Floor plans

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The Humanities and Social Sciences Library is located in the McLennan-Redpath Library Complex, which is made up of two buildings: the McLennan Library Building and the Redpath Library Building.

You can enter the library from McTavish Street or from the Redpath terrace.

 

McLennan Library Building

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Floor  
6th floor - M6

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Call numbers: B, C, DF-DZ, L, Q, S, T, U, V, Z

Graduate study rooms

Features:
8 adjustable/standing desks

5th floor - M5

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Call numbers: P, folio (all call numbers)

Note: there is a separate folio section in Blackader-Lauterman collection, 3rd floor Redpath.

Graduate study rooms
Seminar room M5-37A
Burney Centre M5-17, M5-35 and M5-53B

Features:
8 adjustable/standing desks

4th floor - M4

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Rare Books & Special Collections
McGill University Archives

3rd floor - M3

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Call numbers: E, F, G, H, J, K, M, N, R

Finance Lab (M3-53B)
Graduate study rooms
Group study rooms (M3-17A, M3-17B, M3-37A, M3-37F)
Lockers (graduate students)

Features:
1 phone/tablet charging station

2nd floor - M2

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Call numbers: A

Chinese, Japanese, Korean collection
Data Lab (M2-37A)
Education collection
Government Information
Graduate study rooms
Group study rooms (M2-17A and M2-17B)
Microforms collection and viewing room
Newspaper archives

Features:
6 adjustable/standing desks
Microfiche, microfilm, and microcard readers (in Microform viewing room)
Scanner for text, slides, and photo negatives (in Data Lab M2-37A)

Main floor - M1

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Reference, call numbers: A - Z

Main entrance
Library Services Desk
Self-serve loan machines
Self-serve reserves room (course reserves, hold requests, dictionaries, audio-visual materials)
Recently received journals
Recently received newspapers
e-Classroom

Office of the Dean of Libraries
Planning and Resources

Features:
2 phone/tablet charging stations
2 Spirit book scanners (1 in self-serve reserves room, 1 behind the stairs near the printers)
DVD viewing stations (in the self-serve reserves room)

Basement - MB

McLennan Basement Storage
Retrieve items from McLennan Basement Storage by requesting the item for pickup through the catalogue or by inquiring at the Library Services Desk.

 

Redpath Library Building

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Floor  

4th floor - R4

Blackader-Lauterman Collection of Architecture and Art
Canadian Architecture Collection
Nobbs Room

3rd floor - R3

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Blackader-Lauterman Collection of Architecture and Art (regular stacks, folio, and reference)
Ramp to R4

Features:
1 Spirit book scanner

2nd floor - R2

Collections Services
Digital Initiatives
Ph.D. study room

Main floor - RM

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Accessible Media Room (RM-16)
Group study rooms (RM-07A to RM-07H, RM-19B, RM-19C, RM-22A to RM-22C)
Research Commons (Room A Visualization Studio & Room B Collaboration/innovation space)

Features:
2 adjustable/standing group study tables

Street level - RS

Cyberthèque
Group study Pod 1-4
Cafeteria - Boulangerie Première Moisson
Tunnel to Leacock Building

Features:
1 phone/tablet charging station
2 flatbed scanners

Basement - RB

Redpath Basement Storage
Retrieve items from Redpath Basement Storage by requesting the item for pickup through the catalogue or by inquiring at the Library Services Desk.

 

Layout by call number

Collections are classified according to the Library of Congress or L.C. classification system.

Several hundred pre-1970 books are classified according to the Cutter system.

The word folio in a call number indicates an oversized book shelved in special folio ranges on the appropriate floor.

  • M indicates the McLennan Library Building [Map]
  • R indicates the Redpath Library Building [Map]
Call number Subject area Floor
A General works M2
B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion M6
C General History & its auxiliary sciences M6
D-DE History & Topography (except Americas) M6
DF-DZ History & Topography (except Americas) M6
E American History M3
F Canadian History M3
G Geography, Anthropology M3
H Social Sciences (Economics, Sociology, etc.), Management M3
J Political Science M3
K Law M3
L Education M2
M-N Music, Art M3
P Language and Literature M5
Q Science M6
R Medicine M3
S Agriculture M6
T Technology M6
U-V Military and Naval Science M6
Z Bibliography M6
Humanities and Social Sciences Reference A-Z M1 (Main)
Audio-Visual A-Z M1 (Main)
Reserves A-Z M1 (Main)
Chinese, Japanese, Korean A-Z M2
McLennan Storage A-Z MB (basement)
Blackader-Lauterman Collection of Architecture and Art R3
Redpath Storage A-Z RB (basement)

Retrieve items in McLennan Storage or Redpath Storage by requesting the item for pickup through the catalogue or by inquiring at the Library Services Desk.

 

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