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McGill Library includes over 6 million 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.

  • Books (print): 3,609,340
  • E-books and E-theses: ebooks in catalogue (875,000) & e-theses (1,017,279) = 1,892,279
  • Journals (print) : 6,781
  • E-journals: 88,341
  • CDs & audiocassettes: 56,768
  • DVDs & videocassettes: 14,962
  • Microforms: 1,804,209
  • Musical scores: 56,627
  • Online databases: 782
  • Graphic materials (photographs, slides, etc): 312,000

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