The highest priority of the City of Ottawa Archives is the safety and well-being of our visitors, volunteers, and our staff. Consistent with Ottawa Public Health guidance related to the spread of the novel coronavirus, the City is undertaking a phased reopening, during which we are committed to providing access to records. As of September 8, 2020, the City of Ottawa Archives will re-open to the public by appointment only.
Our hours of operation have changed to accommodate the new health and safety protocols in place during the pandemic.
Tuesday to Friday: 9:30 to 3:30 pm
Saturday: 10:30 to 4:30 pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed
Drop-ins are not possible at this time. However, we are currently exploring how we might also offer virtual appointments in future; more details will be available soon.
Researchers will be required to follow health and safety procedures to prevent transmission. These include wearing a non-medical mask during your visit, in accordance with Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law (By-law No. 2020 – 186).
Please contact Reference Services for more information or to book an appointment: email@example.com or 613-580-2857.