Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ, "National Library and Archives of Quebec") is the Crown corporation acting as the provincial library and archives of Quebec, Canada. Its mission, defined by law B-2.2, An Act respecting the Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, is "to assemble, preserve permanently and disseminate Quebec's published documentary heritage together with any related document of cultural interest, and documents relating to Quebec that are published outside Quebec", as well as "to offer democratic access to Quebec's national documentary heritage, culture and knowledge and to act as catalyst in relation to Quebec documentary institutions, thus contributing to the personal development of citizens". BAnQ receives approximately C$80 million in annual financing and is obliged by law to offer free, universal access to all its collections. It was established 12 August 1967.
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