National Libraries: Library and Archives Canada Elated About Prospective Lbrary Move
The head of Library and Archives Canada said he couldn’t be happier about the prospective move to the newly proposed central branch of the Ottawa Public Library.
On Thursday, the city’s library staff recommended city-owned land just west of Bronson Avenue as the site for a new $168-million central branch, with the option for a partnership with the Library and Archives Canada to be part of the site.
Library and Archives Canada would move its exhibitions and displays into their own designated space at the library and vacate much of their current 395 Wellington St. address, said Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada.
“We want to give access to as many people as we can,” he said. “Being with a public library gives us a great opportunity.”
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See Also: Full Text Document: Central Library Development Project: Ottawa Public Library-Library and Archives Canada Joint Project (55 pages; PDF)
See Also: Ottawa, Ontario: In Partnership with National Library/Archives, New $168 Million “Super Library” Recommended for City Land (December 15, 2016)
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