In regards to a question from yesterday, yes, there were no problems at all with photography while I was in here, so the rules must have been changed at some point. Incidentally, the rules against photography over at our National Gallery have also been relaxed, so I'll have to get on over there sometime.
The detail of the woodworking here in the Library of Parliament shows exquisite craftmanship.
This reading room and the archives associated it with are a primary resource for parliamentarians and staff.
The collection belonging to the library numbers around six hundred thousand items, ranging over hundreds of years.
The most valuable book in the collection is a personal copy of Audobon's Birds Of America, dating back to the 1840s; the guide said it's valued in the millions.
Obviously the visitor is not allowed to borrow it.
At the heart of the whole room is this statue of Queen Victoria, our Queen in 1867 when Confederation came into being.