Canada’s history of public libraries extends back to the late eighteenth century. Its first piece of public library legislation was passed in 1882. This early start helped Canada establish a system of public libraries that covers most of the country today. All provinces of Canada, with the exception of Quebec, have their own public library acts. Funding is split between provincial/territorial governments and municipalities, and the formula varies by locality.
public library heterogeneity
Before public libraries existed in Canada, the British colony experienced a scattering of special libraries organized by religious orders in the seventeenth century. ...