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Floor plans

On this page:
McLennan Library Building
M1/RM (main) | MS | MB | M2 | M3 | M4 | M5 | M6
Redpath Library Building
RM/M1 (main) | RS |RB | R2 | R3 | R4
Layout by call number and collection

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.

The McLennan-Redpath Library Complex is also the current location of the Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering for a two year period, beginning mid-May 2019 and the current location of the Osler Library of the History of Medicine.

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

 

McLennan Library Building

M1/RM (main) | MS | MB | M2 | M3 | M4 | M5 | M6

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Floor    
M1/RM -
Main floor

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Main entrance

Collections

HSSL and Schulich Reference, call numbers: A - Z

  • Self-serve reserves room (Hold requests, Course reserves, DVDs)
  • Selected newspapers and journals - Recently received
  • HSSL and Schulich reference collections

Services

Features

  • McLennan e-classroom
  • Accessible Media Room (M1-21G), Office of Students with Disabilities
  • Exhibition area in the lobby
  • Guest computers
  • Self-check machines (2 in lobby, 1 in self-serve reserve room)
  • 2 Spirit book scanners (1 in self-serve reserve room, 1 behind the stairs near the printers)
  • DVD viewing stations (in the self-serve reserves room)
  • 2 quiet pods
  • 1 phone/tablet charging station in glass hallway
  • 1 locker & laptop charging station in glass hallway
  • 1 laptop lending kiosk in glass hallway
  • Lost and Found

Quiet zone

Study area on McLennan main floor, M1

MS -
Street
 
MB -
Basement

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.

 
M2 -
2nd floor

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Collections

Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection - Call numbers: A

  • Atlas collection
  • Government information
  • Map collection (M2-72)
  • Microfilm collection
  • Newspaper archives
  • Wendy Patrick Collection

Services

Features

  • 6 adjustable/standing desks
  • Microfiche, microfilm, and microcard readers (in Microfilm viewing room M2-37F)
  • Scanner for text, slides, and photo negatives (in Data Lab M2-37A)
  • Map scanner (in Map collection M2-72)
  • 1 phone/tablet charging station in lobby
  • 1 locker & laptop charging station in lobby
  • Washrooms

Quiet zone

Study space on M2

M3 -
3rd floor

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Collections

Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection - Call numbers: E, F, G, H, J, K, M, N, R

Services

Features

  • 1 phone/tablet charging station in lobby
  • Washrooms

Quiet zone

M3 lobby

 

M4 -
4th floor

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Collections

Services

Features

  • Exhibition area in lobby
  • Visual Storage Gallery
  • Washrooms
Visual Storage Gallery on M4
M5 -
5th floor

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Collections

Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection - Call numbers: P, folio (all call numbers)

Services

Features

  • 8 adjustable/standing desks
  • 1 phone/tablet charging station in lobby
  • 1 locker & laptop charging station in lobby
  • Washrooms, gender-neutral washroom

Quiet zone

Adjustable desks on M5

M6 -
6th floor

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Collections

Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection - Call numbers: B, C, DF-DZ, L, Q, S, T, U, V, Z

Services

Features

  • 8 adjustable/standing desks
  • 1 phone/tablet charging station in lobby
  • 1 locker & laptop charging station in lobby
  • Washrooms, gender-neutral washroom

Silent zone

Tranquility Zone on M6

 

Redpath Library Building

RM/M1 (main) | RS |RB | R2 | R3 | R4

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Floor    

RM/M1 -
Main floor

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Services

Features

Conversation zone

Students on RM

RS -
Street level

Services

Features

  • David C. Edwards Cyberthèque Classroom
  • 1 phone/tablet charging station
  • 2 locker & laptop charging stations
  • 2 flatbed scanners
  • Washrooms

Quiet zone

Cyberthèque

RB -
Basement

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Collections

Basement Storage (Self-Serve)

Humanities and Social Sciences – Redpath Basement Collections - Call numbers: A-Z,  and 5,564 - 31,713

 

Stacks on RB

R2 -
2nd floor

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Services

Features

Conversation zone

Study space on R2

R3 -
3rd floor

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Collections

Humanities and Social Sciences - Blackader-Lauterman Collection of Architecture and Art- Call numbers:  A - Z (regular stacks, folio, and reference)

Services

Features

Quiet zone

Study space in Blackader-Lauterman

R4 -
4th floor

Collections

Retrieve items from these collections by requesting the item for pickup through the catalogue or by inquiring at the service desk in Rare Books and Special Collections.

 

 

Layout by call number and collection

Collections are classified according to the Library of Congress or L.C. classification system. The Library's DVD collection and some HSSL Serials are shelved in accession number order. Several hundred pre-1970 books remain classified in Cutter. The word folio in a call number indicates an oversized book shelved in special folio ranges.

  • M indicates the McLennan Library Building
  • R indicates the Redpath Library Building 
Collection Call number Subject area Floor
Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection A General works M2
Humanities and Social Sciences - Redpath Basement Storage A General works RB (basement)††
Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion M6
Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection C General History & its auxiliary sciences M6
Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection D-DE History & Topography (except Americas) M6
Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection DF-DZ History & Topography (except Americas) M6
Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection E American History M3
Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection F Canadian History M3
Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection G Geography, Anthropology M3
Humanities and Social Sciences - Map Collection G Print maps M2
Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection H Social Sciences (Economics, Sociology, etc.), Management M3
Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection J Political Science M3
Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection K Law M3
Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection L Education M6
Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection M-N Music, Art M3
Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection P Language and Literature M5
Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection Q Science M6
Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection R Medicine M3
Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection S Agriculture M6
Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection T Technology M6
Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection U-V Military and Naval Science M6
Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection Z Bibliography M6
Humanities and Social Sciences - Main Collection folio Large format books M5
Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering - Reference Q-Z Reference collection and standards M1 (Main)
Humanities and Social Sciences - Reference  A-Z Reference collection M1 (Main)
Self-serve reserves room

A-Z

DVD 1 -

Hold requests, Course reserves, DVDs M1 (Main)
McLennan Storage A-Z (By request from the library catalogue) MB (basement)
CJK Collection A-Z Chinese, Japanese, Korean, including folio RB (basement)††
Humanities and Social Sciences - Blackader-Lauterman Collection of Architecture and Art A-Z Art and Architecture R3

Humanities and Social Sciences - Education 

A-Z Education, including historical RB (basement)††
Osler Library of the History of Medicine - Circulating collection A-Z History of medicine RB (basement)††
Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering - Circulating collection A-Z Science, Engineering and Medicine RB (basement)††
Humanities and Social Sciences - Serials 5,564 - 31,713   RB (basement)††
Cutter collection  A-Z   RB (basement)††

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

††Retrieve items in Redpath Basement Collections from Monday to Sunday, 8 am to 11 pm.

 

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