Consult and borrow library material
The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Library has one of the largest conservation and museology collections in the world. The collection is regarded as an important source for conservation and museology literature on a wide variety of topics, such as:
- preventive conservation,
- industrial collections,
- architectural heritage,
- fire and safety protection,
- museum planning,
- archaeological conservation,
- preservation in storage and display,
- exhibition design,
- disaster preparedness and
- museum education.
The holdings include a large selection of books on textiles, furniture, paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, and archaeological and ethnological objects. Search the Canadian Conservation Institute Catalogue and Staff Bibliography to explore the CCI Library's collection.
The CCI Library also disseminates information by contributing references to BCIN, the Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network.
The CCI Library is open to the public by appointment only.
The CCI Library offers four main services:
- Reference service
- bibliographic searches (BCIN – conservation database) and
- instruction on using the library collection, equipment and the web catalogue.
The CCI Library provides direct loans to Canadian heritage organizations (i.e. museums, libraries, archives, provincial museum associations) and limited inter-library loan service outside of Canada in cases where the library is the sole location for an item. With the exception of rare, fragile or reserved materials, reference sources, and journals, all materials from the collection are available for loan.
- Photocopying service
Subject to the terms of the Copyright Act of Canada, photocopies of articles from journals, books, reports, conference proceedings can be sent by mail, email or fax.
- Library catalogue
The Canadian Conservation Institute Catalogue and Staff Bibliography is available for our on-site and off-site clients.
- 1030 Innes Road (corner of St. Laurent Boulevard)
Ottawa ON K1B 4S7 Canada
- Closed Monday
Open Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- 613-998-3721 (ext. 157)
Visitors must sign in at the security desk on the ground floor and present proof of identification.
The Canadian Conservation Institute Library
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