The Beaton Institute is the official repository for historically significant records of Cape Breton University. Additionally, the Institute is a cultural heritage archive mandated to preserve the social, economic, political, and cultural history of Cape Breton Island. It is a centre for local, regional, national, and global research and strives to promote inquiry through innovative academic and public programming initiatives.
Public Reference Desk Hours (April 12 – September 9, 2016): Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Thursday and Friday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (closed for lunch), or by special appointment.
- We are located in CE-267 (Student, Culture, & Heritage Centre).
- Our microfilm-scanner must be booked before use; two-hour time slots are available.
- Parking is available with a $1.00 per day charge.
- The Beaton Institute is wheelchair accessible.