Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)


The NRCan library was formed in December 2006 as a result of the amalgamation of all of the Natural Resources Canada sector libraries across Canada. There are 13 libraries from coast to coast with five in the Ottawa area. The NRCan Library supports the mission of Natural Resources Canada through timely access to information. Through the use of technologies, partnerships, and staff expertise, the library provides comprehensive reference services to its clients, while developing and preserving information collections relevant to the sustainable development of Canada's mineral, forest and energy resources, and land mass. The library is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Organization Type:
Government and Agency - Federal
Repository Name: 


Date range of documents: 
1940 -
English, French
Format of repository and documents: 

The NRCan library catalogue is accessible via the web.

You can search by subject, title, author or series. You can limit by date, material and language; and filter by individual branches of the NRCan library catalogue.

The catalogue provides bibliographic citations to the documents held.

Geographic focus: 
Canada, US,
Intended audience: 
Energy Sector, Minerals and Metals Sector, Corporate Management Sector and Executive offices of NRCan. Also: other libraries via interlibrary loan and, to outside institutions and the public.

Contact information

Street address: 
Bells Corners Library
1 Haanel Drive #Building 3A
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1M1

Mailing address: 
Bells Corners Library
1 Haanel Drive #Building 3A
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1M1

Extra addresses: 

555 Booth Street
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0G1

580 Booth Street
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0E4

Main phone number: 
(613) 996-1114
Extra phone numbers: 

(613) 943-8773

(613) 996-8282

Main fax number: 
(613) 947-2792
Extra fax numbers: 

(613) 995-8730

(613) 992-7211

E-mail addresses: 

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