Library Catalogue Electronic Resources

Library Hours and Contact Information

Library (Royal Military College Saint-Jean)
Lahaie Building (Room 210)
15 Jacques Cartier Nord
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Québec) J3B 8R8
Phone: (450) 358-6777, ext. 5766 (You can leave a message)

Until further notice the Library Hours are as follow

During COVID: Please contact the library by phone or email to know about opening hours and access procedures for non RMC Saint-Jean community members.


The library will be closed on the following days: Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day and December 26, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Confederation.

The library may also be closed at other times during the year. If in doubt, please phone us a few days in advance.

A little History

The Royal Military College Saint-Jean Library was founded in 1952, at the same time as the College. It was initially located in a small building, next to the stable, and formerly used as a farrier shop. It contained 3000 books and could welcome a handful of students at a time.

The next year, it moved to the Administration building (now called the Massey building) in a room that could hold 17000 books and welcome up to 30 students at once.

The definitive move was completed in November 1972, in spacious rooms of the Lahaie building, built in 1971.

Mission Statement

The main mission of the Royal Military Saint-Jean College Library has always been to support academic activities. In addition, the library is in charge of inventory management and distribution of textbooks to officer cadets. The library also provides materials for leisure and personal growth to its members.

The library aims for excellence in the services provided to the community. It satisfies your requirements in the most courteous and efficient way, within reasonable limitations of time, staffing, and budget, in both official languages.

The library users include officer cadets and other students of the Canadian Armed Forces, College employees and other employees related to the Department of National Defence.

Library Staff

Staff List
Name Title Telephone Email
Lyne Depelteau Library Clerk (450) 358-6777,
ext. 5866
Jacinthe Martineau Library Clerk (450) 358-6777,
ext. 5748
Caroline Lefebvre Library technician (450) 358-6777,
ext. 5945
Joanie Tremblay Acting Head Librarian (450) 358-6777,
ext. 5797

Library Access

The library is located on the first two floors of the Lahaie Building (entrance is on the 2nd floor) and offers individual and group working spaces.

Online Catalogue

Catalogue access is possible on site, using any of the library computers available. You can also search our catalogue online through the College website.

The Library Collection

The library collection consists of over 135,000 printed documents (books, monographs, periodicals and government publications), thousands of video recordings, microfilms and microfiches, maps, audio recordings, etc.

At the present time, the library subscribes to over 100 periodicals (mainly in the history, leisure, news and popular science domains) and many newspapers, dailies and weeklies.

The collection covers a wide variety of subject areas: Literature, History, Geography, Science and Humanities, in both official languages. The collection is particularly rich in the military history and military science domains, in which important development efforts are maintained.


Terms of loans are specific to each user category:

Terms of loans
    Maximum number of items Loan period (books) Loan period (journals & audio/video) Maximum number of renewals

RMC Saint-Jean Users

Officer Cadets


21 days

7 days




28 days

7 days




21 days

7 days


  • External users
  • Students and employees of the Cegep de Saint-Jean
  • Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Library users
  • CAF members and Garrison employees


21 days

7 days (journals only)


NB : An item on which a hold has been placed by another user cannot be renewed.

You can do your renewals and place holds online through the library catalogue using your PIN number. This number will let you login to your library account.

You can also contact us by phone or email and we will gladly help you with these operations, or with any other questions you might have about the library.

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