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Celebrating science! Science Literacy Week @ McGill, September 18 to 24

Science Literacy Week is a Canada-wide, week-long blitz of science-based activities from coast-to-coast. 2017 will mark McGill’s third year running of participation with events on both campuses geared towards the McGill community and general public of all ages. This year’s partners on campus are

Visualizing Montreal and McGill with Historypin

C.O.T.C Training on McGill Campus

By Sarah Severson, Assistant Librarian and Coordinator, Digital Library Services Walking around Montreal it’s easy to get lost in the past looking at all the old buildings. What if you could search for a place on a map and click to see

McGill Book Fair needs your help!

McGill Book Fair

Public Service Announcement from the McGill Book Fair: We are looking for contributions of lightly-used books in all categories, from Art to Zoology and almost everything in between. The exceptions to this are magazines, journals and encyclopedias.  In the decades

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

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

Library Pride ~ Fierté Bibliothèque

The McGill Library strives to be a safe place of inclusion where people of all stripes can come together in the pursuit of knowledge. We embrace the LGBTQ community and openness in general as a core value. As part of this year’s Pride

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

Out of the Archives: Tracing the construction of the McLennan-Redpath complex

If you’ve been to the downtown McGill campus this summer, you’d be hard pressed to miss the unmistakable sights, sounds and even smells of construction. Dozens of workers and mammoth machines are currently toiling away on Sherbrooke and McTavish as part

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