Library and Archives Canada

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Carlo Lazzeri

Library and Archives Canada is located on Ottawa’s Wellington Street. It has the world’s most comprehensive collection of information published in Canada or about Canada. As a federal institution, its mandate is to acquire, preserve, promote Canadian published heritage and make it available to people.

The Library and Archives Canada holds more than 10 million publications. One of the main purposes of the National Library is to serve other libraries. If your local library does not have a work you are looking for, it can be borrowed from the library by inter library loan.

The Library and Archives Canada has a specialized area of expertise in Canadian music. The Library and Archives Canada holds records, tapes, compact discs, sound recordings, sheet music and personal papers of musicians. In addition to books and periodicals the library has special collections in Canadian theses, newspapers, official publications, rare books, literary manuscripts, children’s literature, and information for the library community.

Location (Approximate): 
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON
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