Government publications

Québec government publications

The documents published by the Québec government since 1867 make up this collection, which includes books, brochures and periodicals. The Gazette officielle du Québec and the Journal des débats de l'Assemblée nationale are among the more than 60,000 titles in the collection, which is also home to the statutes and regulations, the annual reports of departments and public bodies, the statistics of the Bureau de la statistique du Québec, the reports of fact-finding committees, financial statements and budgets, as well as all publications published by Les Publications du Québec.


Back to menu.TopDigital Québec government publications

The Publications numériques du Québec (PNQ) government collection indexes the monographs, periodicals, maps and plans published and disseminated free of charge by several Québec government departments and agencies. PNQ is an interface that performs full text searches on the several thousand digital government publications received by BAnQ through deposit since 2001.


Back to menu.TopCanadian government publications

Since January 2005, BAnQ carried on the universal deposit mandate previously assumed by the Bibliothèque centrale de la Ville de Montréal since the beginning of the program in 1927. As such, BAnQ receives the newly issued government publications in both French and English.

In this collection, you will find more than 30,000 documents published since 1867 by the Canadian government. It contains general-interest documents, Statistics Canada publications, Canada censuses, reports by commissions and committees, annual reports of departments and agencies, consolidations of statutes, documents produced by Québec agencies for federal agencies located outside Québec.


Back to menu.TopPre-Confederation publications

The collection of pre-Confederation publications is comprised of more than 30,000 books, brochures and periodicals from the period from 1764 to 1867, and is of great historical value.

The following are among the collection's titles: Journal of the House of Assembly, Lower Canada (1792-1837), Journals of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada (1841-1867), Reports on the Rebellion Losses (1837-1838, 1852) . The article "Documents préconfédératifs de la BNQ", published in À rayons ouverts, No. 29 (January-March 1995), deals with this collection. Articles are also available under “ Publications gouvernementales ” in the index of articles published in À rayons ouverts entre 1988 et 2002 on BAnQ Website.

Several of these titles are available only on microform.


Back to menu.TopMunicipal publications

Municipal publications are included in the general book collection.


Back to menu.TopSearch tools and publications

To find government publications, users must consult the catalogue.


Back to menu.TopContacting the service

For an overview of the research assistance services offered by Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), consult the in-library and remote reference services.

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