Giving to the Library
McGill Library has become a 24-hour hub for student life, study, and group learning. More than 10,000 people use McGill’s 13 libraries and special collections daily to conduct research, study, or collaborate on group projects. Students and faculty utilize on-line journals and publications from the library’s digital and paper collections, consult with librarians in-person or through on-line instant messaging, and use software provided by the Library to locate information, link to learning resources and organize their research—more than 500,000 requests for help and assistance are made every year.
The Library’s holdings include outstanding print collections, many of which are unique within Canada and North America. But today, libraries mean so much more. They shape the exploration, learning and collaboration that nurture education and underpin research. They are where faculty, researchers and students find the information they require for learning, challenging assumptions, and supporting innovative research.
The Library holds a special place in the hearts and minds of many McGill alumni, faculty, students, friends, and supporters. The Library serves as a home for research, collaboration, and study, whether in the comfortable and elegant Birks Reading Room, the welcoming study areas of the Schulich Library of Science and Engineering, or at one of the many subject specialty libraries located across the campus. Your gift to the library supports the acquisition of new materials, preservation of collections, new technology, rare books and manuscripts, and more.
For futher enquiries about donating to the McGill Libraries, please contact:Steven Spodek
Development and Alumni Relations Officer
Office of the Dean of Libraries
3459 McTavish Street
H3A 0C9, Montreal QC
steven [dot] spodek [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
Every gift counts
Here are just some examples of what can be accomplished in the Library thanks to the help from donors to the Parents Fund:
- Gifts of $750 will purchase an e-book reader and five e-books, allowing the Library to meet the evolving needs of students.
- Gifts of $1,500 will enrich the Library’s printed book holdings, purchasing six books in various subject areas, such as law, medicine or music.
- Gifts of $2,500 will repair, rebind and restore several rare books in the Library’s collection, allowing access to valuable research materials and safeguarding the future of important academic resources.
- Gifts of $5,000 will support an exhibition featuring some of the Library’s many treasures, promoting knowledge on topics ranging from historical Islamic manuscripts to 16th century maps of North America.
- Gifts of $10,000 will furnish one small group study and learning space at the Library, providing students with an important area to collaborate and share ideas.
- Gifts of $25,000 will procure over two terabytes of valuable server space – enough to make available more than 50,000 digitized books, improving access and supporting teaching and learning.