Organization Profile - Library and Archives of Canada

Library and Archives of Canada


Library and Archives Canada combines the collections, services and staff of the former National Library of Canada and the former National Archives of Canada. Its mandate is to preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future generations and to be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada. Library and Archives Canada also facilitates in Canada cooperation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge and serves as the continuing memory of the government of Canada and its institutions.

Head Office

Ottawa, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

The Governor in Council shall appoint an officer, to be called the Librarian and Archivist of Canada, to hold office during pleasure and to have the rank and powers of a deputy head of a department.

If the Librarian and Archivist is absent or incapacitated or if the office of Librarian and Archivist is vacant, the Minister may appoint a person to act as Librarian and Archivist, but the term of such an appointment shall not exceed six months except with the approval of the Governor in Council.
Interim Librarian and Archivist of Canada
Déry, Hervé
Gatineau, Quebec
During Pleasure