As an institution of memory and knowledge, BAnQ collects, processes, preserves and showcases Québec’s documentary heritage and a vast collection of documents in all fields of knowledge. It provides the services of a major public library to the entire population of Quebec.
BAnQ users include children, adults and seniors, as well as newcomers and people with vulnerabilities or disabilities. It is committed to stimulating the learning and integration of each of these people through discovery, exploration, entertainment, participation and lifelong experimentation.
BAnQ also plays an advisory role in information management with government departments and public bodies, in addition to providing specialized services and support to libraries, publishers, researchers and the academic community.
With all the passion and intelligence that characterize it, BAnQ aspires to make Québec a learning society, conducive to the cultural, social and economic development and fulfillment of all Quebecers.
This vision is supported by a vast digital transformation project that focuses on digitization, improving the user experience and exploiting data, in order to facilitate access to BAnQ’s offer and maximize the discoverability of its collections.
Meet our judging panel for 2024 Dublin Literary Award
VideoJune 2 2023
Highlights from the 2023 Dublin Literary Award Ceremony
Katja Oskamp and translator Jo Heinrich win the prize for Marzahn, Mon Amour.
VideoMay 26 2023
2023 Award Winners in Conversation with Rick O’Shea
Author, Katja Oskamp and translator, Jo Heinrich in conversation.
VideoMay 25 2023
Flowers Say it Better, Love – A poem by Sarah Creighton Keogh
Commissioned for the 2023 Dublin Literary Award Ceremony.