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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

Toasting Judy Kolonics and John Cunningham on their retirement

On Thursday, May 5, 2016, the McGill Library came together to toast Judy Kolonics and John Cunningham as they prepare to kick up their feet and head into well-earned and restful retirement. Throughout their more than 80 years of combined experience, Judy

Seven useful links from around the McGill Library

Welcome to the McGill Library, Art and Archives! Drawing on almost two centuries 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,

The Friends of the Library present Jonathan Kay’s “Journalism’s New (Unlikely) Golden Age”

The McGill Friends of the Library present the 2015 F.R. Scott Lecture featuring Jonathan Kay Jonathan Kay, Editor-In-Chief of The Walrus Magazine, will be speaking at this year’s Friends of the Library F.R. Scott Lecture on December 8 . Mr.

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