Documentation and Information Centre

    The Documentation and Information Centre (CID) offers general statistical information to the media, to other government departments and agencies, to teachers and students, to researchers from different backgrounds, and to the general public.

    We can help you with your research or refer you to one of our specialized administrative units or the government agency best suited to meet your needs.

    The CID has the most complete collection of statistics on Québec. Its collection includes the Institut’s many productions, a large number of Statistics Canada publications, and several statistical documents produced by various governmental, private and international organizations.

    For more information about our services, please contact us.


    Catalogue, loans and references


    The CID is a member of the Réseau informatisé des bibliothèques gouvernementales du Québec (RIBG). Our documentation is listed in the CUBIQ catalogue. You can limit your search to the CID collection by clicking on "Advanced search" and checking "Institut de la statistique du Québec".

    Document loan and on-site consultation

    On-site consultation is available to all, by appointment, during CID business hours. However, on-site loans can only be made by Institut staff. All others must make their loan request at their library or documentation centre.

    Loan duration: Four weeks with two possible renewals. Restrictions may apply to certain documents.

    Interlibrary loans

    Interlibrary loans are possible between all libraries and documentation centres in all Canadian provinces.

    Loan duration: Four weeks with two possible renewals. Restrictions may apply to certain documents.

    Reference service

    This service is offered to Institut staff as well as to libraries and documentation centres (governmental, academic, municipal, or other) in all Canadian provinces.

    For more information about these services, please contact us by e-mail.

    Information requests

    Processing time

    Three business days or less for general inquiries.

    • Whenever possible, media inquiries are answered on the same day during our business hours.


    Free of charge if the information request requires an hour of work or less.

    • If the request requires more than an hour, the Institut’s rate applies. Clients are informed in advance of the processing time and costs.
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