Documentation centre

Please note that the documentation centre is inaccessible while our administrative office moves.

The CHM’s documentation centre has an inventory of 8,000 photographs of Montréal from various Montréal archival centres and its own collection.

As well, a large number of books, articles and other documents on various subjects related to the history of Montréal are available to experienced and independent researchers.


  • Reopening date to be determined.
  • Media representatives should contact André Gauvreau, at 514 872-9385


  • Photocopies are available at a cost of $.10 per page.
  • Images for which the CHM does not hold a copyright cannot be made digital without written authorization from the photographer or copyright holder. To reproduce the image, prior permission must be obtained from the photographer or institution.
  • The person requesting the digital image is responsible for the costs of scanning images that belong to the CHM or for which rights of reproduction must be requested from the photographer or the institution.
  • The CHM must be credited as the source for all images for which it holds the copyright.
  • The CHM remains the owner of source images. A third party may not be authorized to use or reproduced images without authorization from the CHM.
  • Any request that requires special treatment will be handled by the CHM director.