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BAnQ's name

The name
There are two parts to the official French name of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec – Bibliothèque and Archives –, so the institution's name, like Library and Archives Canada, is never preceded by the definite article “the”.

Example:
“Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec is hosting a talk at the Grande Bibliothèque.”

The initialism (or acronym)

The initialism for Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec is BAnQ. Each letter must be pronounced separately rather than grouping them together into a word. The initalism is never preceded by the definite article “the. Note the lowercase “n”.

Example:
“Suggested readings can be found on BAnQ’s Web site.”


BAnQ facilities
Here are the 12 BAnQ facilities open to the public:

1 in Quebec City
The Québec National Archives in Québec City (Archives nationales du Québec à Québec)

3 in Montréal
The Québec National Archives in Montréal (Archives nationales du Québec à Montréal)
The Québec National Library (Bibliothèque nationale du Québec)
Grande Bibliothèque

8 in other regions of Québec
The Québec National Archives in Gaspé (Archives nationales du Québec à Gaspé)
The Québec National Archives in Gatineau (Archives nationales du Québec à Gatineau)
The Québec National Archives in Rimouski (Archives nationales du Québec à Rimouski)
The Québec National Archives in Rouyn-Noranda (Archives nationales du Québec à Rouyn-Noranda)
The Québec National Archives in Saguenay (Archives nationales du Québec à Saguenay)
The Québec National Archives in Sept-Îles (Archives nationales du Québec à Sept-Îles)
The Québec National Archives in Sherbrooke (Archives nationales du Québec à  Sherbrooke)
 The Québec National Archives in Trois-Rivières (Archives nationales du Québec à Trois-Rivières)

Examples:
“Patrons go to the Grande Bibliothèque to borrow books.” (They do not go “to BAnQ“. BAnQ is an institution not a place.)
“The event is happening in Montréal at the Grande Bibliothèque on June 19.”
“The event is happening at the Québec National Archives in Sherbrooke on May 7.”
“The Québec National Archives in Gaspé will be closed from January 1 to 3 inclusive.”
“One copy is kept at the Québec National Library; the other one is made available to the public at the National Collection, at the Grande Bibliothèque.”
“Located on the campus of the Université Laval, the Québec National Archives in Québec City are part of the network of 10 archives centres located throughout the province of Québec.”