Natural Resources Canada Library

From Natural Resources Canada

The Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Library provides resources and services to support the science, technology and policy work of Natural Resources Canada. Explore the collections online and freely download many NRCan-authored publications, including maps and photos. You may also consult our collections on site, or borrow NRCan library materials through your local library as an interlibrary loan.

The NRCan Library is a member of the Federal Science Library (FSL), a partnership of seven federal science libraries that have joined together to establish a portal where you can search the print collections and repositories of all the libraries from a single place.

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Our services

Canadian Forest Service Publications

This site is a digital repository/archive of Canadian Forest Service publications. Users can search, download, and order publications through this online resource. This site includes material such as journal articles, books, reports, series and leaflets prepared by CFS scientists and professionals.

GEOSCAN

Search this growing bibliographic database referencing over 80,000 scientific publications. The collection includes research from the Geological Survey of Canada, the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, as well as Canadian Topographic Maps and external publications authored by NRCan scientists and specialists. GEOSCAN records provide links to full-text publications where available.

NRCan Photo Database

Search more than 25,000 scanned images illustrating the activities of NRCan. Newly scanned images are added regularly from NRCan’s collection of 520,000 photos. You can request permission to include photos in your publication or research.

Remote access for NRCan staff

NRCan employees working from home or while travelling can access restricted resources licensed by the NRCan Library via Telework.

Onsite services

NRCan libraries are located across Canada. You are welcome to visit in person, by appointment only, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. local time, Monday to Friday, except on statutory holidays.

Security policy: All visitors, contractors and personnel who are not in possession of a valid NRCan ID card will require a temporary pass to access NRCan facilities.

Locations and hours of operation

Calgary (AB)

Contact Information

Natural Resources Canada Library
3303 - 33 Street North West, 2nd Floor
Calgary, AB
T2L 2A7

Telephone: 403-292-7165

Collection highlights

Library focus: Earth sciences

Collection highlights: petroleum and coal geology, paleontology, micropaleontology, stratigraphy, structural geology, sedimentary geology, geochemistry, and geology of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and the Arctic

Fredericton (NB)

Contact Information

Natural Resources Canada Library
1350 Regent Street South, Room 1-112
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5P7

Telephone: 506-452-3541

Collection highlights

Library focus: Forestry and related sciences

Collection highlights: botany, climate change, ecology and ecosystems, entomology, forest and landscape management, forest health and biodiversity, mycology, plant genetics, remote sensing, silviculture and soil science

Hamilton (ON)

Contact Information

Natural Resources Canada Library
183 Longwood Road South, 1st floor, Room 116
Hamilton, ON
L8P 0A5

Telephone: 905-645-0651

Collection highlights

Library focus: Materials science

Collection highlights: metallurgy, advanced materials, pipelines, corrosion, and non-destructive tests

Ottawa (ON)

Contact Information

Natural Resources Canada Library
580 Booth Street, Ground Floor
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0E4

Telephone: 343-292-8011

Collection highlights

Library focus: Natural resources science and policy

Collection highlights: earth sciences, geomatics, economics, policy, minerals, hydrology, environmental sciences, forestry, energy, climate change, industry, trade, natural hazards. The library also houses special collections, including NRCan’s Photo Collection, Map Collection, and Book and Map Archives.

Quebec (QC)

Contact Information

Natural Resources Canada Library
1055 rue du P.E.P.S. Sainte-Foy
Quebec, QC
G1V 4C7

Telephone: 418-648-4850

Collection highlights

Library focus: Forestry and related sciences

Collection highlights: entomology, mycology, biology, botany, tree biotechnology, plant genetics and forest ecology

Sault Ste. Marie (ON)

Contact Information

Natural Resources Canada Library
1219 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 2E5

Telephone: 705-541-5501

Collection highlights

Library focus: Forestry and related sciences

Collection highlights: forest ecology, biotechnology, landscape analysis, impact of global climate change, insects and diseases, forest health, hydrology and aquatic systems, fire behaviour and impact, and forestry practices

Vancouver (BC)

Contact Information

Natural Resources Canada Library
1500 – 605 Robson Street,
Vancouver, BC
V6B 5J3

Telephone: 604-666-3812 or 604-666-1147

Collection highlights

Library focus: Earth sciences

Collection highlights: specialized coverage on the North American Cordillera and the Pacific Margin regions

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