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Birks Building

Known as Divinity Hall until 1972, this building's architectural features reflect a religious function without favouring any particular denomination. Its Reading Room contains over 20,000 monographs and its chapel spans two storeys.

Address: 
3520 rue University
Montreal, QC H3A 2A7
Canada

Gelber Law Library

Designed by architect Dan Hanganu and opened in 1998, the Nahum Gelber Law Library is a state-of-the-art facility with a collection of over 180,000 volumes of statutes, regulations, law reports, treatises, journals and other legal material.

Address: 
3660 rue Peel
Montreal, QC H3A 1W9
Canada

Burnside Hall

Named after the original home of James McGill, Burnside Hall was constructed for the Faculty of Science in 1970. An underground tunnel system connects it to additional Science and Engineering buildings.

Address: 
805 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, QC H3A 0B9
Canada

Education Building

Constructed in 1971, this building's many tiered levels and brick facing allow it to blend in with the older mansions surrounding it despite its modern style.

Address: 
3700 rue McTavish
Montreal, QC H3A 1Y2
Canada

Music Building (New)

This modern addition to the storied Schulich School of Music building opened in 2006, and houses a world-class sound studio, audio research labs, the Marvin Duchow Music Library, a 200-seat recital hall and the Wirth Opera Rehearsal Room.

Address: 
527 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, QC H3A 1E3
Canada

Bronfman Building

In 1971, Samuel Bronfman donated this building to McGill to house the newly opened Desautels Faculty of Management. In 2004, renovations to the main floor were completed, including the addition of a steel and granite canopy over the outside entrance.

Address: 
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, QC H3A 1G5
Canada

Redpath Library Building

Considered one of the most innovative libraries in existence at the time of its construction in 1893, the library's design by architect Sir Arthur Taylor used steel book stacks and glass floors to make the building fireproof. There is a considerable amount of ornament about this Richardsonian Romanesque building, including gargoyles, arches, stained glass and the Redpath crest, an ostrich holding a key.

Address: 
3459 rue McTavish
Montreal, QC H3A 0C9
Canada

McLennan Library Building

Build between 1967 and 1969, McLennan is the largest of McGill's libraries. It was named in honour of Isabella McLennan, who had made a significant donation to McGill with which to purchase books.

Address: 
3459 rue McTavish
Montreal, QC H3A 0C9
Canada

Raymond Building

Built in 1905, thanks to a generous donation by Sir William Macdonald, this building was originally known as the Agriculture building. Amongst other things, it houses the McGill Herbarium, whose collection of over 140,000 plant specimens documents the research activities of McGill staff and students over the past century and serves as a rich source of research material for biologists.

Address: 
21111 Lakeshore Road
St Anne de Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9
Canada

Macdonald Stewart Library Building

A gift to McGill from Sir William MacDonald, the Macdonald-Stewart Library was built in 1893 to serve as a Physics Building. In 1903, Ernest Rutherford published and won the Nobel Prize for discoveries derived from experiments conducted in the Macdonald Physics Building.

Address: 
809 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, QC H3A 0C1
Canada

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