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Collection policy

The mission of the Collections services in the McGill Libraries is to build and maintain collections of quality, in traditional and digital formats, through the selection and management of library resources required to support the University's programs of teaching and research. We strive for equity, diversity and inclusion materials in our collections.

Members of the McGill community may contact one or more of the liaison librarians to discuss or recommend new acquisitions or library collections in general. To do so, please consult the following list of liaison librarians. Or you are welcome to use our Purchase Request Form to request specific titles to add.


The McGill Libraries receive and process thousands of gifts each year, including books, periodicals, videos and other library materials. These gifts help the Libraries to add depth to the collections, replace worn-out or lost volumes and add copies of heavily used titles. To donate materials, please contact the relevant branch library.

Policy for the acquisition of DVDs, videos, etc.

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