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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

Out of the Archive: Bringing the John Peters Humphrey Collection into the classroom

By Prof.  Laura Madokoro, Department of History and Classical Studies John Peters Humphrey’s name is often invoked in studies of the history of human rights in Canada. During his time as an international civil servant, Humphrey contributed to the drafting of the Universal

Celebrate the launch of our new Research Commons on March 30

  Welcome to the next generation of Library technology at McGill University! After months of preparations and consultation, we are excited to officially christen our new Research Commons with a launch-day celebration on March 30 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. — With the dawn

Spotlight on philanthropy

The McGill Library and Archives is a hub of knowledge, culture and communication. Philanthropy supports acquisitions, teaching and learning and library events throughout the year. Donor support plays an important role in our success and our supporters are as diverse as

Study Space Spotlight: The Cyberthèque

When it comes to studying for exams or polishing off final assignments, McGill’s diverse students need different spaces to meet their own preferred atmospheres and habits. Study Space Spotlight highlights some of the unique study areas the Library branches have to

Study Space Spotlight: The Octagon Room

When it comes to studying for exams or polishing off final assignments, McGill’s diverse students need different spaces to meet their own preferred atmospheres and habits. Study Space Spotlight highlights some of the unique study areas the Library branches have to

Five fantastic exhibits currently on display throughout the McGill Library

This December, come experience some of the exquisite exhibits currently on display at the McGill Library. See stunning and historic items from McGill’s unieque collections, from 16th century volumes on the history of Jewish law to the dresses that highlight the role of germ theory

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

Trivia Night celebrates digitization of 10,000 student publications

Three dozen students, faculty and staff divided into teams, donned their thinking caps and converged in the Faculty Club on September 21 for a Trivia Night launching the Library’s digitization of approximately 10,000 past editions of McGill’s student newspapers. “These student

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