Canada's National Library

Canada, 1981

Film
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This film offers a cinematic tour of Canada’s National Library. It shows that this huge structure in the centre of Ottawa is more than a repository for books. The history of Canada is housed here, preserved in old letters, newspapers, books, music scores and manuscripts. This film provides an interesting overview of the services offered by the library, highlighting the fully automated reference service, which can respond in minutes to the steady flow of inquiries the Library receives from the public. Voice and narration is provided by Bronwyn Drainie.

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

co-producer

Barrie Howells

Dennis Sawyer

director
Duration

00:17:12:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1981

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016264

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Canada

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Libraries - Canada

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Public libraries

History → Canada - History

Literature → Public libraries

Places → Canada

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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