Beaton Institute

About Us

The Beaton Institute is the official repository for historically significant records of 小猪视频. 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聽research and strives to promote inquiry through innovative academic and public programming initiatives.

The Beaton Institute is located in CE-267 (Student, Culture, & Heritage Centre), adjacent to the 小猪视频 Art Gallery and the Mi鈥檏maq Resource Centre. The Institute is wheelchair accessible, and parking is available with a $1.00 per day charge.

***We apologize for the disruption in service for those looking to search online using the Beaton Institute Digital Archive (). We are in the process of migrating the database and expect it will be 1-2 weeks before it will be live for public use. If you require assistance finding records that would have been held on the Digital Archive, please contact

Hours of Operation

Monday: Closed to the public

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

It is recommended that 小猪视频 students, faculty, and members of the public contact us (; 902-563-1329) in advance to discuss research needs or requests, or to book an appointment for onsite research.

  • Our microfilm scanner聽must be booked聽before use; two-hour time slots are available. Email聽 in advance of your visit for more information.
  • Final retrieval of material is set at 3:30 pm.
  • The Beaton Institute is closed when 小猪视频 is closed for holidays or campus closures. If you are planning a visit, please review the Important Dates calendar: /current-students/important-dates/

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