Reopening LAC – Reservations for Ottawa to open on November 2 at 10 a.m.

​​​After implementing strict health and safety measures, we will be safely reopening our Ottawa public service point at 395 Wellington Street on November 17, 2020, in a limited capacity.

Before visiting us, you will need to make a reservation using Eventbrite. Visitors without reservations will be turned away. We will start accepting reservations on Monday, November 2 at 10 a.m. EST​ for the week of November 17 to 20 (Tuesday to Friday only). You will be able to book up to four three-hour blocks of time.

Reservations can then be made in the same way, two weeks in advance. Every Monday at 10:00 a.m., we will open new time slots for people who wish to visit us two weeks later.

The following rooms will be open:

  • the Textual Consultation Room
  • the Restricted Consultation Room
  • the Reference Room
  • the Genealogy Room

​The Special Collections, Microforms and DigiLab rooms remain closed until further notice.

To complete your booking, you will need your user card. If you do not already have one, please register for a user card.

Once you receive your confirmation email, you will have a maximum of 24 hours to order the material you need to consult during your visit. This will allow our reference specialists to prepare your requested material and enable us to respect health and safety measures. If you do not order any material, your reservation will be cancelled. All of the details on how to order your material, along with general as well as health and safety instructions, will be included in your confirmation email.

Links to register and all the details will be available November 2. Rest assured that we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely and are ready to make any changes required by public health authorities. For all of the latest news, visit our Reopening Library and Archives Canada web page and follow our social media accounts.


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