All university graduates have memories of using the library. You may remember the look and feel of “your” chair and desk, the people who sat near you, or recall the materials you used. The Library is, and has always been, central to student life and learning. Today’s library at McGill has become a 24-hour hub. With its high-tech look and feel and high-touch services, the library may look a little different, but its mission remains unchanged – the advancement of teaching, learning, research and community service. As a McGill graduate, you belong to an impressive alumni network and this network includes access to the Library and its resources. We invite you to access our resources to continue on your learning path. You may visit the Library in person to use its resources, or access from home a more limited range of online resources to help you on your lifelong learning journey.
Do stay connected.
Visiting the Library - really
Alumni can visit in person any of the Library’s thirteen branches and use all resources, free of charge. If you would like to borrow from the Library, you can obtain a McGill Library Borrowing Card for Alumni for a six-month period (at $50) or a one-year period ($100). You may use the computers in the Library to access tens of thousands of eJournals and e-books using a guest login.
Visiting the Library - virtually
Alumni can now access from home a limited range of the online resources to which the Library has access. You are instantly connected to a package of e-books and e-journals covering all disciplinary areas. You are also able to use the subject guides and links to internet resources which have been compiled for our students to use.
To log on, use your McGill username which is your McGill email identity i.e. first name.last name [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca
Events and happenings
The Library holds a number of free annual seminars and events, often in association with the Friends of the Library. These are designed to promote the Library within the broader McGill and Montreal communities and illuminate the Library's rich collections against a vivid backdrop of Canadian history, culture and politics. For information on upcoming events, please refer to our events and exhibitions page.