McGill’s undergraduate students are important donors to the McGill Library. The Students' Society of McGill University in cooperation with the McGill University Alumni Association created the Library Improvement Fund (LIF) in 1996, setting the stage for a ground-breaking donation of $500,000 to McGill University Libraries.
The LIF continues to raise significant funds annually in support of the Library. In recognition of the importance of the libraries to the mission of the entire university, the McGill Fund Council has matched the students generosity every year.
Through student funding, LIF committees have created and maintained excellent, highly-used services, facilities improvements and expanded collections. Funding has facilitated much-needed 24-hour study space, improved collections , and substantially improved the physical appearance of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (HSSL).