Paul Gross and Kimberley Rampersad leaning over a Rare Book.

King Lear from Page to Stage: Shakespeare Lecture 2023

A familial story of legacy, loyalty and loss, King Lear is perhaps Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, and one of the greatest challenges he presents. On January 18, 2023, director Kimberley Rampersad and actor Paul Gross discussed their vision for the 2023 Stratford Festival …

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McGill Library: Wiley Open Access Deal

Starting January 15, 2023, McGill-affiliated corresponding authors will have the option to make their work open access for no cost in Wiley’s hybrid journals. Review the list of eligible titles (XLS will download). Note this deal does not apply to …

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cipher wheel

A Cipher Wheel of your very own!

We know, we know, just what you always wanted! We are happy to help. The exhibition News and Novel Sensations, now on view in the McLennan Library Building, explores the Victorian-era newspaper phenomenon called “The Agony Columns.” Characterized by anonymity, …

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Foregound: toy theatre from McGill's rare and special collections. background Rare Books Reading Room.

A rare toy theatre remix

It’s a most magical time of year where the young and young at heart express gratitude, reflect on the year gone by, get in touch with family and friends, and celebrate the hope the new year brings. Once again, our …

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Year in Review: Most searched & borrowed titles of 2022

Did you know that Library’s electronic resources are available to you, 24/7 from anywhere in the world? Articles, e-books, e-journals, newspapers, databases – you name it, we probably have it and McGill students, faculty, and staff members have access to it all. …

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Quiet pods in the McLennan-Redpath Complex. Funded by PGSS.

Student society support inspires generosity & creates positive change at the Library

This Giving Tuesday, the Library wishes to acknowledge the incredible support that student societies have given towards improving library services, collections, and spaces at McGill. Student employment. Extended hours. Quiet pods. Open education resources. Reading nooks. 3D printers. Destress zones. Laptop lending kiosks. Video recording …

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Laying the groundwork: what really goes into the making of a library?

Mary Yearl, Head Librarian, Osler Library of the History of Medicine lire la version française The library that Sir William Osler bequeathed to the Medical Faculty of McGill University was curated with intent. The original library did not consist simply …

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Colour and Cards – the Foundations of Tuck & Sons

Jacquelyn Sundberg, Outreach Librarian lire la version française Colour. For graphic designers and publishers today, colour is a crucial choice for every project, laying the groundwork for the tone of a publication. In the early days of postcards and colour …

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“Groundwork” of a Different Kind

Alexis Janssen, McGill Visual Arts Collection Museum Database Assistant lire la version française This work, which is on view in the Visible Storage Gallery of the McLennan Library, is part of a series created by Montreal-based artist Sylvia Safdie that …

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Female figures as shown in three medieval and early modern textsvfrom different regions of the world: Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia

Research awards at the Osler Library for the History of Medicine

Each year the Osler Library offers a number of awards and travel grants to local and international historians, physicians, graduate and post-doctoral students, and independent scholars whose research touches upon the history of medicine. From now through 6 January 2023, …

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