Video now available: Faculty symposium on the future of academic research libraries

Thank you to everyone who attended the McGill Library & Archives’ Faculty symposium on the future of research libraries! We received lots of positive feedback from audience members who enjoyed the breadth and depth of the themes explored. The individual remarks, panel
Book cover, Alberto Manguel's Curiosity

Informal talk with Alberto Manguel now online

by Ann Vroom, Chair, Friends of the McGill Library It was a sold-out crowd at the Friends of the Library evening March 12, 2015 at our event On Reading, Writing and Fiddling with Words: an Informal Talk with Alberto Manguel. 
Redpath Library Building, Old McGill Yearbook, 1962

March 18: Faculty symposium on the future of academic research libraries

McGill Library and Archives is proud to be hosting McGill’s first ever (to our knowledge) Faculty symposium on the future of academic research libraries. Our visionary speakers have over 100 years of collective knowledge and leadership expertise within the fields
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On Reading, Writing and Fiddling with Words: An Informal Talk with Alberto Manguel

On Thursday, March 12 at 6pm in Rare Books & Special Collections (McLennan Library Building – 4th floor), join McGill University Library & Archives and the Friends of the Library for this special talk as we celebrate the publication of Meetings with Books:
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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

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

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…
“Redpath Library Building” by Sarah Severson is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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

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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