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.
Notice: The Beaton Institute will be closed to the public and researchers from Monday, May 13 to Friday, May 17, 2019 for maintenance. Reference service will not be available during this time. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
Notice: The Beaton Institute will be temporarily closing to donations until January 2020. Over the next few months, we will be dedicating time to processing our backlog collections and expanding our capacity to accept future donations. We are always happy to learn more about potential donations, and will continue to accommodate records at risk of loss or destruction. We apologize for any inconvenience, and remain committed to our role as a responsible steward of our Island’s documentary heritage. For more information, or if there are any questions or concerns, please contact us by email: email@example.com or by telephone: 902-563-1329. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
Please note: There is also ongoing construction in the CBU Art Gallery through the spring of 2019 and the noise levels are high. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
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 and the Mi’kmaq Resource Centre.
Our microfilm-scanner must be booked before use; two-hour time slots are available. Email 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.