Maurice Lamontagne Institute Library

Maurice Lamontagne Institute Library


The Maurice Lamontagne Institute library was created in 1987 with the mandate to acquire and organize documentary resources for Fisheries and Oceans Canada's specific needs in the Québec Region. 


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The library boasts one of the most important specialized collections concerning oceans in Québec and in Canada. Its collection is made of 61 000 monographs and 1 100 periodicals, of which 294 are active subscriptions.

The Maurice Lamontagne Institute library's collections are specialized in the following fields: fisheries, oceanography and marine science, ecotoxicology, hydrography, and navigation. 

All the library's titles are listed in VAGUES / WAVES, Fisheries and Oceans Canada libraries' collective catalogue, which is available through Internet.

The library also offer access to the on-line MLI bibliography, a catalog of MLI publications indexed alphabetically by author, topic or species.

Reference Services

Members of the MLI community have access to the full range of services offered by the Library. Members of the general public may use the Library onsite, photocopy material, and consult with a librarian in person, by email or telephone for help with their information needs.

  • Giving library tours, orientation sessions
  • Searching WAVES catalogue, NetLibrary, etc.
  • Searching ASFA, Scopus, Energy Technology Exchange Database, etc.
  • Locating items in the library
  • Providing factual information
  • Providing research advice and advising with search strategies
  • Setting up current awareness profiles
  • Helping with copier-scanner
  • Coordination of translation services
  • Distribution of Departmental technical reports

You may send your questions to or call 418.775.0551. Library staff will answer your question as promptly as possible.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

MLI Library accepts interlibrary loan requests. MLI provides loans and photocopies of its material to libraries worldwide. The BIO library does not loan material to individuals. The general public must submit ILL requests via their university, public or corporate library.

Submitting Requests
Fax: 418.775.0538

Loan Periods & Fees
Monographs - 4 weeks
There is no charge for loans, photocopies or renewals.

Not for loan
Maps, atlases, special collections, rare books, journal issues.

Library Hours

The reference desk is staffed 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday. 

Contact information

Maurice Lamontagne Institute
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
850, route de la Mer
P.O. Box 1000
Mont-Joli (Qc) CANADA
G5H 3Z4
Telephone: 418.775.0537
Fax: 418.775.0738