What Is The National Library of Canada?
The National Library of Canada, located on OTTAWA’s Wellington Street, was originally established by an Act of Parliament in 1953. It joined with the NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF CANADA in 2004 to become LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA. The National Library of Canada has 20 million books acquired largely through legal deposit, 24 million photographs, and more than a petabyte of digital content.
As the National Library, the institution played a prime role in acquiring through legal deposit and preserving a comprehensive collection of literary and musical works published in Canada, about Canada or written by Canadians.