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Research at the Archives

In-house research in the Archives Reading Room

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.

Researchers must register

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

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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