Since March 13…

…a lot has happened.

Statistics since March 13 regarding different elements of the library.

Circulation, access and service delivery statistics since March 13 of the library. Infographics by Greg Houston.

Library circulation, access and service delivery statistics since physical closure on March 13., 2020. Infographics by Greg Houston.

The Library continues to be here to help.

As we move into the summer months and prepare for the fall, we’d like to acknowledge the incredible work being done by Library staff and the thousands of interactions we’ve had with the community in different online spaces and places around virtual access and service delivery. A big thank you goes out to our users for your support, flexibility, positivity and patience. Remember, even though our physical doors may be closed, you can still:

For more information on services and access at this time visit our FAQ page. If you’d like to know more about what we have been up to, read this recap of Library activities as told by our friends and colleagues at University Advancement.


Curious to know what e-resources McGill students, faculty and staff have accessed the most since March 13? So were we! We dug deeper into our circulation statistics for the answers. Looking for something we don’t have? Suggest a purchase.

5 most accessed databases/e-resource platforms at McGill

  1. PubMed
  2. UpToDate
  3. Web of Science
  4. Scopus
  5. Kanopy

Call me by your name movie poster5 most checked out movies in Kanopy film streaming service

  1. Depression and Anxiety
  2. Vivre sa vie
  3. Call Me By Your Name
  4. I Am Not Your Negro
  5. Small Island, Big Fight

5 most checked-out e-books in McGill OverDrive


How to be an antiracist book cover5 most requested titles in McGill Overdrive  
  1. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
  2. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know (Unabridged) (Audiobook) by Malcolm Gladwell
  3. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  4. How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  5. Normal People : A Novel by Sally Rooney

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