Online services


Text: Anywhere, anytime. Online and free. E-Books, language courses, music and films, newspapers and magazines, genealogy ad archives.

Join BAnQ

Join BAnQ and access online services wherever you are.


Search and find

Clavier d'ordinateur, tablette numérique et téléphone intelligent. Visit BAnQ numérique, a French-language platform providing access to all of BAnQ’s digital materials – e-books, digital journals, magazines and periodicals, music, videos, dictionaries and more – and digitized Québec heritage materials, including images, maps, books and archival materials.

Getting started in BAnQ numérique (information in French only)


Borrow an e-book

Mains tenant une liseuse. Guides and frequently asked questions (in French only) to help you get started with e-books.


Another way of reading

Pochettes contenant des livres en format DAISY sur CD. People with a perceptual disability can use the Service québécois du livre adapté to download adapted French-language audiobooks or receive French-language audiobooks on CD and books in Braille through the mail. All of these services are free.


Keep in touch

Subscribe to the BAnQ blog BAnQ chez moi (in French only), and get emails that will keep you up to date on digital materials of interest to you.

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Ask a question

Ordinateur portable, téléphone intelligent, cahier de notes et stylo. Online

By telephone, at 514 873-1100 or 1 800 363-9028:

  • To speak to an archivist, press 4.
    Opening hours vary from one archives facility to another.
  • To ask a question about your account (loans, holds, renewals, change of address, etc.), press 2.
    See opening hours.



  • Find published works (books, CDs, films, sheet music, etc.) in the catalogue. If you subscribe to all services, you can also reserve items and renew your loans from the Grande Bibliothèque.
  • Find public or private archives in Pistard (search engine in French only).
  • Request an interlibrary loan. If you live outside Montréal and would like to access an item that is not available from your local library, you can use the Catalogue des bibliothèques du Québec to ask your library to borrow it from another library.


Our partners

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