Giving to the Library

On March 9, 2022, the University's annual Giving Day, the Library community came together and unlocked over $100K in Library challenge funds. Everyone has a unique reason to give. What's yours?

Reasons to Give

The Library's Innovation Commons is a cutting-edge teaching and learning space complete with a data-visualization wall, One-Button Studio, virtual reality, 3D printers and scanners.

Innovation Commons

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

Study areas

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

News and events

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

McGill University Archives

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

Library branches

McGill24 2022

McGill24, the University’s annual day of giving, was Wednesday, March 9, 2022. The theme of this year's campaign, "200 Reasons to Give" reflected the immeasurable impact that gifts have made to McGill over its 200 year history. Each Library gift that day helped unlock a $100K challenge fund and will have a lasting effect, providing students with the tools they need to nurture their curiosity, achieve academic success, and go on to fulfilling careers.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who made gifts and cheered us on. We couldn't have done it without you. Your contributions will have a profound impact on current and future McGill students.

Give button

The future of the McGill Library | Fiat Lux

Generously supported by the Friends of the Library, the Fiat Lux Library Project 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. 

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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