Library Use Policy


  • All areas of the Islamic Studies Library are for quiet individual study. Conversation and other noise-making activities are not allowed. Cellphones, tablets, computers should be silenced.
  • Food and drink: Reusable water bottles or other sealed drink containers are permitted in the library. A water fountain is available on the first floor. Food is not permitted in the library.
  • There are no bathrooms within the library. Bathrooms are located at the basement level.
  • The use of the lounge area under the main stairwell must be respected: keep the area clean, no footwear on the cushions or on the woodwork, do not remove any pillows from the area.

General Library use

  1. Bring your valid McGill ID with you. It is required for identification, borrowing materials and access purposes and must be produced upon request.
  2. Do not harass or threaten the well-being or dignity of library staff and other users.
  3. For your own protection, do not leave your personal belongings unattended. Unattended personal belongings may be removed by Security.
  4. Library users are not permitted to save seats for others.
  5. E-cigarettes and vaporizers are not permitted anywhere in the library (see McGill Smoking Policy).
  6. Do not disturb other users through such activities as discussions or telephone conversations. All devices should be silenced throughout the library.
  7. Drives (food, clothing, hygiene products, other items or books), canvassing, soliciting, or surveying library patrons are not permitted anywhere in the library.
  8. Library materials, facilities or equipment cannot be removed without authorization; familiarize yourself with borrowing conditions and the use of computers in the library and respect them. Do not deface, mutilate, inappropriately use or willfully deprive other users of library materials, facilities or equipment. Do not highlight, underline or write on the printed content.
  9. Observe copyright, intellectual property rights and academic integrity when using library materials.
  10. To report a problem with library facilities or equipment, please visit the service desk.
  11. With the exception of service animals, animals are not permitted in the library without prior permission.

Failure to follow the above Policy may result in fines, sanctions, or disciplinary actions.


This policy was established to preserve a clean and welcoming environment for research and study based on the McGill Handbook on Student Rights and Responsibilities. If you have questions or comments about this policy, please contact islamic.library [at]

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