Blog Archives

Homecoming 2022 | Tours, exhibits, events light up physical & virtual library spaces

Three sisters, Phyllis, Eleanor, and Betty henry receiving their degrees, 1939. PR000240

Make the Library your happy place during Homecoming. Special events, tours, exhibits – our 2022 programming has something for everyone so take advantage of in-person, hybrid and virtual activities that are sure to inspire, educate and (re)connect you with the …

Homecoming 2022 | Tours, exhibits, events light up physical & virtual library spaces Read More »

Enduringly Paw-pular

John McCrae and his dog Bonneau

Trends in dog breed popularity come and go – but our love of dogs is here to stay. July weather brings us into the dog days of summer so we’ll take a moment to explore some canine curiosities and the …

Enduringly Paw-pular Read More »

Mammoth Football! Caption This May 2022

By Labiba Faiza, ROAAr, McGill Library For the month of May, ROAAr’s monthly “Caption This” series put the spotlight on an intriguing photo of people playing a mysterious sport on campus, taken circa 1890.1 A crowd of spectators can be …

Mammoth Football! Caption This May 2022 Read More »

10 McGill Library activities to do with visitors in town for convocation

A crowd of graduates in caps and gowns seen from behind at a ceremony.

It’s that time again! After more than two years of virtual ceremonies and convocation-themed Zoom backgrounds, happy graduates and their families are back on McGill’s beautiful campuses. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of ten fun Library-related things to do …

10 McGill Library activities to do with visitors in town for convocation Read More »

Hats Off to a Football Legacy

two caps on a green background

Lire la version française By Yves Lapointe, Director of Archives Athletics have always been an important part of student life at McGill. These two caps are part of the McGill University Archives Collection, two of many other valuable items documenting …

Hats Off to a Football Legacy Read More »

Rebus Puzzles; A Second L👀k at Visual Riddles

Lire la version française by Jacquelyn Sundberg, Outreach and Special Projects, ROAAr, McGill Library Curiosity, As the 🌲🌲 t of all evils, 🐝ware oh  👩,  Of [temptation] the be🧙‍♀️ing  ch💪 Of curio🏢🏙️🌉🌇; Set 4 rebus cards. 1780. Rare Books and Special Collections, Sheila R. Bourke Collection …

Rebus Puzzles; A Second L👀k at Visual Riddles Read More »

Funny, Isn’t It?

Cartoon entitled "At Work with a Stylus". he McGill Daily Vol. 29 No. 097: March 18, 1940.

By Alisa Nosova, Marketing Assistant, McGill Library When I was in high school I romanticized about what my life would look like in university. I pictured myself walking on campus with books in my hands. I imagined walking through stacks …

Funny, Isn’t It? Read More »

Caption This – Head in the Clouds

woman on a chairlift

By Labiba Faiza, ROAAr, McGill Library On the occasion of International Women’s Day last month, ROAAr shared this image of a woman bravely riding a chairlift at Mount Norquay as a prompt for its Caption-This series. Community members were invited …

Caption This – Head in the Clouds Read More »

Caption This!

Community caption: The Fearsome Three From Jayne Watson-Sevigny This photo from the McGill University Archives is part of the Montreal Parks and Playgrounds fonds – and it is one of many photographs about which we have little information. While often …

Caption This! Read More »

Ephemeral expressions in the Madeleine Parent fonds

The finding aid for the Madeleine Parent fonds is now available on McGill’s Archival Collections Catalogue. The fonds of the labour and social activist holds countless narratives, from Parent’s union work and writings to the history of Canadian unionism. Moreover, …

Ephemeral expressions in the Madeleine Parent fonds Read More »

Library Matters seeks to exchange and encourage ideas, innovations and information from McGill Library staff for our on-campus readers and beyond.

Contact Us!

If you have any questions, comments, or even an idea for a story, let us know!