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Published Thursday October 1, 2020

BAnQ is still there for you, even now

BAnQ is a part of the collective effort in the fight against COVID-19, and has modified the access rules to some of its facilities and changed its way of offering services.

Access to the Montréal, Quebec City, Gatineau and Trois-Rivières facilities is modified.


  • The Grande Bibliothèque: patrons can still join the library on-site and go to the service desk to pick up materials set aside for them online or by phone. Access to stacks and computer workstations is temporarily suspended.
  • The National Library (2275 Holt Street) and the National Archives in Montréal (535 Viger Avenue East) are temporarily closed to the public. Requests can be made by email, phone or online.

Quebec City

  • The National Archives facilities in Quebec City (Louis-Jacques-Casault pavilion at Laval university) are temporary closed to the public.


  • The National Archives facilities in Gatineau are temporarily closed to the public.


  • The National Archives facilities in Trois-Rivières are temporarily closed to the public.

Elsewehere in Québec

  • The National Archives will continue to welcome patrons, by appointment only, in Gatineau, Sherbrooke, Rouyn-Noranda, Rimouski, Saguenay, Sept-Îles and Gaspé. Patrons can contact the centre directly for in-house reference use.

BAnQ's digital offering is ideal for fall days!

Buoyed by the successful last few months, BAnQ's extensive digital offer is still available to every Québec citizen... free of charge!

Take part in cultural activities online, borrow e-books, browse through magazines and newspapers, listen to music, watch videos, access online collections and archives, and much more. Brighten the season with online culture for everyone!

Online reference service

BAnQ librarians and archivists serve and support citizens in their research endeavours and answer their questions through the upgraded remote reference service. All you have to do is send a request by email or by phone or ask for an online appointment.