The Research Commons turns one

The Research Commons is an exciting, technology-enhanced, collaborative space located in the Redpath Library Building. It brings together services and resources to support McGill students, faculty, staff and researchers and provides spaces, support, and equipment for incorporating cutting-edge technology into research
A tiny (60mm) book from our Sheila R. Bourke collection of children's literature! | Biography of eminent persons: alphabetically arranged | with portraits from drawings by Alfred Mills | London: printed for Darton, Harvey & Darton and J. Harris, 1814 | Sheila R. Bourke Collection PZ6 B56 1814 |

McGill_Rare Instagram: Revealing matchless treasures to a global community

February 19 marks the one year anniversary of the McGill_Rare Instagram account.  365 days and over 3,300 followers later, this social media initiative, started by four McGill librarians, continues to develop an online following made up of bibliophiles and people
Hedgehog Stamp, Guernsey, 1994.

Every Stamp a Story: Exhibition Opening & Lecture

January 12, 2017 Lecture by David M. Lank CM, F.R.S.A., F.R.C.G.S. In its first event of the year, the Friends of the McGill Library presented David Lank, Director Emeritus of the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies at McGill, who gave

3D printing 101 – an introduction

Written by: Chantal Petgrave, 3D Printing peer tutor, Humanities & Social Sciences Library (BA, Industrial Relations, class of 2018) Have you ever been sitting in Research Commons Room B and heard a mechanical tittering sound, only to look up and

2016 year in review: digital collections

In 2016, the McGill Library launched three new digital collections: Islamic Lithographs, Wilder Penfield’s fonds and McGill University theses and dissertations. These interdisciplinary projects bring together primary source books, prints, photographs, letters, drawings, research and scholarly works that date as far

Friend of the Year award presented to the Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation

On December 1st, 2016, The Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation was presented with the Friends of the McGill Library’s Friend of the Year award at their Annual General Meeting. The foundation was named for an extraordinary couple who, counting 7 McGill
Strathcona Memorial Stained Glass Window, 1922, Percy E. Nobbs and George T. Hyde, Bromsgrove Guild, Leeds. Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building.

ROAAr comes together to Remember

        La version française suit Introduction In September 2016, the McGill Library brought its four rare collection units—Rare Books & Special Collections, the Osler Library of the History of Medicine, the Visual Art Collection, and Archives &
Frederick Wigle, Old McGill Yearbook, 1936, page 202.

McGill, Montreal and beyond at the MUA

By Jean-Marc Tremblay, Archivist, McGill University Archives La version française suit In an increasingly fast-paced digital world, the McGill University Archives (MUA) is an invaluable resource for those looking to take a step back and voyage through the annals of
Snapshots of Osler at the bedside: Auscultation, c. 1895. Osler Library Photo Collection.

Bringing the World to the Osler and the Osler to the World

By Andie Tomlinson, Archival Assistant, Osler Library of the History of Medicine & MISt Candidate 2017 La version française suit History is on every shelf at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine. Located on the third floor of
Jeffry Archer profile shot

Jeffry Archer appointed Associate Dean, User Services

The McGill Library and Archives is pleased to welcome Jeffry Archer as the new Associate Dean, User Services, on a four-year term effective January 3, 2017. “Jeffry will be an incredible asset to the entire McGill community. Throughout his career,
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