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Zoom Backgrounds | McGill Library & More

Birks Windows

Secret study spots, sun-lit nooks, silence in the stacks – we miss it all. Most of all, we miss seeing our users. So we created some library-themed and campus Zoom backgrounds to help the community feel connected while working remotely …

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Student Spotlight: Ianna Breese at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library

Map of the world. Photo by Ianna Breese.

Student employment in the McGill Library benefits the entire McGill community. At almost 100 strong this academic year, McGill Library student workers gain valuable work experience while engaging in academic pursuits.  Student navigators, curatorial interns, special project assistants and student …

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Isabella McLennan & McLennan Travelling Libraries

Close up of writing on McGill Travelling Libraries van.

This is an excerpt from the article entitled “Isabella Christine McLennan” written by Rosemary Turpin. It was first published in Fontanus, Women in the University Issue, Vol 8 (1995). Isabella Christine McLennan, who, in spite of the fact that she …

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3D Printer Saves Button Maker: A Love Story

Buttons from the button maker

By Merika Ramundo, Communications Officer, McGill Library Working in communications at the Library, I am often challenged by tasks that tap into the “other duties as required” part of my job. Most recently, I was faced with finding a replacement …

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Mapping 375 years of progress: rare Montreal maps from 1556-1946

La Terra de Hochelaga nella Nova Francia (1556)

By Margaret Blandford and Greg Houston In celebration of the 375th anniversary of Montreal, McGill Library’s Collection Services is showcasing digitized Montreal rare maps held by the library’s Rare Books and Special Collections from May 15-22, 2017. The maps were …

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Five fantastic exhibits currently on display throughout the McGill Library

This December, come experience some of the exquisite exhibits currently on display at the McGill Library. See stunning and historic items from McGill’s unieque collections, from 16th century volumes on the history of Jewish law to the dresses that highlight the role of germ theory …

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Exhibit | Exposition: An Intellectual Heritage: Rediscovering McGill’s Early Printed Works | Un héritage intellectuel : à la découverte des imprimés anciens de McGill

McLennan Library Building Lobby | Foyer du pavillon McLennan de la Bibliothèque From August 19, 2013 to January 31, 2014 | Du 19 août 2013 au 31 janvier 2014 Curators: Ann-Marie Hansen & Kristin Neel, Inventaires des imprimés anciens au …

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Happy Birthday, McLennan Library!

Today the McLennan Library is 44 years old. It was officially inaugurated on June 6th, 1969. Coming soon to Library Matters: an article on the history of the land the McLennan Library sits on.

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