The Suburban

The Suburban is Quebec’s largest English weekly newspaper. Founded on March 1, 1963 in Sophie Wollock’s basement on Davies Avenue in Côte Saint-Luc, the paper covers news, sports, photography, opinions, community activism, and feature stories. The library has numerous years of the newspaper that can be consulted on site as well as microfilm going back as far as 1982.

Scanning Station

Use our new scanner to help preserve images and documents that you may have.  The station is equipped with a computer and an Epson Perfection V800 scanner. The following software is available to edit your material: Epson Scan, SilverFast 8, Paint.Net and Gimp.

With this scanner you can:

  • Remove the appearance of dust and scratches from film
  • Scan your photos and renew colour with just one click
  • Digitize slides, negatives, medium- and large-format film

Members must have a valid library card to reserve the scanning station.











Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21


Discover how Pier 21 can help you research your family and how they came to be in Canada. “Canada has been profoundly shaped by immigration. The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 aims to inspire and enable Canadians to explore their relationships with those migrations.”


Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (National Library and Archives of Quebec)

Consult the BAnQ genealogical databases. Including marriages of non-Catholics in the Montreal region between 1766-1899. (in French)