We miss you, McGillians

Dear McGillians,

In the great tradition of letter-writing, we’re penning this one to you because it has been almost a year since we’ve seen you and we miss you.

And it’s not just us. Our spaces and collections miss you too. The carrels and puzzle stations, the book displays and seed library, the Octagon Room and McLennan-Redpath Terrace, the Tranquility Zone and Visible Storage Gallery, the Mac Campus Library eZone, Rare Books and Special Collections, the Birks Reading Room, music practice rooms, the Innovation Commons, and so many others.

Until the time when it’s safe for us to all be together again, connect and find a wealth of knowledge and resources on our COVID-19 page. And be sure to take advantage of the numerous services on offer during this time like Study Hubs, Library Pickup Service, HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service, Virtual Study Halls, Virtual Workshops, and so much more.

Below are just some of the many spaces and places that wish you were here.

Warmest regards,

The McGill Library


Corner of Birks Reading Room showing a wooden table, chairs, stained glass windows, and bookshelves.
Birks Reading Room

Keyboard and computer in front of a window in the Music Library.
Marvin Duchow Music Library instruments and equipment

Close-up of card catalogs.
Card catalogs

Long view of book stacks in the McLennan Library Building.
McLennan stacks

Close-up of stained glass in the Islamic Studies Library.
Islamic Studies Library Octagon Room

Tranquility Zone featuring comfortable chairs, plants, and exercise balls.
Tranquility Zone

Red book trucks filled with books.
Book trucks

Visible Storage Gallery showing multiple paintings on a purple wall.
Visible Storage Gallery

Reading Room in the Law Library with large triangular-shaped window.
Nahum Gelber Law Library Reading Room

Row of high standing desks with white chairs.
Standing desks

Partially completed puzzle on a wood table.
De-stress puzzle station

Aerial shot of books on stress management and health.
Wendy Patrick Health Information Collection

Close-up of card catalog filled with seeds for vegetables as part of the Mac Campus Seed Library.
Macdonald Campus Seed Library

Exhibition cases with Expo67 materials.
Exhibition display cases

Wood-lined Osler Room in the Osler Library.
Osler Room in the Osler Library

Mac Campus Library eZone filled with computer stations.
Macdonald Campus Library eZone

Islamic Studies Library grad carrels

Close-up of five colourful rare books.
Rare Books and Special Collections

And so many more. Take good care, McGillians.

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