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We miss you, McGillians

Dear McGillians, In the great tradition of letter-writing, we’re penning this one to you because it has been almost a year since we’ve seen you and we miss you. And it’s not just us. Our spaces and collections miss you …

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#ColourOurCollections 2021 edition

Grab your crayons, coloured pencils, or your paints! We’ve got six new colouring sheets from our ROAAr special collections ready for you to print. Share your finished work to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, and tagging us (#McGillRarebooks or #OslerLibrary or …

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Coming in March 2021…

A is for anatomy, alphabet and AMAZE: A McGill A-Z Experience. In 2020, the McGill Library put together a truly remarkable book – AMAZE; a McGill A-Z Experience. With visual treats and moveable surprises at the turn of every page, …

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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

9 square thumbnails of Library staff in their home offices

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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Dogs of the McGill Library

Large dog in field of grass

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

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

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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Theodore A. Harris’ “The Long Dream, After Richard Wright” and the Activists in Our Collections

Philadelphia-based artist, Theodore Harris, insists on the power of visual art to reveal diverse perspectives, speaking of our collective past, present, and future in a contentiously shared world.  Presenting as keynote at Culture Shock, a yearly event co-hosted by The …

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Let’s Feast! Historical Cooking Challenge

In March the library staff took on the challenge of cooking from historical recipes (read about it here). Adapting historical measurements and ingredients proved to be great fun. Now we throw that challenge out to you. Choose a recipe, make …

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Wonderfully Eccentric: Sir Jacob Epstein’s Portrait of Ellen Ballon

By Elsa Hetletvedt, Museum Database Assistant, McGill Visual Arts Collection The Bust of Ellen Ballon by Sir Jacob Epstein remains one of McGill’s Visual Arts Collection’s most captivating sculptures. Instead of smooth marble skin and soft drapery that is typical …

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