Libraries and Archives - Archives Public Services

Provided by: Government of Prince Edward Island - Department of Education and Lifelong Learning - AKA: Formerly Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture

Service Description

Staff are available to help people who visit the archives in person to do family tree or historical research on PEI subjects. Includes:
  • Helping first time visitors register for a Public Archives and Records Office research pass
  • Answering research questions, suggesting search strategies and retrieving requested material
  • Copying and digital imaging of collection items for a fee
  • Providing limited research assistance to those who ask questions by phone, mail or email
COVID-19 Update: All visitors are currently required to sign in at the Atlantic Technology Centre Security Desk on the main level before proceeding to the Archives. Due to physical distancing requirements, only a limited number of patrons can be in the reading room at one time. Please call ahead to book an appointment to ensure staff can accommodate your visit.


Open to all
Yes * Nominal fees for copying services
How to Access:
First time visitors fill out a registration form at the reference desk
Documents Required:
Photo identification and completed application form
Program Hours:
May-Sept Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island

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