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In-house research in the Archives Reading Room

You'll have to bring along your photo ID and fill out a registration form.

Reference guides to help you navigate the Archives

These reference guides will provide you with an introduction to some of the records that are most frequently requested at the Archives.

Archivists and reference staff

Archivists and reference staff are available from 10am to 5pm to:

  • Discuss projects and strategies.
  • Point out possible archival sources.
  • Show you how to use the finding aids.

Request items from the stacks

You can request items from the stacks between 10am and 4:30pm. All stack items must be returned by 4:45pm.


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More ways to contact us
Archives Researcher Registration formRegistering as a researcherChinese-Canadian Genealogy websiteDiscover your home's historyGenealogyOther online archival resources