Finding the University : new research guides for institutional histories

To support more inclusive histories of McGill University, we have started to develop a series of institutional history research guides aimed at simplifying access to primary source material relating to the University’s establishment and its first 100 years.

QUIZ THAT SO?!

New Game Now Live How well do you know McGill history? When did the first female astrophysicist make waves at McGill? Who was the “Man of Bronze? Take on the Quiz That So challenge and find out those answers and more. With the …

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Renowned author Louise Penny with Donald Walcot at the 2018 MacLennan Lecture

Welcome message from new Friends of the McGill Library Chair, Donald Walcot

Greetings, My name is Donald Walcot and I am very privileged to be this year’s Chair of the Friends of the McGill Library, a wonderful organization that I have had a long affiliation with, working closely with three exceptional Deans …

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Now available: ACUP/eBOUND Canadian University Presses Ebooks published prior to 2014

Until recently, McGill University had access to all of the Canadian university presses titles from 2014 and onward. Access to these titles is made available by the Association of Canadian University Presses (ACUP) via eBOUND on the Ontario Council of …

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March 2020 to March 2021…some stats

It has been a year unlike any other. But no less busy. Library stats from March 2020 to March 2021 show how we pivoted. We did our best to reach out through the computer screen and connect McGillians with Library …

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Thumbnails of Library staff in their home offices.

Everyday heroes from our pandemic year

Since mid-March 2020, though we have not always physically been in Library spaces, we have still been there. We have been there for McGill’s hardworking and adaptable students, for teaching faculty getting used to a new remote reality, and for …

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Dean Colleen Cook over Zoom in a red McGill24 t-shirt smiling and waving.

Near or far, Dean Colleen Cook champions #McGill24 year after year

This has been a year for the (e)books. But whether near or far, in person or remote, Trenholme Dean of Libraries Colleen Cook has led the Library’s cheering squad for McGill’s day of giving year in and year out. She …

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Puzzles to make you pause

Spring break, reading week, study break – whatever it means to you, it’s important to take a pause from assignments, deadlines, and Zoom meetings. With no formal academic activities scheduled during the first week of March, this is YOUR time …

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February Screenshare

Scroll to the end for instructions on how to download and set zoom and desktop backgrounds. We have the privilege of rediscovering our collections through the eyes of researchers like Dr. Charmaine Nelson, art historian and scholar of Black Canadian …

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Cast on Something New

  Manuscript Cowl, Pattern by Kristen Howard, and the illuminated Manuscript initial that inspired it. This week we had a different kind of event at ROAAr: Rare Stitches: Knitting Inspired by Illuminated Manuscripts with Dr. Kristen Howard. Knitters and book …

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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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