A message from the Parliamentary Librarian

The Library of Parliament is more than just an iconic building. It is also the Parliament of Canada’s knowledge centre, where a diverse and committed team of employees plays a critical role in supporting our parliamentary democracy.

We pride ourselves on being a trusted source of information, offering parliamentarians and their staff impartial and confidential reference, research, and analysis services, news from around the globe and access to our extensive collection of resources.

Every year, we welcome about 350,000 visitors to Parliament Hill, where we introduced them to the Parliament Buildings and more. In addition, our educational programs and resources help teachers ensure students have the tools they need to understand how democracy works.

I invite you to discover the long history of the Library; our art, artefacts and treasures; and the important work we deliver on behalf of Parliament.