About BAnQ

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) is a cultural institution whose mission is to acquire, preserve and disseminate the publications, archival documents and films constituting Québec and Québec-related documentary heritage. It offers all Quebecers free access—on site, on the Internet and through interlibrary loan—to vast universal collections and to the services of a major public library. 

BAnQ encompasses the Grande Bibliothèque, a preservation centre (Centre de conservation) and nine archives centres in Montréal, Québec City, Gatineau, Rimouski, Rouyn-Noranda, Saguenay, Sept-Îles, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières.