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Much of Library and Archives Canada's collection has not been digitized and is only available in physical form. To use this material, you will have to visit one of our locations. This section provides all the practical information you need to organize a visit to Library and Archives Canada.

If you are looking for information on a specific topic or part of the collection, consult the Search All tool. To browse the digital collections and exhibitions, please see What We Have On Our Website.

Our Location

Library and Archives Canada's (LAC's) services to the public are provided in its main building located in downtown Ottawa:

395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0N4

LAC and Surrounding Area

Map of Library and Archives Canada and surrounding area

Library and Archives Canada and surrounding area (View larger version)

There are other LAC facilities in the National Capital Region and throughout Canada. Some buildings are for staff offices, while others are dedicated to the management and preservation of the collection.