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Giving to the Library

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 2021

Though we’re apart, we joined together on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 for McGill24, the University’s annual day of giving. Over a 24-hour period, donations were made around the world with the aim of impacting a new cohort of students and researchers.

Each gift that day went towards unlocking $113K in challenge funds, helping the Library meet the changing needs of the McGill community, ensuring that students and scholars have the collections, services, and spaces they need to excel, even in unprecedented times. One day. A better tomorrow.

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The future of the McGill Library | Fiat Lux: Let There Be Light

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. 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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