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We are pleased to announce that the public research areas on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) building at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa are now open as scheduled.
In February 2006, LAC launched a service improvement initiative in order to better meet the needs of its clients through a comprehensive approach to the dissemination of Canada's documentary heritage. This initiative included extensive renovations to the public research areas of the building at 395 Wellington Street. The research areas were closed temporarily on September 29 to complete the work.
All public research areas are open; however, some minor work must be carried out to complete the renovations. This may cause some disruption to different service areas over the next few weeks, and will affect hours of operation until the end of November 2006 as follows:
In addition to enabling LAC to offer improved services, the renovations to the research areas provide the opportunity to remind clients of their responsibilities as users of the collection and the facilities of LAC. Over the past years, many cultural institutions worldwide have reviewed and reinforced security measures to respond to emergencies and potential threats.
Therefore, as of October 10, existing security measures at LAC will be systematically applied. Accordingly, clients are reminded that they must:
We look forward to serving you in our new research spaces!
For more information about our services, please consult the Library and Archives Canada website at www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/the-public/index-e.html; you can also call 613-996-5115 or 1-866-578-7777 (toll-free number in Canada and the United States); TTY: 613-992-6969 or 1-866-299-1699 (toll-free number in Canada).
For historical information visit: Archived What's New