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Credit: BNQ, Bernard Fougères

Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec

475 Boulevard De Maisonneuve East, Montreal, QC, H2L 5C4

514-873-1100 800-363-9028 Télécopieur: 514-873-9312 | Site web

Located in a massive, architecturally-stunning building in the heart of Montreal’s Latin Quarter, the Grande Bibliotheque gives Quebeckers free access to a rich universe of information, whether they live in Montreal, Murdochville or Matagami.



Type | Bibliothèques

Se rendre | Berri-UQAM Metro, buses 15, 24, 30, 125
Intersection | Rue Berri


Tues-Fri: 10AM-10PM Sat-Sun: 10AM-5PM

Profil Dernière mise-à-jour: 10 mars 2008

All of These Books are for You
There is a national treasure that belongs to all Quebeckers: The treasure chest is a modern, six-level, 33,000-square-meter building located in Montreal’s Latin Quarter. The treasure within is the four million documents comprising, among other things, books, journals, magazines, newspapers, music CD’s, DVD’s, cassettes and videocassettes that await your discovery on the library’s shelves and in its electronic databases. These documents, published in a variety of formats primarily in French but also in English and a dozen other languages, fall into two, large collections. The first, the universal lending and reference collection, is dedicated for lending purposes and consists of three million print and audiovisual documents grouped into seven major thematic categories. The second, the national collection, is to be viewed on library premises only and brings together a unique heritage of everything that has been published in Quebec, created by Quebeckers or published elsewhere about Quebec since 1760.

A Modern Library in Every Sense
The Grande Bibliothèque is not your old, dusty library of high-school memories. Built in 2005, the massive building showcases a modern and innovative architectural design that combines ample natural light with open space. There is no shortage of places within the library to lose oneself in reading: Contained in the building’s six levels are numerous study rooms, research rooms, meeting rooms, lecture rooms, computer, listening and film-viewing stations, as well as a large room at the metro level which serves as an exhibition hall. With its modern décor and furniture design, contemporary art displays by Quebec artists, technologically state-of-the-art electronic resources, free wireless internet network and a climate-controlled interior, this is truly a library for the 21st century.

A Truly Democratic Library
Through a simple subscription process available at the library and online, Quebec residents have free access to services provided at the Grande Bibliothèque itself as well remote services via the library’s online portal. The result is an incredible virtual library that provides access to everyone, regardless of hardware or software, geographic location, language, culture or physical or mental abilities. And because the library has numerous training sessions, a dedicated references staff and online and phone helpdesk services at your disposal, you will have a hard time coming up with an excuse for not being able to find what you are looking for.


No excuses: It's free!