ROAAr Book Club

We invite you to join the ROAAr virtual book club. Come with a coffee and take part in the conversation, connect with other book lovers and get insight into some of the treasures of the ROAAr collections. We invite you to connect, unmute, and appreciate …

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January Screenshare

Click here for instructions on how to download and set zoom and desktop backgrounds. For the type enthusiasts out there, this is a 20th century condensed gothic font. It is a sans-serif, upper and lower case font that includes numerals …

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Top 5 Things To Know About McGill Library

By Alisa Nosova With ever-evolving provincial guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, McGill Library has adapted in many ways to accommodate students virtually.  My name is Alisa, I am a Marketing Assistant at the McGill Library. As a student, I’ve always …

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Chisholm's all round route and panoramic guide of the St. Lawrence, 1870

What’s 150 years old, 11 feet long, and can get you from Grand Rapids to Quebec City in minutes?

C.R. Chisholm & Bros. was a Montreal-based publishing company that specialized in travel guide books as well as maps of Canada and the United States. Chisholm’s all round route panoramic guide of the St. Lawrence is a 150-year-old folded panoramic …

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Virtual Puzzles: Winter fun & a splash of colour to ring in 2021

Outdoor activities are front and center this holiday break. If you are looking for a fun way to stay warm after an afternoon of sledding or skiing, try your hand at solving these jigsaw puzzles featuring vintage images courtesy of …

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Year in Review: Most searched, borrowed, watched titles of 2020

2020 will go down as a year filled with flux and firsts. One of the few things that remained tried and true was that the Library’s electronic resources continued to be available 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Articles, e-books, e-journals, newspapers, …

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Bicentennial sneak peek: student life (and boils!) at the Library

We look forward to a time in the near future when comfy furniture (with CUSHIONS or THREE-INCH PADS!) in sun-filled nooks are back in our spaces for good. More fun library-related bicentennial stories will make their way to you in …

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Large dog in field of grass

Dogs of the McGill Library

Therapy dog visits are an important element of finals season. Because they’re not possible this year, in an attempt to bring joy and comfort into your homes, we’re sharing just some of the dogs of the McGill Library. Consider this …

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Trot away from 2020 with our DIY rare holiday phenakistoscope

This holiday season is unlike any other. As we move into a new (and hopefully better) year, the Library wishes you much peace, rest, and health coupled with lighthearted moments of reflection, joy, and discovery. Once again, we have remixed …

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Bird's-eye-view of exam - 1970s, black and white.

Back to the Future: Exam-themed Zoom backgrounds from the Archives

We know that exams look very different this year. But whether you’re packed into a crowded Zoom room, or an actual room, there are certain things that make exams exams. Late night studying, cue cards, highlighters, pizza delivery, setting two …

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COVID-19 | Latest information

All library branches closed until further notice. Access to e-resources and virtual services continue.
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