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An invitation: WWI Vernissage & special talk with Dr. Desmond Morton

Can’t attend on the 25th? Catch both exhibits during opening hours in the McLennan Library Building from February 26 – June 15, 2015. Exhibit information for We will remember them: The No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill) in the First World
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Recent public lecture given by Alberto Manguel now available online

On Tuesday, October 14, at 6pm in the Birks Reading Room, McGill visiting scholar Alberto Manguel gave a special public lecture titled “Sherlock Holmes in Buenos Aires: Borges & the detective story”. The lecture can now be viewed on the
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Happy Holidays! Joyeuses Fêtes!

The Library is closed for the holidays from Thursday, December 25, 2014 through Sunday, January 4, 2015, inclusive. All branches will open on Monday, January 5, 2015. Until then…
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What does the Library of the 21st century look like to you?

The McGill Library is conducting a feasibility study to examine the research, teaching and learning needs of the community. We are currently at the tail end of the first phase of this 6-9 month study. The architectural firms of Shepley Bulfinch
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Library & Archives events & exhibits commemorating the centenary of the First World War

Over the course of the 2014-15 academic year, McGill University Library & Archives has scheduled several special events and exhibits to commemorate  the centenary of the First World War. Special event McGill’s illuminated Book of Remembrance digitized and on display
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Celebrating a quarter century of support: an interview with Friends of the Library Chair Cecil Rabinovitch

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Friends of the Library of McGill University. In 1989, a small group of Montrealers met in support of the Library’s mission.   Some were McGill graduates, many were not, but
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McGill Library welcomes distinguished writer and scholar Alberto Manguel

By: Steven Spodek, Development Officer, McGill Library Alberto Manguel, distinguished author and scholar, is spending the fall 2014 semester at the McGill Library as Scholar in Residence. Manguel is one of the world’s great writers and readers. He is a member
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Practicum Pause: an interview with Diana DiFrancesco

During the winter 2014 semester, the McGill Library welcomed 5 practicum students from the McGill School of Information Studies (SIS). The SIS website outlines the practicum experience as a 3 credit academic elective course in which master’s-level students participate in field practice under
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Osler Library of the History of Medicine acquires two extremely rare incunabula books by Champier

By: Christopher Lyons, Head of the Osler Library Thanks to an anonymous gift, the Osler Library has acquired two extremely rare incunabula books published in 1498 and c. 1500 for our collection.  These were written by Dr. Symphorien Champier (c.1471-1539), a
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McGill’s John Peters Humphrey’s legacy work, original draft of Declaration of Human Rights, featured at Canadian Museum of Human Rights Grand Opening & exhibit

By: Lori Podolsky, Acting University Archivist, McGill University Archives In Winnipeg, on Friday, September 20th, 2014, the Canadian Museum of Human Rights (CMHR) opens its doors up to the world. McGill University Archives (MUA) is honoured to play a small
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