Have you visited our magnificent Library? It has been located in the Morrin Centre building since 1868. Tell us what the library reminds you of—scenes from Louise Penny’s Bury Your Dead? Disney’s Beauty and the Beast? The magical Library in the Harry Potter series?

We have over 27,000 books in our Library as well as a growing collection of e-books and audiobooks on the OverDrive platform. We have literary fiction, mysteries, biographies, children’s books, Canadian history titles, and more! Explore our collection HERE.

  • Only members in good standing can borrow books from our collection. To renew or reserve a book from the Library, please sign into the library catalogue HERE. To borrow or reserve an e-book or audiobook from our collection on OverDrive, please visit HERE.
  • To join the Morrin Centre or to renew your membership, go HERE.
  • It is also possible to see the Library by purchasing an Individual Day Pass ($5) or Family Day Pass ($10) on-site.
  • Current Library hours are:
    • Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: noon to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday: noon to 4 p.m.  
    • For any changes to the regular opening hours, please see our Rates and Opening Hours HERE.
  • If you are interested in donating books to the Library, please consult our book donation policy to learn about our collection needs.

Books from the Special Collections

Upon request, members may consult books from our historical collection of books on-site. The books in this collection are listed in the library’s online catalogue here. For further details, please contact the Head of Library and Collections.

Early Publications of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec

Discover the thousands of pages published by the LHSQ, Canada’s first learned society. These documents, published between 1829 and 1924 in the society’s journal, Transactions and Historical Documents series, are a testimony to the growth of cultural and intellectual activity in our country. These publications include original scientific, historical, and literary articles from the nineteenth century as well as reprints of older historical primary sources found in archives around the world.

English-Language Writing: Past and Present

Quebec City has a rich English-language literary heritage, and our Library collection includes a number of books written in and about Quebec City. To discover Quebec City’s literary heritage and explore our bibliography, online, click HERE.

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