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McGill_Rare Instagram: Revealing matchless treasures to a global community

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 |

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

Every Stamp a Story: Exhibition Opening & Lecture

Hedgehog Stamp, Guernsey, 1994.

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

ROAAr comes together to Remember

Strathcona Memorial Stained Glass Window, 1922, Percy E. Nobbs and George T. Hyde, Bromsgrove Guild, Leeds. Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building.

        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 &

McGill, Montreal and beyond at the MUA

Frederick Wigle, Old McGill Yearbook, 1936, page 202.

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

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

Snapshots of Osler at the bedside: Auscultation, c. 1895. Osler Library Photo Collection.

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

Library abuzz with activity for Open House & Homecoming 2016

McGill Open House, 1959. Old McGill Yearbook.

The Library & Archives have planned a great mix of activities, events and initiatives for Homecoming (Thursday October 27 – Sunday, October 30) and Open House (Sunday, October 30, 2016). Discuss the future of the Library & Archives with Dean Cook,

Eight helpful links to help you navigate the McGill Library

Welcome to the McGill Library and Archives! Drawing on almost two centuries worth of resources, the Library has accumulated one of the largest and most unique collections in North America. We offer access to over 5 million print volumes and journals, 2.3

Last Dance in Shediac: Reminiscing on the life and work of Molly and Bruno Bobak

by Daisy Charles, McGill Visual Arts Collection  On Tuesday, May 9th 2016 the Friends of the Library welcomed author Anny Scoones to read from her recently published memoir Last Dance in Shediac: Memories of Mum, Molly Lamb Bobak. This was

Revisiting the smoke-free terrace two years later

On May 1, 2016, we celebrated the two-year anniversary of the smoke-free policy for the McLennan-Redpath terrace, a pioneering initiative to create a healthier, cleaner learning environment for McGill students. Implemented with campus-wide support at the student, faculty and administration levels, the initiative designated

Collection Services bids adieu to quartet with celebratory send-off

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, the McGill Library raised a glass to toast four integral members of the Collection Services family as they prepare to head into well-deserved retirement. Representing a combined experience of over 150 years, the quartet of Maria de

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