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Then in Now: McLennan-Redpath Over Time

Colour photograph of McLennan-Redpath Terrace with overlay of black and white archival photo of same location.

Throughout the day-to-day of classes, studying, exams, and papers, it’s easy to forget that countless McGill students have walked these halls and gathered on this terrace over the course of the Library’s long history. This new series of digital collages …

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200 Reasons to Give to McGill Library

Student Alisa Nosova wearing a mask and a red McGill24 hat standing in Library stacks with a cut-out that says "J'aime McGill".

McGill24, the University’s annual day of giving, is back Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Over a 24-hour period, donations will be made around the world with the aim of impacting current and future McGillians. Everyone has a unique reason for giving …

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McGill Students, Our Forever Reason

Students wearing masks and red McGill24 hats standing in front of the Library.

By Colleen Cook, Trenholme of Libraries, McGill Library McGill24, the University’s annual day of giving, is back Wednesday, March 9, 2022. This year, as we celebrate 200 years of McGill, we’re also looking at our why. Everyone has a unique reason …

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Everyday heroes from our pandemic year

Thumbnails of Library staff in their home offices.

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

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

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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Let’s feast! Modern takes on rare recipes

Close up of gold cover of "Mrs. Beeton's Everyday Cookery and Housekeeping Book"

Today’s Library staff cooking challenge illustrated just one of the myriad creative ways that Library collections can be brought to life! McGill’s Rare Books and Special Collections is home to around 3,000 cookbooks dating from the early 19th through to the …

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What difference will you make? McGill24 2020

Group of Library staff members holding up McGill flags and signs that say "#McGill24"

McGill24, the University’s fifth annual day of giving is almost here! On Wednesday, March 11, donations will be made around the world with the aim of impacting the current and future McGill community. If we all come together for a …

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Trenholme Dean of Libraries gets in the McGill24 spirit year after year

Dean Colleen Cook wearing a red McGill24 hat, holding a red McGill24 poster.

McGill24, The 5th instalment of McGill University’s annual day of giving is coming up on Wednesday, March 11. In 2019, the Library raised nearly $55K from over 200 generous donors. We are extremely thankful to everyone who participated, either with …

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Library staff reveal their McGill Moments | McGill24 2019

Image of McGill staff holding archival flags/ promotional materials

                    McGill24, the University’s fourth annual day of giving is almost here. On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the international McGill community will come together in a celebration of McGill Moments. Giving on that …

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Memories (and memorabilia) for McGill’s next generation

Archival McGill memorabilia, including flags

McGill24, the University’s annual day of giving is coming up on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Over a 24-hour period, donations will be made around the world with the aim of impacting a new crop of students and researchers. This year’s …

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