Saturday, 30 December 2017

Temporary change in LAC opening hours

The following is an announcement from Library and Archives Canada

We are currently renovating our public spaces at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa. From January 12 to February 9, 2018, inclusive, the opening hours of various consultation rooms will be modified temporarily.

Please note that staff will be working at service points according to the regular schedule. Access to the rooms will be affected as follows:

Microform Consultation
January 12: open 8:00 am–8:00 pm Microform consultation will begin in the usual location and move at 4:00 pm to a temporary location on the 2nd floor.
January 13: open 10:00 am–4:00 pm
January 14: open 10:00 am–2:00 pm
January 15 to 19: open 8:00 am–8:00 pm
January 20: open 10:00 am–4:00 pm
January 21: open 10:00 am–2:00 pm
January 22 to 25: open 8:00 am–8:00 pm
January 26: open 8:00 am–11:00 pm Microform consultation will begin in a temporary location and move back to the regular location during the day, with minimal interruption in service.
January 27: return to the regular schedule
During the renovation work, the self-service microfilm collection located outside the microform reading room will be accessible, and users will be able to take microforms to the temporary location.

However, the collection located inside the room will have limited access. For this material, users will need to request staff assistance during service hours.

Textual and Restricted Documents Consultation (except for microform)
January 22: open 8:00 am–6:00 pm
January 23: open 10:00 am–6:00 pm
January 24: open 9:00 am–6:00 pm
January 25: open 10:00 am–6:00 pm
January 26: open 9:00 am–6:00 pm
January 27: return to the regular schedule

Genealogy and Family History
January 29: open 8:00 am–6:00 pm
January 30 to February 2: open 10:00 am–6:00 pm
February 3: return to the regular schedule

Reference
February 5: open 8:00 am–6:00 pm
February 6 to 9: open 10:00 am–6:00 pm
February 10: return to the regular schedule

We apologize for any inconvenience that this renovation work may cause, and we thank you for your patience and support.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Comment
Would it be too much to anticipate the renovations in the microfilm read will mean the replacement of ancient microfilm reader museum pieces.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Agreed John. The last time I was there it took a long time to even FIND a machine which worked properly. Even the staff were embarrassed by how bad it looks. But what can they do but shrug? Cheers, BT

Anonymous said...

I remember when someone put a date on the "Out of Order" notice on one of the microfiche readers. Eventually, as nothing was done to repair the reader, I submitted a suggestion that LAC host a party to celebrate the first anniversary of this event and that the press be invited. The next time I looked at the reader it had been repaired. I suspect that some of the readers date back to the building on Sussex Drive!