaned to other institutions.

Use the Search All tool to find information on a specific topic or in a particular part of the collection, or Discover the Collection to browse the digital collections and exhibitions.

Our Service Points

Ottawa

395 Wellington Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0N4
Canada

Halifax, Winnipeg and Vancouver

Consult Service Points Outside of Ottawa for location information.

Accessibility

Ottawa

Elevators

Elevators

Building

  • Access ramp in the front
  • Automatic door openers in all areas open to the public
  • Two elevators providing access to all areas open to the public
  • Evacuation chairs designed for people with disabilities that allow them, with the help of staff, to use the stairs in an emergency
  • Wheelchair-accessible pay phones on the ground, second and third floors
  • Accessible public washrooms for people with disabilities

Available Equipment

Automatic door openers

Automatic door openers

  • Computerized workstations available for people with disabilities (adjustable table and large screen)
  • Computerized workstations available to people with a visual impairment (Magic screen enlarger and Jaws software; Braille keyboard available on request)
  • Magnifying glass available on request
  • Viewers capable of enlarging characters of books and microfiches for people with visual impairments

Halifax, Winnipeg and Vancouver

Contact the individual service points for information on accessibility: Service Points Outside of Ottawa.

Website

The Library and Archives Canada website respects the Standard on Web Accessibility. Please consult our page Web Accessibility at Library and Archives Canada for more information.

Public Transit, Parking and Lodging

Public Transit in Ottawa and Gatineau

Bus stops for both the City of Ottawa's OC Transpo and the City of Gatineau's STO are within walking distance of 395 Wellington Street.

With OC Transpo, you can take any bus travelling on Wellington, Albert, Slater, Queen and Bank streets in Ottawa.

OC Transpo
1500 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa ON K1G 0Z8
Telephone: 613-741-4390 (bus routes and fares)

With the STO, you can take any bus travelling on Wellington Street in Ottawa.

Société de transport de l'Outaouais
111 Jean-Proulx St.
Gatineau QC J8Z 1T4
Telephone: 819-770-3242 (bus routes and fares)

Paratransit Services in Ottawa and Gatineau

Paratransit services are provided by the City of Ottawa's OC Transpo and the City of Gatineau's STO public transit systems.

Parking in Ottawa

A paid parking lot is located at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, on the west side of the building.

  • Some parking spots are reserved for persons with disabilities who have the necessary permit. More information.

There are also paid public parking lots and metered street parking nearby.

 Library and Archives Canada and surrounding area

Library and Archives Canada and surrounding area

Lodging in Ottawa and Gatineau

There are several hotels, inns and bed-and-breakfasts near our main building at 395 Wellington Street.

If you are planning a stay in Canada's National Capital Region and want more information, please contact:

Halifax, Winnipeg and Vancouver

Contact the individual service points for information on public transit, parking and lodging: Service Points Outside of Ottawa.

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