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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,

Fiat Lux – Reimagining the McGill Library

When Redpath Hall, McGill’s first dedicated library, was originally built, the words “FIAT LUX” adorned the entablature above the entrance. These words, Latin for “let there be light,” embody the concept of illumination as knowledge, a motto as timely today

McGill is moving closer to the library of the future


By Doug Sweet,  Director, Internal Communication, McGill University. Originally published June 2, 2015 in the McGill Reporter. Reproduced with permission. They are the places where minds meet, says Trenholme Dean of Libraries Colleen Cook, and McGill’s are in serious need

Video now available: Faculty symposium on the future of academic research libraries

Thank you to everyone who attended the McGill Library & Archives’ Faculty symposium on the future of research libraries! We received lots of positive feedback from audience members who enjoyed the breadth and depth of the themes explored. The individual remarks, panel

March 18: Faculty symposium on the future of academic research libraries

Redpath Library Building, Old McGill Yearbook, 1962

McGill Library and Archives is proud to be hosting McGill’s first ever (to our knowledge) Faculty symposium on the future of academic research libraries. Our visionary speakers have over 100 years of collective knowledge and leadership expertise within the fields

What does the Library of the 21st century look like to you?

“Redpath Library Building” by Sarah Severson is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

The McGill Library is conducting a feasibility study to examine the research, teaching and learning needs of the community. We are currently at the tail end of the first phase of this 6-9 month study. The architectural firms of Shepley Bulfinch

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