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De-stress this exam season with puppies, games and more at the Library

Feeling the exam studying blues? Struggling under a deluge of term papers? The Library is a great, quiet space full of resources to help you finish off your term on a high note as you cram for your exams or put the

Sanitizing Style Exhibit at Osler Library

The Osler Library of the History of Medicine is currently hosting an exhibit on the impact germs had on fashion in the late 1800’s. “By the 1920’s germ theory had pervaded every aspect of daily life in the Western world. Discovered in

Highlights from the Library’s Science Literacy Week

This September, the Library teamed up with Redpath Museum and Let’s Talk Science McGill to host a series of exciting events as part of McGill’s involvement in Science Literacy Week, a coast-to-coast celebration of everything science. From September 21-27, 2015, members of

McGill is moving closer to the library of the future

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By Doug Sweet,  Director, Internal Communication, McGill University. Originally published June 2, 2015 in the McGill Reporter. Reproduced with permission. They are the places where minds meet, says Trenholme Dean of Libraries Colleen Cook, and McGill’s are in serious need

Osler Library of the History of Medicine acquires two extremely rare incunabula books by Champier

Detail from full page woodcut illustration from the 1498 Dyalogus of Wisdom lecturing fools and the ignorant.

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

Meet me at the terrace.

Circular logo for smoke-free terrace

Used by thousands of people daily, the McLennan-Redpath Terrace is a meeting place and major pathway to the heart of campus. Everyone should be able to enjoy the extraordinary sights and sounds of campus life. That’s why as of Thursday, May 1, 2014, the

Osler temporarily closed for renovations from April – October 2014

Stained glass window, Osler Library of the History of Medicine

  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

A library like no other

Osler Library of the History of Medicine

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,

PGSS Family Collection: creating a welcoming library space for student parents and their children

We may not celebrate Family Day in Quebec but the McGill Library is taking a baby step in helping student parents keep their children happily busy in the Library. Through the PGSS Library Improvement Fund, the Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill

Successful inaugural year for Osler essay contest

By Sabrina Hanna Medical students at McGill today play a key part in the future of health care not only in Quebec, but across the globe. In the legacy and spirit of clinician, humanitarian and teacher William Osler, the Board

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