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Stephen Leacock’s “The Need for Dormitories at McGill” (1920)

Detail, cover Cover image, “McGill Students’ Residences” issued by the Publicity Committee of the McGill Centennial Endowment Campaign, 1920_c.4_B0032_f.6_McGill Students’ Residences, McGill University Archives.

Just in time for Parents Tent and Residence Move-in Weekend, enjoy this short piece entitled “The Need for Dormitories at McGill” by Stephen Leacock (1869-1944), comedic writer, lecturer, and professor in McGill’s Department of Economics and Political Science. Reprinted from “McGill Students’ Residences”

Karis Shearer awarded Raymond Klibansky Research Travel Grant

The McGill Library welcomes Dr. Karis Shearer to our Rare Books and Special Collections reading room! Dr. Shearer is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan campus) where she directs

Isabella McLennan & McLennan Travelling Libraries

Close up of writing on McGill Travelling Libraries van.

This is an excerpt from the article entitled “Isabella Christine McLennan” written by Rosemary Turpin. It was first published in Fontanus, Women in the University Issue, Vol 8 (1995). Isabella Christine McLennan, who, in spite of the fact that she

Library staff reveal their McGill Moments | McGill24 2019

Image of McGill staff holding archival flags/ promotional materials

                    McGill24, the University’s fourth annual day of giving is almost here. On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the international McGill community will come together in a celebration of McGill Moments. Giving on that

Having Fun in Hallowed Halls : ROAAr Story Time is a Hit!

As a liaison librarian, I am relatively accustomed to asking complex, sometimes laborious, questions of library patrons. There was a slight change in the questions I found myself asking last week, however. Instead of asking if one would prefer to

Making Library Magic Happen Everyday

Help written in snow outside McLennan-Redpath

The McGill Library supports teaching, learning, and research activity at McGill University. We receive over 2.5 million visits annually, and millions more visits online and offer rich collections, wide-ranging information resources, innovative services and attractive, comfortable facilities. We strive to

Celebrating three years of the Michele Larose-Osler Library Artist-in-Residence Programme

Details of notes and drawings created during the residency. Credit: Caroline Boileau, 2018.

  On 7 February 2019, the Osler Library will host a vernissage to mark the opening of an exhibit by 2018 Larose-Osler Artist-in-Residence Caroline Boileau, “Corps qui hantent d’autres corps.” Boileau is the third artist selected for the residency, and

Stories, Stats & Surveys: Recognizing student society support of the Library

Student worker Alyanna Jamal

The Library constantly explores new and innovative ways to be more responsive, reliable and timely in the development and delivery of our services and resources. One of the ways that we grow services to meet user needs is by partnering

RSC Meeting at McGill October 22-26, 2018

RDA feature image

By Joseph Hafner, Associate Dean, Collection Services The McGill University Library is pleased to be hosting the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) for one of their fall in-person meetings. RDA (Resources Description and Access) is The publishers are the American Library

McGill Little Free Libraries: A Story of Serendipity

McGill Little Free Library at the Gault Estate in Mont-Saitn-Hilaire. Photo: Charles Normandin

One word – serendipity. In 2015, I submitted a proposal entitled McGill NooX (“Neighbourhood Book Exchange”) to be considered for funding through the Library’s Innovation Fund. On paper, the McGill NooX project involved a collaboration between McGill students, faculty, staff,

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