How did people use print to structure and mediate their social relationships in Europe between 1700 and 1900? This exhibition offers some answers by presenting objects that document a range of interpersonal practices in the field of botany.

Published on: 7 Oct 2013

Updated February 10, 2014

Collections: Relocation Update

Published on: 6 Sep 2013

The Faculty of Law was delighted to learn that our colleague Daniel Boyer (BA’79, MLIS’88), Head Librarian of the Nahum Gelber Law Library, was named Associate Dean of User Services of the McGill Library for a two-year mandate.

As well, Me Boyer has also been named to the board of directors of the Société québécoise d'information juridique (SOQUIJ) for a period of five years, following the recommendation of the Deans of law faculties across Quebec.

Published on: 23 Aug 2013

The Rare Books and Special Collections Library at McGill University contains over nine hundred British and American chapbooks published in the 18th and 19th centuries. Through a generous donation from the Harold Crabtree Foundation, digital facsimiles have been prepared and a virtual collection created.

The McGill Library’s Chapbook Collection is organized by subject categories which can be browsed. The entire work can be read in PDF format or online, using the page turning functionality of the Internet Archive.

Published on: 20 Aug 2013

Light retro fit motion sensors are currently being installed on the main floor of the McLennan Library Building in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library.  All other floors of the McLennan Library Building have been completed.  Once work has been completed on the main floor of McLennan, the light retro fit motion sensors will be installed in the Redpath Library Building.

Published on: 16 Aug 2013

Workshops and Tours

The Library will be offering orientation workshops and tours for new and returning students this Fall!

Click the links below for more details as well as the full schedule:

Classified as: Orientation, Workshops, tours
Published on: 13 Aug 2013

eScholarship@McGill, eTheses and other locally digitized materials available via the Catalogue will be unavailable on Thurday, August 1, 2013 from 10:00pm to 11:00pm due to scheduled server maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvieniece this might cause.

Published on: 1 Aug 2013

There will be an electrical shutdown in the McLennan Library Building on Sunday July 28,2013 from 8am to 8pm. McLennan floors 2-6 will be closed, the book stacks and offices will not be accessible.

The Redpath Library Building and the main floor of the McLennan Library Building and the will be open for study from 8am to 8pm. 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

For any questions or concerns please contact:

Roberto Verrillo
Roberto [dot] verrillo [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Published on: 26 Jul 2013

As of July 1st, 2013, access to McGill electronic databases, e-journals and other e-resources is changing at McGill affiliated hospital sites in order to comply with the McGill University Library's licensing agreements.

If you are affiliated with McGill as a faculty or staff member, or as a resident or student, you will be asked to log in using your McGill username and password to access the library’s electronic resources.

Classified as: Library resources, Web VPN
Published on: 19 Jun 2013

The Colombo Interlibrary Loan (ILL) database system will be unavailable to McGill users and library personnel from Friday June 14 to Sunday June 16 at 9:00 AM due to a technical upgrade to a new version of the software.

It is expected that access to the Colombo ILL service will resume at 9:00 AM on Sunday June 16, 2013. 

The McGill Library regrets any inconvenience this may cause.  

Published on: 13 Jun 2013

Changes as of July 1, 2013

As of July 1st, 2013, access to McGill electronic databases, e-journals and other e-resources has changed at McGill affiliated hospital sites in order to comply with the McGill University Library's licensing agreements.  Access to these electronic resources now  depends on your status; only persons affiliated with the University can  access these services.

Published on: 10 Jun 2013

The new version of EndNote software - version X7 (Windows) - is now available for download at

We will no longer be offering ProCite or Reference Manager since the software provider is no longer updating them, and the McGill community has access to both Endnote and RefWorks.

Classified as: EndNote, ProCite Citation Management Software, Reference Manager Citation Management, RefWorks
Published on: 7 Jun 2013

Dr. Colleen Cook, Trenholme Dean of Libraries, is delighted to announce that Maya Kucij and Lucy Frenette are the recipients of the 2013 Library Excellence Awards. The Library Excellence Awards officially honour the extraordinary service, important efforts and achievements of staff members. “These awards are near and dear to my heart because candidates for the award are brought forward by colleagues,” says Cook. “Every year the list of nominees is outstanding and this year was no exception.

Published on: 7 Jun 2013

There are three projects that will be taking place over the course of the summer in the McLennan Redpath Complex (Humanities and Social Sciences Library):

» McLennan Redpath Terrace Project – Phase 3

» Asbestos Work in the Redpath Library Building

» Lighting & Occupancy Sensor Retrofit at McLennan-Redpath Complex to begin in June

Published on: 17 May 2013