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Library Update from Dean Colleen Cook

Architectural detail on Redpath Library Building

Dear Friends of the Library, The 2020-2021 academic year was one for the books in more ways than we can count here at the McGill Library. After completing a full year under these exceptional circumstances, I want to take a …

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The student face of Library services

Helen Qin in the Digitization Lab

By Steven Spodek, Development and Alumni Relations Officer, McGill Library Student employees are actively involved in the McGill Library. From digitizing cultural heritage materials, organizing archival collections, and researching artwork to writing news stories and social media posts, and acting as information assistants. Student hires are …

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Student Spotlight: Nikolas Lamarre at the McGill University Archives

Nikolas Lamarre with archival materials from McGill.

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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Student Spotlight: Rowan Grice at the Marvin Duchow Music Library

Rowan Grice working with AV equipment

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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Giving Thanks: Recognizing student society support at the Library

There are a lot of things to be thankful for at McGill Library. As we celebrate the Thanksgiving Day long weekend, we’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the priceless support we receive each and every year from our …

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Stories, Stats & Surveys: Recognizing student society support of the Library

Student worker Alyanna Jamal

The Library constantly explores new and innovative ways to be more responsive, reliable and timely in the development and delivery of our services and resources. One of the ways that we grow services to meet user needs is by partnering …

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Eight helpful links to help you navigate the McGill Library

Welcome to the McGill Library and Archives! Drawing on almost two centuries worth of resources, the Library has accumulated one of the largest and most unique collections in North America. We offer access to over 5 million print volumes and journals, 2.3 …

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Study Space Spotlight: The Cyberthèque

When it comes to studying for exams or polishing off final assignments, McGill’s diverse students need different spaces to meet their own preferred atmospheres and habits. Study Space Spotlight highlights some of the unique study areas the Library branches have to …

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Study Space Spotlight: The Octagon Room

When it comes to studying for exams or polishing off final assignments, McGill’s diverse students need different spaces to meet their own preferred atmospheres and habits. Study Space Spotlight highlights some of the unique study areas the Library branches have to …

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Trivia Night celebrates digitization of 10,000 student publications

Three dozen students, faculty and staff divided into teams, donned their thinking caps and converged in the Faculty Club on September 21 for a Trivia Night launching the Library’s digitization of approximately 10,000 past editions of McGill’s student newspapers. “These student …

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