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Union Catalogue


About the Union Catalogue

The Union Catalogue in AMICUS contains bibliographic descriptions, location and holdings information for continuing resources and monographs, in all subject areas, held in more than one thousand Canadian libraries. Included are: computer files, maps, microforms, newspapers and works in special format (braille, large print, talking books, described videos, captioned videos) for persons who are print or hearing-impaired.

Contributing to the Union Catalogue

There are two methods of contributing records to the Union Catalogue: MARA, and Update Locations. Both services are free of charge.

Machine Readable Accessions (MARA)
Libraries that are able to send their records electronically in MARC format should send their records to the Union Catalogue using the available MARA service.

Update Locations on AMICUS Web
Libraries that cannot send their records electronically in MARC format should use the Update Locations service offered by the Union Catalogue.

Canadian libraries in the Union Catalogue

To retrieve information about Canadian libraries that have contributed to the Union Catalogue in AMICUS, please go to: Canadian Libraries in the Union Catalogue.

Inquiries from libraries regarding reporting (contributing) their holdings to the Union Catalogue should be directed to:

National Union Catalogue
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0N4
Telephone: 819-934-5851
Fax: 819-934-4388