Montreal’s Grande Bibliothèque opens

Kathleen writes “The opening of the Grande Bibliothèque in downtown Montreal marks Quebec’s largest cultural project in recent decades

The collection includes almost everything published in Quebec or created by Quebecers – or published elsewhere about Quebec – since 1760. This unique repository of the province’s cultural and intellectual heritage has been gathered over the years through legal deposit, gifts and acquisitions.
The introduction of a virtual tour of the Grande Bibliothèque will also be accessible to Internet users on the Internet portal of the Bibliothèque nationale du Québec ( The fully completed virtual tour will go on line a few days after the opening.”