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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): 2,213,458
  • E-books and e-theses: e-books (2,213,108) and e-theses (50,946) in catalogue = 2,264,054 (Oct. 2014)
  • E-journals: 85,016
  • Sound recordings: 65,738
  • Video recordings: 34,272
  • Microforms: 99,031
  • Musical scores: 68,143
  • Online databases: 1,009
  • Graphic materials (photographs, slides, etc): 142,193
  • Maps: 13,856

Collections data from April 2014, unless otherwise indicated

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