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What's New

Our New Look!

Ottawa, June 12, 2007 -- Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is redesigning its website. The new website design will be launched the week of June 18, 2007.

LAC houses Canada's national collection of books, historical documents, government records, photos, films, maps, music and much more. The LAC website is one of the most popular federal government websites, with over one million visits per month.

The goal of the new design is to provide Canadians with better access to LAC's rich and varied holdings. It has been created with the specific aim of making it easier for the public to find the information they need quickly and efficiently. At the same time, the design will allow LAC's many regular clients -- such as librarians, archivists and genealogical researchers -- to continue to use the collection effectively.

The new design is also compliant with the recently released "Common Look and Feel for the Internet 2.0" standards that govern the presentation of Government of Canada websites.

LAC will be phasing in the new website design, beginning with the homepage. We will advise you as additional levels are converted to the new design.

The address of the LAC website will remain the same:

We welcome your comments, suggestions and questions regarding the site redesign. You can contact us at

Image of the new redesign for the Library and Archives Canada website

A glimpse of our new look!

For historical information visit: Archived What's New