Enssib intern Elise Breton working with rare materials in Rare Books & Special Collections

A conversation with Enssib student-intern Élise Breton

From February 3rd to May 2nd, McGill’s Rare Books & Special Collections (RBSC) welcomed Élise Breton, a student from l’École nationale supérieure des sciences de l’information et des bibliothèques (Enssib) in Lyons, France.  Communications Officer Merika Ramundo sat down with
The history of Whittington and his cat. London : Ryle and Co., [between 1846 and 1859]

McGill’s Chapbook Collection: Discover tiny treasures online or on-site

Some are the size of a “stickie note” while others fit into the palm of your hand. All are small, rare, materials that make up McGill Library’s Chapbooks Collection.  What are chapbooks? Chapbooks are small in size and number of
Stained glass window, Osler Library of the History of Medicine

Osler temporarily closed for renovations from April – October 2014

  A major renovation of the McIntyre Medical Building’s HVAC infrastructure is underway. This project, funded through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, involves extensive roof work directly above the Osler Library as well as a replacement of the heating, ventilation and
Drawing of a woman reading. Old McGill, 1931.

The Status of Women at McGill in 1931

International Women’s Day is on March 8th. The theme for 2014 is Inspiring Change. To quote the site: Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of
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Michael Ondaatje to deliver the 2014 Hugh MacLennan Memorial Lecture

The Friends of the McGill Library present the annual Hugh MacLennan Memorial Lecture featuring award-winning author Michael Ondaatje Lecture topic: Mongrel art: A discussion of literature and its neighbours Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 5:30pm Maxwell-Cohen Moot Court, 3660 Peel St. Limited seating. RSVP
Fontanus cover excerpt

Fontanus, Vol 13 (2013) now available online

  “Founded in 1988, Fontanus: from the collections of McGill University, was conceived as an annual scholarly journal edited and produced by McGill Librarians. The primary purpose of Fontanus is to showcase the University Library’s extensive rare and special collections through in-depth
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McGill Library and Archives Fun Facts

No. 3 Hospital

World War I remembered

Over the course of World War I, 3,059 McGill men enlisted in the active forces. Of those, 363 lost their lives and 791 decorations were awarded, including two Victoria Crosses. Women, not eligible for the active forces, also contributed in
Flat bed scanner

The digital revolution

Digitization is changing how students, academics and the general public interact with materials stored in the McGill Library. About 25% of these rare holdings are unique items that deserve to made more accessible to a wider audience. McGill is now
Osler Library of the History of Medicine

A library like no other

Sir William Osler was a true medical pioneer. Over the course of his distinguished career as a physician, professor, author, and bibliophile at McGill, the University of Pennsylvania, and Johns Hopkins, and as Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University,
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