Impact of Flooding on Library and Archives Canada

With the flood situation continuing to worsen in many regions of Ontario and Quebec, our top priority is the safety and security of our employees, and those in our community. The latest information available indicates there is the potential for more local flooding and road closures, which may result in evacuations in some areas or significant delays on the roads over the next few days.

  1. Library and Archives Canada points of service at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa will be open but service delays or a lack of some specialized service may occur.
  2. Library and Archives Canada locations in Quebec will be closed. This includes the Literary Censorship in Quebec exhibition.
  3. At this time, materials stored in locations other than at 395 Wellington Street, such as archival documents, rare books and materials from our preservation collection, will not be circulated.
  4. For employees of Library and Archives Canada:

In order to reduce traffic congestion and allow emergency services to help those in need, employees who normally travel over the interprovincial bridges should stay home Tuesday.

In addition, all federal buildings in Gatineau will be closed Tuesday. Employees living on the Ontario side and working at 395 Wellington must report to work.

Updates will be provided as soon as they become available. Please consult the emergency information line for updates.

Managers are encouraged to work with employees affected by the flooding on flexible work arrangements.

Please visit the Quebec Transport and Ontario Transport websites for regular updates.

If employees have any questions or concerns on the above, they should speak with their managers. Managers who require advice or clarification should contact their Director General or Sector Head.

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