Maybe it’s because of our lobbying

Posted on the Library and Archives Canada webpage.

Gradual increase in services to the public in Ottawa

Starting on January 4, 2022, Library and Archives Canada’s service offerings at our Ottawa service point will gradually increase to include the following:

All collections will now be accessible, including photos, art, maps and plans, audiovisual material, literary and music fonds, preservation collection, rare books, and photo index cards.
The Textual Consultation Room (3rd floor) will now be open four days a week (Tuesday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.).
The Special Collections Consultation Room (3rd floor) will be open on Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Exceptionally, reservations to consult the collections and resources at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa during the week of January 4, 2022, can be made as of December 13, 2021 (three weeks in advance, rather than the usual two).

Here are more details about the reservation schedule for the next few weeks:

Beginning on December 20, 2021, time slots will be available to reserve for the weeks of January 10 and 17, 2022.
Due to the holiday season, no new appointments will be available on the following two Mondays: December 27, 2021, and January 3, 2022.
The regular reservation schedule (two weeks in advance) will resume on January 10, 2022.
To save your seat, please consult the Book your visit in Ottawa web page.

Visit our Reopening Library and Archives Canada web page for a complete overview of services available and region-specific details.

Let’s hope this good news isn’t Omicronized!

2 Replies to “Maybe it’s because of our lobbying”

  1. This is great news for those genealogists in the Ottawa area but still does not address the issue of the huge delay in getting historic records such as WW 2 personnel records – 2 plus years and counting. Some of the vets still alive that my group works with will likely have passed on by the time their records arrive so the detailed personal aspect of their history will be incomplete. We still need to keep the pressure up and write our MPs.

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