As one of the 130 or so organizations taking part in Doors Open Ottawa 2016, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will be giving visitors a warm welcome on June 5.
To the many frequent visitors to 395 Wellington Street, it is no surprise that the public is being given access to the rooms of reference and genealogy services of this federal institution whose mandate is to acquire, preserve and make accessible Canada’s documentary heritage—as this is the case almost every day of the year. However, as part of Doors Open Ottawa, LAC will also be offering guided tours that allow individuals and families to discover the treasures in the collection, providing opportunities to meet LAC’s subject matter experts and enabling visits to areas that are usually off limits to all but staff.
Young and old alike can take in LAC’s exhibition on Canadian comic books, complete with superheroes and other characters, and the artists who brought them to life. Last but not least, visitors with an eye for a bargain might uncover a rare gem at the Friends of LAC used book sale.
Guided tours will be held in French and English between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please note that you will need identification to register for the tour.