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Le Journal de Québec (1842-1889): Coming Soon to a Screen Near You

Thanks to BAnQ’s digitization efforts, people will henceforth be able to read and perform full-text searches of Le Journal de Québec, one of the provincial capital’s most important newspapers.

In its pages, readers can learn about important national and international events, as well as the economic and literary goings-on in the municipalities surrounding the capital region. Careful readers will note that the content follows the editors’ political sympathies. Its columns contain editorials, serials, advertisements, and other texts.

The newspaper attracted a number of well-known writers: Antoine Gérin-Lajoie, Louis Fréchette, Alfred Duclos DeCelles, Stanislas Drapeau, Hector Berthelot and François-Xavier Garneau, among others. Thanks to their work, the paper provides important clues to the intellectual and social atmosphere of the time, all written in exceptionally polished prose.

Early newspapers are an important tool for exploring the history of Québec; now, you can page through them by clicking this link Revues et journaux québécois (page in French only).

The Grande Bibliothèque Hosts Launch of Consultations on How to Improve Education

On Friday, September 16, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) had the honour of hosting the launch of a series of consultations on educational success that will roll out, both in person and online, across Québec this fall. Québec Premier Philippe Couillard and Sébastien Proulx, Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports and Minister of Families, held a press conference in the Children's Library (Espace Jeunes) at the Grande Bibliothèque. Presided over by Christiane Barbe, BAnQ Chair and CEO, it took place in the presence of Hélène David, Minister responsible for Higher Education, Kathleen Weil, Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness, and Richard Merlini, MNA for La Prairie.

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September 30,
October 1-2

Les Journées de la culture at BAnQ

Guided tours, lectures, and a concert sprinkled with literary apartés. View the programme.

Video Clip – La Fabrique culturelle

The Noble Art of Restoration

Interview with BAnQ restorer
Marie-Claude Rioux.

Heritage Collections

500 Years of History and Culture

The latest issue of
À rayons ouverts is
a treasure trove of delights.

Exhibition – Grande Bibliothèque

Pierre Ayot – Regard critique

As of October 4, you can visit the retrospective of this influential and multidisciplinary Québec artist's work.

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  • La vieillesse par une vraie vieille

    La vieillesse par une vraie vieille
    Janette Bertrand
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • Prenez le champ!

    Prenez le champ!
    Julie Aubé
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    PDF

  • The Night

    The Night
    Rodrigo Blanco Calderón
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • Rinzen et l'homme perdu

    Rinzen et l'homme perdu
    Johanne Seymour
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • Mémoires

    Mémoires
    Philippe Aubert de Gaspé
    Collection patrimoniale
    PDF

  • Lecture rapide

    Lecture rapide
    René-Louis Comtois
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • Les secrets de l'île

    Les secrets de l'île
    Viveca Sten
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • La bibliothèque des cœurs cabossés

    La bibliothèque des cœurs cabossés
    Katarina Bivald
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • The Bones of Paradise

    The Bones of Paradise
    Jonis Agee
    OverDrive
    ePub, Over Drive Read

  • Du crépuscule aux aubes quatrains

    Du crépuscule aux aubes quatrains
    Jules Tremblay
    Collection patrimoniale
    PDF

  • À tire d'ailes

    À tire d'ailes
    Sonia Lamontagne
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    PDF

  • Monsieur l'écrivain

    Monsieur l'écrivain
    Joachim Zelter
    Numilog
    ePub

  • It Ends with Us

    It Ends with Us
    Colleen Hoover
    OverDrive
    MP3, Over Drive Listen

  • Les premiers juifs d'Amérique

    Les premiers juifs d'Amérique
    Denis Vaugeois
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    PDF

  • Emparons-nous de l'industrie

    Emparons-nous de l'industrie
    Errol Bouchette
    Collection patrimoniale
    PDF

  • Mon histoire naturelle

    Mon histoire naturelle
    Marie-Claude Bomsel
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • Solaris

    Solaris
    No. 199
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • Underground Airlines

    Underground Airlines
    Ben Winters
    OverDrive
    MP3, Over Drive Listen

  • Vendredi, jour de défi

    Vendredi, jour de défi
    Danielle Simard
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    PDF

  • De la fabrication des conserves alimentaires à la maison

    De la fabrication des conserves alimentaires à la maison
    J.E. Grisé
    Collection patrimoniale
    PDF

  • En finir avec le stress des acouphènes

    En finir avec le stress des acouphènes
    Sylvie Sarzaud
    Numilog
    ePub

  • The Couple Next Door

    The Couple Next Door
    Shari Lapena
    OverDrive
    ePub, Over Drive Read

  • Les aveux

    Les aveux
    Martine Latulippe
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • Humour et liberté d'expression

    Humour et liberté d'expression
    Falardeau Mira
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    PDF

  • Marc Forrez présente les Artistes associés du Québec en tournée d'Amérique

    Marc Forrez présente les Artistes associés du Québec en tournée d'Amérique

    Collection patrimoniale
    PDF

Denière mise à jour Monday, 19 September 2016

Grande Bibliothèque – Friday evenings

Extended opening hours

Renewed agreement between BAnQ, the City of Montréal and the Québec government

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