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Regional Service Centres

The Regional Service Centres (formerly known as Federal Records Centres) of the Library and Archives Canada are a network of regional service centres found from coast to coast. The Regional Service Centres manage records in all media on behalf of over 200 federal government departments and agencies. Centres are located in Halifax, Québec City, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver. They take in records of continuing value to government institutions when it is no longer cost effective for them to be maintained in departmental premises. Centres economically store and protect the records, retrieve them when required for reference or research, and destroy other records in a timely and secure manner when they are no longer required. Centres also hold backup copies of electronic records which are deemed essential, in the event of disaster or emergency, to the operations of government and the protection of rights. Finally, the Centre in Ottawa manages the records of former military personnel, and the Centre in Winnipeg manages the records of former federal public servants.

Which Regional Service Centre provides service to your office?

For information on the services offered to the public, such as consulting, please refer to Government Records Accessible Outside Ottawa.

For information on the services offered to government by specific centres, first determine which centre serves your location, then use the following contact information.

Atlantic Region

Serves federal offices in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Mailing address:
Atlantic Regional Service Centre
Library and Archives Canada
65 John Savage Avenue
Burnside Industrial Park
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 2C9
Telephone: 902-426-5940
Fax: 902-426-8970
Email: atlanticfrc@bac-lac.gc.ca

Accession and Disposition:
Telephone: 902-426-4982
Email: atlanticfrc@bac-lac.gc.ca

Reference Service:
Telephone: 902-426-5941
Email: atlanticfrc@bac-lac.gc.ca


Quebec Region  -  Québec City

Serves federal offices located in the centre and the eastern part of the Province of Quebec.

Mailing address:
Quebec Regional Service Centre (Québec City)
Library and Archives Canada
75 de Hambourg Street
St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Québec G3A 1S6
Telephone: 418-878-2825
Fax: 418-878-3123
Email: cfd-frc.quebec@bac-lac.gc.ca

Accession and Disposition:
Telephone: 418-878-2825

Reference Service:
Telephone: 418-878-2825
Fax: 418-878-5391
Email: reference.quebec@bac-lac.gc.ca


National Capital Region

Serves federal offices in the National Capital Region, including Gatineau and areas of the Province of Québec within approximately 50 km of Gatineau, and that part of Ontario that lies north of a line running between Belleville and Gravenhurst and east of a line running from Thunder Bay to Fort Severn.

Mailing address:
National Capital Regional Service Centre
Library and Archives Canada
130 Goldenrod Driveway
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N4
Telephone: 613-954-4180
Fax: 613-952-3973
Email: frc.ncr@bac-lac.gc.ca

Accession and Disposition:
Telephone: 613-240-0448

Reference Service:
Telephone: 613-954-4176 (General Records)
Fax: 613-952-3972
Telephone: 613-954-4160 (Military Personnel)
Fax: 613-954-2978


Ontario Region

Serves federal offices in the Greater Toronto Area and that part of Ontario that lies to the south and southwest of a line running from Belleville to Gravenhurst, including these cities.

Mailing address:
Ontario Regional Service Centre
Library and Archives Canada
190 Carrier Drive
Toronto, Ontario M9W 5R1
Telephone: 416-675-2557
Fax: 416-675-2862

Accession and Disposition:
Telephone: 416-675-2558

Accession:
Telephone: 416-675-2558 Email: accessions.orfrc@bac-lac.gc.ca

Reference Service:
Telephone: 416-675-2548
Email: reference.ontario@bac-lac.gc.ca


Manitoba Region

Serves federal offices in Manitoba and the part of Ontario lying to the west of a line running from Thunder Bay to Fort Severn, including these cities.

Mailing address:
Manitoba Regional Service Centre
Library and Archives Canada
1700 Inkster Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2X 2T1
Telephone: 204-983-8845
Fax: 204-983-4732

Accession and Disposition:
Fax: 204-984-8161
Email: mbaccessions@bac-lac.gc.ca

Reference Service:
Telephone: 204-983-4495
Fax: 204-983-4649
Email: supciv@bac-lac.gc.ca


Pacific Region

Serves federal offices in British Columbia and Yukon.

Mailing address:
Pacific Regional Service Centre
Library and Archives Canada
2751 Production Way
Vancouver, British Columbia V5A 3G7
Telephone: 604-666-6539
Fax: 604-666-4963

Accession and Disposition:
Telephone: 604-666-1661
Email: PacificFRC@bac-lac.gc.ca

Reference Service:
Telephone: 604-666-8243
Fax: 604-666-4990
Email: PacificFRC@bac-lac.gc.ca