Giving to the Library

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Generously supported by the Friends of the Library, Fiat Lux: Let There Be Light is the culmination of an exhaustive planning process to match McGill’s 21st century needs.

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Each year, the McGill Library offers a wide-ranging program of exhibitions which highlight the countless gems in our collection.

News and events

The McGill Visual Arts Collection is housed within the Library and large-scale works of art can be found in study spaces across our branches.

Visual Arts Collection

The newly-opened Research Commons is a cutting-edge teaching and learning space complete with a data-visualization wall, virtual reality headset, 3D printers and 3D scanners.

Research Commons

The Library offers a wide variety of study spaces, including individual carrels and bookable group study rooms.

Study areas

The Library is home to the McGill University Archives, an amazing primary source resource for students, faculty members and researchers.

McGill University Archives

Located at the entrance to the McLennan-Redpath Complex, the Giving Tree is a visual representation of the generosity of donors to the McGill Library.

Supporting the Library

The Birks Reading Room is a picturesque, serene space reminiscent of traditional Libraries.

Library branches

McGill24 2019 | Thank you

McGill24, the University’s annual day of giving was held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Over a 24-hour period, +5,244 donations were received across McGill for a total of over $2M dollars that will impact current and future McGillians. Each Library gift that day, no matter the size, helped unlock a $28K Challenge Fund.

We would like to extend our deep gratitude to everyone who supported the Library and to everyone who cheered us on.

The future of the McGill Library

Generously supported by the Friends of the Library, Fiat Lux: Let There Be Light is the culmination of an exhaustive planning process to match McGill’s 21st century needs. It proposes a newly reimagined McLennan-Redpath complex, a prudent but ambitious, flexible but flowing facility that will allow the students, faculty and researchers to meet their scholarly potential. Following the best practices of peer institutions, this redesigned site features an Automated Storage and Retrieval System installed under McGill’s lower field, allowing critical floor space to be rededicated to student solo and group study areas. Find more information on the project here.

The impact of giving to the Library

Gifts to the Library have an immediate impact, providing students with the tools they need to nurture their curiosity, achieve academic success and go on to fulfilling careers. The following are just a few of the many things made possible through recent donations.


Steven Spodek, Development and Alumni Relations Officer
Office of the Dean of Libraries
3459 McTavish Street, H3A 0C9, Montreal, QC, Canada

Phone: 514-398-1771
steven.spodek [at] (Email)

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