SSMU Library Improvement Fund


McGill’s undergraduate students are important donors to the McGill Library. The Students' Society of McGill University in cooperation with the McGill University Alumni Association created the Library Improvement Fund (LIF) in 1996, setting the stage for a ground-breaking donation of $500,000 to McGill University Libraries.

The LIF continues to raise significant funds annually in support of the Library. In recognition of the importance of the libraries to the mission of the entire university, the McGill Fund Council has matched the students generosity every year.

Through student funding, LIF committees have created and maintained excellent, highly-used services, facilities improvements and expanded collections. Funding has facilitated much-needed 24-hour study space, improved collections, and substantially improved the physical appearance of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (HSSL).

Join the Library Improvement Fund Committee 2023-2024!

Do you have an idea of how to improve McGill libraries? Do you want to create better studying conditions for McGill students? Join the Library Improvement Fund Committee (LIFC)!

The LIFC seeks to turn students' ideas into reality by reviewing and allocating funds to proposals that will ensure greater accessibility, wellness, inclusivity, and a more positive student experience at McGill libraries. In the past, the LIFC has funded projects such as student jobs, extended library hours, gender-neutral bathrooms, soundproof booths, and more! They are currently looking for highly motivated students with a love of libraries and a drive to make an impact in our community. If this sounds like you, apply to become a committee member by October 12th, 2023 @11:59 PM using this form:

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