Discover the interim main library inside a former bank – designed in 1924 by John Lyle, one of Canada’s leading beaux-arts architects. In this unique setting, where modernism rubs against a classical esthetic, you will learn about the Library of Parliament’s collections and services as well as have a look inside its new reading room, upgraded in 2018. Photography allowed.
- Full wheelchair access
Contact info125 Sparks Street
ArchitectureYear built: 1924
Architect: John Lyle
Architectural style: Beaux arts
Building type: Library
Dates/hours openSaturday June 1 – Sunday June 2, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.