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.
Please note: The Reference Desk will be closed from 2-4 pm on October 2, 2018 to host an artist talk by Teresa Marshall.
CBU Students and Faculty are encouraged to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make appointments at any time throughout the week during the academic terms.
The Beaton Institute is located in CE-267 (Student, Culture, & Heritage Centre), adjacent to the Cape Breton University Art Gallery, Mi’kmaq Resource Centre, and the Sydney Credit Union Room.
Our microfilm-scanner must be booked before use; two-hour time slots are available. Email Anne at email@example.com in advance of your visit for more information.
The Beaton Institute is wheelchair accessible. Parking is available with a $1.00 per day charge.