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Services to the Public: Photocopies and Reproductions

Price List and Service Standards

Effective August 29, 2005

Please note

References do not always correspond to a single page document, but may relate to a file with as much as 1000 pages of documentation. The documents are not paginated and it is not possible for us to indicate how many pages a file may contain. For this reason, we recommend that you consult the file yourself or have a free-lance researcher do the work for you.

Prices for Self-Serve Photocopies
$0.20/page - copying machines

Prices for Photocopies Made by LAC Staff
Regular Service Rush Service
$0.40/page $0.80/page
*$0.30/page for Students and for Senior Citizens (65 years of age and over) *$0.60/page for Students and for Senior Citizens (65 years of age and over)
* Proof of identification is required:

Students: a photo identification card confirming full-time status as a student at an accredited educational institution

Senior Citizens: a document, preferably with a photograph, confirming date of birth (e.g.: driver's licence, birth certificate, provincial health insurance card, passport)

ID cards must be presented in person or a photocopy must be sent with the written request.
GST and applicable PST will be added to the total cost. Orders mailed outside Canada are tax exempt.

Prices for Printed Copies 18" x 24" (Reader-Printer) of Cartographic and Architectural Documents
Regular Service Rush Service
$4.00 $8.00
GST and applicable PST will be added to the total cost. Orders mailed outside Canada are tax exempt.

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Service Standards and Terms and Conditions - Photocopy

The following factors affect the time it takes to process an order:

  • the number of items ordered;
  • the need to search for additional information; and
  • the workload.

Please submit your request well in advance of your deadline or choose the rush service.

Regular Service

Orders are processed within 30 days of receipt.

Rush Service

Rush service applies only if the following conditions are met:

  • reference number is provided;
  • copyright status and access restrictions have been established;
  • access and copying restrictions do not apply or a letter of permission is included with the order;
  • requested documents are available;
  • "rush service" is indicated on the request;
  • consent to pay the additional surcharge of 100% is indicated on the request; and
  • prepayment is made.
Service Standards
Please note that written requests cannot be processed in less than five working days for the following reasons: time required to register requests; delays of 24 hours for delivery of documents from off-site storage; time required by staff to identify requested documents.
Number of Copies from Textual Documents Number of Copies from Microforms Regular Service
Up to 500 Up to 50 30 days
    Rush Service
    In-person requests Written requests
Up to 500 Up to 250 Maximum of
100 copies per
24 hours
5 working days
Up to 1,000 Up to 500 5 working days 7 working days
Up to 2,000 Up to 750 10 working days
Up to 3,000 Up to 1,000 15 working days
Up to 4,000 Up to 1,250 20 working days
Up to 5,000 Up to 1,500 25 working days
Up to 6,000   30 working days


Prices for Postage and Handling
Category Regular Mail Canada Airmail
Airmail International
Letters 0-500 g $1.05-$2.49 $1.78-$5.98 $3.49-$11.98
Small Packets 0-1 kg N/A $5.95-$12.25 $7.30-$27.55
*Parcels 0-30 kg $3.07-$166.84 $15.30-$78.25 $43.05-$446.05
Price of postage varies by weight and by destination of the mail item. Prices are subject to annual postage or mail service rate increases.
*Parcels may be subject to a fuel surcharge.
Handling Fee $0.35

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All orders will be shipped by regular mail service through Canada Post unless any other method of delivery is indicated on the order, e.g., courier air or courier ground services (indicate the courier name and account number).

United States and International

All orders will be shipped by airmail unless any other method of delivery is indicated on the order, e.g., courier air or courier ground services (indicate the courier name and account number).

Method of Payment

Prepayment is required before orders are delivered. You may pay by:

  • credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express) — please include your credit card number and the expiry date;
  • cheque; or
  • money order.

If you intend to order copies on a frequent or ongoing basis, you may wish to establish a deposit account with Library and Archives Canada. A minimum of CAN$200 is required to open a deposit account. Please contact the Accounting Operations of Library and Archives Canada at 819-934-4315.

If you do not use the online Order form for Photocopies and Reproductions, do not include your credit card information in regular email correspondence. Library and Archives Canada cannot guarantee security for such information sent by email.


Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0N4
Telephone: 613-996-5115 or 1 866 578-7777 (toll free in Canada and the U.S,)
TTY: 613-992-6969 or 1 866 299-1699 (toll free in Canada)
Fax: 613-995-6274

To Send Your Order

Complete our online Order Form for Photocopies and Reproductions. You can submit it electronically, or print it and send it by fax or by mail to:

Library and Archives Canada
Services Branch
Consultation Services
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0N4
Fax: 613-995-6274