About Us

The only library specialized in college-level education in Quebec



The Centre de documentation collégiale (CDC) was created in 1990 when the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Science took over the extensive collection of documents developed since 1970 by the Centre d’animation, de développement et de recherche en enseignement (CADRE). Management of the CDC was then assumed by Cégep André-Laurendeau, and the CDC became the new custodian of this heritage resource while pursuing the development of a research collection in the field of college education. Since 2016, the CDC has been sharing its collection through an open archive called EDUQ.info which replaces the «Regard library catalog» we had before.


Our Mission

The mission of the Centre de documentation collégiale (CDC) is to collect, retain, process, disseminate, and promote a collection of documents specialized in education so as to meet the needs of the various stakeholders in the college network.

Our mandate is to provide our services to all public and private English and French Cegeps and colleges in Quebec.

The CDC manages ÉDUQ, the open archive of the Quebec college network, which collects, retains, and disseminates documents about teaching, learning, and institutional development in Quebec’s Cegeps and colleges.

To fulfill its mission, the CDC staff has adopted the following strategic orientations for 2014‒2019:

  1. Ensure completeness of the documentary heritage owned by the CDC
  2. Increase the use and interactivity of the services offered by the CDC
  3. Enhance the impact of the CDC

These services are subsidized by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur.


Contributing Partners

The CDC’s specialized and unique collection largely consists of pedagogical and institutional publications produced in the college network (public and private colleges, the Fédération des cégeps, and college, higher-education, or ministerial associations and organizations).

As contributing partners, you systematically submit your interesting publications to the CDC. In exchange, the CDC promotes your documents by disseminating them by means of a user-friendly, open archive, and conserving them to ensure their longevity.

For a list of contributing partners and their collections, consult the List of Communities in ÉDUQ.

To become contributing partner, contact us.


Our Publications

College Documentation Bulletin

The CDC periodically publishes the College Documentation Bulletin. For more information, see the Bulletin section on the Ressources page. To access the published issues, go to the CDC Bulletin Collection in ÉDUQ.

CDC Newsletter

To get all the latest information about the Centre de documentation collégiale, subscribe to our newsletter.

In the CDC newsletter, you’ll find :

  • an exclusive look at what’s new
  • tips and advice for your documentary research
  • news about upcoming issues of the College Documentation Bulletin, and
  • other interesting news

To search and read previous issues of CDC newsletters, go to the News page.

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Collection Development Policy

To create a collection that meets the needs of the network and is in keeping with its mandate, the CDC has a Collection Development Policy. The purpose of this policy is to ensure the specificity, relevance, and cohesion of its collection. It also defines the selection criteria and main areas covered by the collection.

To read the policy, click here: Collection Development Policy.

Loan Policy

Document loan at the CDC is governed by a policy to ensure the quality of services (loan, renewal) in accordance with its mandate.

Please consult Modalités d’accès aux ressources documentaires du CDC.


Contact Us

Contact Information

Centre de documentation collégiale
1111 Lapierre Street
LaSalle, Quebec
H8N 2J4


Information, Loans, and Help with Documentation Research
Email : info@cdc.qc.ca
Telephone : 514-364-3327 Ext. 3 (or Ext. 4, to Leave a message)

Isabelle Laplante, Librarian
514-364-3327 Ext. 1


Karine Bohm, Librarian
514-364-3327 Ext. 2


Nassima Boudi, Documentation technician
514-364-3327 Ext. 3


Business Hours

Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please make an appointment before you visit the CDC.

How to get there

The CDC is located at the Carrefour de l’information et des médias (the library) of Cégep André-Laurendeau (Room 3.465). Enter the building at door number 4 (Théâtre Desjardins), take the escalator to the third floor. The library entrance is to your right. At the circulation desk, ask for the CDC.


You must pay for parking at the pay station and place the voucher on the dashboard of your car at all times.