Speakers of the Senate and the House of Commons Vested with the direction and control of the Library of Parliament in accordance with the Parliament of Canada Act.

Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament Composed of senators and of members of Parliament, responsible for advising the Speakers on the operations of the Library.

Library of Parliament

Parliamentary Librarian Exercises control and management of the Library, and has the status of a deputy head, reporting to the two Speakers.

Service areas
  • Parliamentary Information, Education and Research Services Provides parliamentarians with news, reference, research and analysis services and oversees the Library’s public education programs and the seminars for parliamentarians and their staff.

  • Information and Document Resource Services Builds, manages, preserves and optimizes access to the Library’s resources and collections; compiles and disseminates historical information about Parliament and parliamentarians. This service area is also the steward for the Parliamentary Poet Laureate.

  • Corporate Services Provides business support and services to the Library of Parliament.