Library and Archives Services

Library and Archives - Our Services

The Canada Science and Technology Museum Library and Archives is preparing to move into a new building in the Fall of 2019. As staff ready the collection for the move, some services will be reduced or suspended in the coming months.

  • Library Reference Services – Reduced response time, March to June 2019 and suspended from July 2019 to February 2020
  • Library ILLs will be suspended from February to December 2019
  • Archival Reference Services – Reduced response time, March to May 2019 and suspended June to December 2019
  • Photograph reproduction requests – reduced response time, March to May 2019 and suspended June to December 2019

Please note that the hours of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum Library have also changed. The CASM Library & Archives will be open to the public on Tuesdays from June 2019 to September 2019.

For more information on our new building, please visit

On-site consultation: Please make an appointment to book your visit. Wifi is available and visitors may use their own cameras to copy items for research purposes. Materials may be photocopied for a nominal fee at the discretion of Library and Archives staff. Reference assistance is available on site and can also be reached by telephone, email, or mail.

Contact: or 343-548-4368
Canada Aviation and Space Museum: or 613-990-5015

Library and Archives
P.O. Box 9724, Station T
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5A3

Interlibrary Loans: Loans are available to other libraries throughout North America — if you know the Museum’s Library holds a book that interests you, please request it on interlibrary loan through your local public library. The loan period is four weeks.

Please note: the Library does not lend archival material, magazines, trade literature, or technical manuals, although it can provide copies of articles for research purposes.

Reproductions: Orders can be placed with the Library and Archives for the reproduction of materials for research, non-profit, and commercial purposes. Please consult the Terms and Conditions before ordering and read about our Reproduction Fees. Contact us at