January 21, 2022

Library and Archives Canada Announces Launch of “Aurora” Online Public Access Catalogue, Powered by OCLC WorldCat Discovery Tech

From LAC:

2018-12-12_14-54-42In its continuing efforts to renew its library system, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has launched Aurora, a new interface to access LAC’s published holdings.

With Aurora and the successful launch earlier this year of Voilà, the new National Union Catalogue that contains the holdings of hundreds of Canadian libraries, LAC now offers two easy ways to access Canada’s rich published heritage from anywhere in the world.

Both Voilà and Aurora are hosted by OCLC, the world’s largest online resource for discovering library materials. 

With the new library system, LAC will benefit from state-of-the-art tools, in line with library peers, that will enable us to gain daily efficiencies to better serve Canadians and the library community. Aurora will also help raise awareness of LAC’s collections and increase user autonomy for requesting materials.


For over 20 years, LAC has been relying on the now technologically outdated AMICUS as its library system. In preparation for the decommissioning of AMICUS scheduled for the spring, users are now invited to consult Aurora and Voilà for their library needs.

Aurora is powered by OCLC’s WorldCat Discovery technology.

Direct to AURORA Catalogue

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See Also: Library and Archives Canada Announces Launch of Voilà Union Catalogue (Beta)(February 1, 2018)

See Also: Questions And Answers For Canadian Libraries About Voilà And Aurora

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.