Contact the Canadian Automotive Museum



99 Simcoe Street South
Central Oshawa, ON, L1H 4G7

(905) 576-1222

Since 1963 the Canadian Automotive Museum has preserved and shared the history of the Canadian automotive industry.

Automotive Library

The Canadian Automotive Museum Library contains Canadian automotive brochures, publications, and manuals. 

Canadian Automotive Research Library

One of the Canadian Automotive Museum's librarians working in the Library.

Starting in 2015 the Canadian Automotive Research Library is undergoing a major reorganization with the assistance of a grant from the Documentary Heritage Communities Program of Library and Archives Canada and support from the Oshawa Public Libraries (OPL). This project is expected to be completed by the end of 2018 with a goal of making the materials publicly accessible through the OPL online catalague.

The CAM maintains a collection of Canadian-specific automotive materials including manuals, brochures, advertisements, and photographs. Materials date from the early 1900s to early 2000s. 

The Oshawa Public Libraries also maintain a large collection of automotive manuals from the 1950s -1990s. These materials can be requested through the circulation desk at the downtown Oshawa McLaughlin Branch.

Library inquiries should be sent to