Library and Archives Canada

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A visit to this library could take you about 30 minutes, or it could be a multi-day experience. Open since 1953, the building houses two copies of every manuscript published in Canada, which totals more than ten million publications. In addition to the library's extensive collection of books, there is also a music section that features records, tapes, compact discs, sheet music and even Glenn Gould's piano. Librarians respond to some 100,000 inquiries each year, so this is the ultimate Canadian information source. Settle down for a good read.

Location:  395 Wellington Street

Business hours:  Mo 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Tu 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., We 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Th 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Fr 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.