Digital collection

Video recordings


A way with words

13 Québec poets recount their lives and works.


Arthur Lamothe Collection

Film-maker Arthur Lamothe dedicated an important part of his body of work to promote better awarness of Québec Aboriginals, especially the Innu and their culture. His documentaries, filmed in the 1970s, reveal a creative mind committed to accurately portraying reality. Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec presents two collections: Aboriginal culture in 81 documentaries and Mémoire antérieure [Memories of the Past].


La bibliothèque de…

BAnQ Chair and CEO Dr. Guy Berthiaume converses with personalities about their favourite books.


Dix journées qui ont fait le Québec

In the lives of nations, as in the lives of individuals, there are days that stand out, days that shape the future.

From the founding of Québec City on July 3, 1608, to the referendum on independence of October 30, 1995, ten Québec historians relate ten days that marked the history of Québec.


Économie sociale

The Économie sociale series is a great opportunity to discover key players and businesses who make concrete contributions to their community in an increasingly popular economic niche in Québec.


​​Le Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

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. More gems will gradually be added to the collection.



Figures marquantes de notre histoire



Histoires d’immigrations

These lectures relate the rich history of immigration in Québec, from the origin of the migratory movement to the customs of today's communities. Testimonials and discussions are also on the programme.


Midis littéraires de la Grande Bibliothèque

Hosted by author and cultural journalist Aline Apostolska, this series presents literary conversations featuring influential local and foreign writers. The interviews delve into the writer's craft, sources of inspiration, writing rituals and the aspects of life that trigger the desire to create.




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