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Services

Reference Service

For reference questions regarding biographical information on a particular artist, an object in the National Gallery of Canada collection, an object that you own or something else contact:

Reader Services, Library
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
P.O. Box 427, Station A
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9N4
Telephone: (613) 998-8949
Fax: (613) 990-9818
E-mail: erefel@gallery.ca

Interlibrary Loan Service

Although the Library collection is non-circulating, books are available through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions: Reference works, periodicals, auction catalogues, catalogues raisonnés, audiovisual materials, archives, documentation files, study photographs, fragile and oversize materials, and rare and special collections.

Length of loans: Four weeks, renewable once.

Conditions: The Library lends to other libraries exclusively. Request by mail, fax (613) 990-9818, or email pebill@gallery.ca only, please. Return borrowed materials in same packaging, by same method (registered mail, courier, etc.). All items FOR USE IN BORROWING LIBRARY ONLY.

Charges (as of 1 April 2014):
Canadian federal libraries and Canadian museums: no charge
Other Canadian libraries*: $15
International libraries*: $25
*except with mutual reciprocal agreement

Document Delivery Policy:
Photocopy and scanning services:
Canadian federal libraries and Canadian museums: no charge
Other libraries: minimum charge $10

Photographic services: Please inquire for policy, procedures and costs.

Loans requested for exhibition purposes are considered separately. Please inquire for policy, procedures and costs.