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Residence safety tips

How to stay safe on campus

  • Keep room doors locked at all times when room is unoccupied or when tenants are asleep.
  • Do not lend keys or leave keys where they can be stolen.
  • Do not leave valuables in a visible location. 
  • Identify all personal belongings, including clothes.

Proximity readers

How to use your McGill ID card in the reader

Macdonald campus library

Library hours and access

 Free access through the Macdonald campus library main doors is available when the Library is open.

Biohazard protocol

Dealing with suspicious envelopes or packages

Please follow this protocol to identify and handle suspicious envelopes or packages. This checklist outlines common features of anthrax threat letters.

Bomb threats

What to do if you get a bomb threat?

When a threat is received regarding a bomb in one of our buildings, the following procedure should be followed:

Protect your computer and data

Protect your hardware, software and data

Valuable property of any type is an attractive target for thieves. Increasingly popular items are computer equipment. Take preventative action to protect these items.

Cash security

Safes, deposits and money matters

In many respects, cash is the most attractive item for thieves. Please consider the following recommendations carefully:

Restricted access

Lock-down of doors on off hours

 As an additional safety measure, all entry/exit doors except the Macdonald-Stewart and Barton main doors are locked at 19h00, from Monday to Friday.

Safety and crime prevention

For a safe and pleasant work environment

 The Campus Security Department would like all members of the campus community to feel safe.

General emergency procedures

Read our procedures on:

The Campus Security Department will immediately engage local fire, ambulance and police services, and will escort emergency veh