Canadian Agricultural Library
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, portfolio partners and the general public in support of research, innovation and informed decision making.
CAL is a member of the Federal Science Library (FSL), 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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Search the entire Federal Science Library or limit your search to the Canadian Agriculture Library collection.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada publications
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada publishes a range of print and electronic information products.
- Electronic publications: Search the Library Catalogue to access AAFC publications hosted in the Government of Canada Publications Catalogue.
- Print publications: Search print publications online. For a detailed description of AAFC print publications and distribution policy, please consult the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Publications page.
Rare Book Collection
The Canadian Agriculture Library preserves AAFC documents of historical value related to the history of agriculture, food safety research, and agriculture sciences. This collection is located in Ottawa, Ontario, and can only be accessed onsite.
Members of the public are welcome to make an appointment to visit the Canadian Agriculture Library.
Public appointment hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Canadian Agriculture Library is located at 1341 Baseline Road, Tower 6, Floor 1, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0C5.