Service Points Outside of Ottawa

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Library and Archives Canada (LAC) currently provides client services in Ottawa.

You may also book an appointment with our staff in Halifax, Winnipeg or Vancouver.

Halifax

  • Halifax – Public Service Point

    Address:
    Library and Archives Canada – Halifax
    Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
    1055 Marginal Road
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4P7

    Telephone: 902-426-4031
    Fax: 902-426-8970
    Email: halifax@bac-lac.gc.ca

    Hours:

    • Wednesday to Friday, 1 pm to 4 pm, Atlantic Time
    • No reservation required

    The collection: Halifax does not hold any LAC collection materials on-site.

    Public services offered:

    Proof of vaccination is required to access the museum building. Please note that remote reference and genealogy services remain available.

    • Reference services
    • Orientation services
    • Booking a meeting with a LAC reference specialist
    • Digital kiosk to access LAC’s databases and other subscription databases
    • Please contact us by email at halifax@bac-lac.gc.ca or call 902-426-4031 if you have questions
    • Loans to other institutions

Winnipeg

  • Winnipeg Office (public access by appointment only)

    Seating and services are limited.

    Address:
    Library and Archives Canada – Winnipeg
    Central Canada Regional Service Centre
    1700 Inkster Boulevard
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2X 2T1

    Telephone: 204-984-1469
    Email: winnipeg@bac-lac.gc.ca

    Hours:

    • Tuesday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, Central Time
    • Before visiting, please contact us by email at winnipeg@bac-lac.gc.ca or call 204-984-1469 to make a reservation; you can prepare for your visit by completing your User Card Registration if you do not already have a user card.
    • Visitors without reservations will not be admitted.
    • There is no penalty for cancelling your reservation; however, we request that you give us as much notice as possible.

    The collection: The Winnipeg office holds archival records of federal government offices in northwestern Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Highlights from the collection include records from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration, Parks Canada, Canadian National Railways, Correctional Services Canada, and the Canadian Grain Commission.

    Services available:

    • In-person and remote reference and genealogy services
    • Digital copy services—local collection only
    • Orientation services
    • Booking a meeting with a LAC reference specialist
    • On-site consultations of local collections (order your documents in advance)
    • Digital kiosk to access LAC's databases and other subscription databases

Vancouver

  • Vancouver – Public Service Point

    Address:
    7th floor, Vancouver Public Library
    350 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 6B4

    Telephone: 604-666-9699
    Fax: 604-666-4990
    Email: vancouver@bac-lac.gc.ca

    Hours: No service available due to the pandemic

  • Vancouver Office (public access by appointment only)

    The research room located at 420 – 300 West Georgia Street in Vancouver is open to the public, by reservation only. Seating and services are limited. The public service point located on the 7th floor of the Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street, remains closed to the public.

    Address:
    Library and Archives Canada – Vancouver
    Library Square Tower
    300 West Georgia Street, Suite 420
    Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 6B4

    Telephone:604-666-9699
    Fax: 604-666-4990
    Email: vancouver@bac-lac.gc.ca

    Hours:

    • Tuesday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, Pacific Time
    • To book your visit, please contact us by email at vancouver@bac-lac.gc.ca or call 604 -666-9699 to make a reservation; you can prepare for your visit by completing your User Card Registration if you do not already have a user card.
    • Visitors without reservations will not be admitted.
    • There is no penalty for cancelling your reservation; however, we request that you give us as much notice as possible.

    The collection: LAC's Vancouver office holds archival records created by the departments now known as Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada or the new Indigenous Services Canada and its predecessor departments in British Columbia and Yukon.

    Services offered by appointment only:

    • In-person and remote reference and genealogy services
    • Digital copy services—local collection only
    • Orientation services
    • Booking a meeting with a LAC reference specialist
    • On-site consultations of local collections
    • Digital kiosk to access LAC's databases and other subscription databases

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