Canadian Agriculture Library

From: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Since its formal establishment in 1910, the Canadian Agriculture Library (CAL) has built a substantial collection on agricultural and food sciences. CAL provides information services to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC), portfolio partners and the general public in support of research and innovation.

CAL is a member of the Federal Science Libraries Network (FSLN), a partnership of seven federal science libraries who 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

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada publications

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada publishes a range of print and electronic information products.

Consult the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Publications page for more information about Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Departmental publications. Click on "Search and Request Departmental Publications" for information on our distribution policy and to request copies.

Research services

The public is welcome to use library resources onsite by appointment. You may photocopy material and consult with an Information Specialist in person or by email.

Lending services

The public may request documents as interlibrary loan through their local public or academic library. The Canadian Agriculture Library does not lend directly to individuals.

Onsite services

Members of the public are welcome to make an appointment to visit one of the Canadian Agriculture Library specialized collections located in Ottawa, Ontario, St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, and the Canadian Grain Commission Library located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Locations and hours of operation

Ottawa, ON - Main Library

Contact information

1341 Baseline Road
Tower 6, Floor 1
Ottawa, Ontario

Service hours

Tuesday to Thursday
9:00 - 3:30

Library focus

Agricultural and food sciences

Collection highlights

Agricultural economics, agronomy, crop science, animal husbandry, phytopathology, botany, mycology, food science and technology, agricultural pests and disease, entomology, dairy science, soil science, veterinary science.

Ottawa ON - Neatby/Saunders

Contact information

960 Carling Avenue
K.W. Neatby Building
Building 20, Room 4061
Ottawa, Ontario

Service hours

Tuesday to Thursday
11:00 - 3:00

Collection highlights

Entomology, biodiversity, fauna, biosystematics, mycology, botany, and taxonomy.

Saint-Hyacinthe, QC

Contact information

3600 Casavant Boulevard West
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec

Service hours

Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 - 3:30
By appointment only

Collection highlights

Food sciences, food processing, food engineering and food quality and safety.

Canadian Grain Commission Library

Contact information

801 - 303 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3G8
Telephone: 431-337-6271

Service hours

Monday to Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT/CST

Collection highlights

Crop science, grain and oilseed science and technology, grain quality and safety, grain trade and transportation, entomology, history of the CGC, food science and technology.

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