Digital collection

BAnQ has adopted a wide-ranging digitization program that would cover the entire published and archival documentary heritage produced in Québec since the 17th century, or of foreign origin and related to Québec. All categories of materials are included: printed and handwritten material, photographs, sound recordings and so on. BAnQ's digital collection is developing on an ongoing basis and all these resources are available free of charge.

The digitization and on-lining of these resources have been carried out in compliance with copyright law. BAnQ ensures that it has obtained the required authorizations from the rightful owners for all the works protected under the terms of the current legislation.

Most popular collections

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.

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NEW! The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal's archival fonds represents a unique encounter with the most famous musicians of our time. Relive some of the Festival's highlights since its 1980 debut.

François-Xavier Habermann, Vuë de la Place capitale dans la Ville basse a Québec, 1775.


Dynamically includes over 50,000 iconographic materials: posters, postcards, prints, photographs and other images.

Le Canadien, 1806-1909 (Québec).

 Québec magazines and newspapers

La collection numérique Revues et journaux québécois de BAnQ regroupe un nombre toujours grandissant de titres dont plusieurs peuvent faire l’objet de recherche en texte intégral.

Joan Blaeu, Extrema Americae, versus boream, ubi Terra Nova, Nova Francia, adjcentiaque.

 Maps and plans

A digital collection providing access to thousands of cartographic items digitized by BAnQ.

Image de l'immeuble du siège social de la compagnie Lovell Litho & Publications Inc. situé au 423 de la rue St-Nicolas, dans le Vieux-Montréal.

 Lovell directories of Montréal and its suburbs

A wealth of information for anyone interested in genealogy, social history, building history or urban geography.

 Québec registers of civil status, from the beginnings to 1913

BAnQ is gradually posting online the Registres de l'état civil du Québec for the 1900-1913 period (acts of birth, marriage and death).


Our partners

Catalogue des bibliothèques du Québec. RFN. RDAQ. Les Amis de BAnQ. Fondation de BAnQ.