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McGill Library includes over 6 million volumes/items in its collections. Many printed books and journals are available but the number of e-journals and e-books has increased dramatically. Almost all items held are listed in the Library's online catalogue. Materials are arranged on the shelves according to the Library of Congress Classification system.

These are the numbers for titles that are catalogued in the collection:

  • Books (print): 2,087,500
  • E-books: 2,156,071
  • E-theses (catalogued): 82,937
  • E-journals: 100,253
  • Journals (print): 57,818
  • Sound recordings: 152,009
  • Video recordings: 69,017
  • Microforms: 101,998
  • Musical scores: 69,930
  • Online databases: 1,400
  • Graphic materials (artworks, photographs, slides, etc): 12,414
  • Maps: 15,865
  • Government documents
    • print: 105,197
    • electronic: 546,392

Collections data from May 2016, unless otherwise indicated

Another way to look at this data

Catalogued titles (print & electronic):

Books

4,418,665

Journals 

223,014

Music 

110,689

Manuscript 

73,936

Projected Visual 

38,941

Archive 

10,605

Other 

58,210

Total:

4,934,060

 

Total number of physical volumes/items in collection: 3,760,576

Total number of physical and electronic volumes/items in collection: 6,313,224

 

 

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