Here at Travel Between The Pages World HQ we are big time library supporters, so we are all in on Library Lovers’ Month. This February we will be randomly posting on some beautiful institutions that don’t get the attention that they deserve. First up is the Library of Parliament or Bibliothèque du Parlement which is the main information repository and research resource for the Parliament of Canada. The main branch of the library sits at the rear of the Centre Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, and is the last untouched part of that larger building’s original incarnation after it burned down in 1916. The library has been augmented and renovated a number of times since its construction in 1876, the last between 2002 and 2006, though the form and decor remain essentially authentic. The building today serves as a Canadian icon, and appears on the obverse of the Canadian ten-dollar bill.
This short video below offers a wonderful overview: