McGill University Archives

The ROAAr reading room is open to all. Please note that any material you wish to consult must be requested in advance of your visit. We will not be able to accommodate walk-in patrons who have not requested material in advance.

Response times are delayed due to preparation for our collections move this fall. Collections will be inaccessible beginning September 1st. For information on the Fiat Lux Collections move and timeline, see here.

Opening hours

Exception Monday, Oct. 9 (Thanksgiving)
All branches closed except McLennan-Redpath Complex.
Monday to Thursday
Opening hours By appointment only (10am – 6pm)
Info Desk Service Hours
Friday to Sunday
Opening hours closed
Info Desk Service Hours

McLennan Library Building (map), 4th floor
Located in the Rare Books and Special Collections and Archives Reading Room
3459 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C9

For reference inquiries or general information, please contact:
refdesk.archives [at]

If you are internal staff with a question regarding records management, please contact: records.archives [at]


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Accessing McGill University Archives

  • Archival documents must be consulted on site in the ROAAr Reading Room. Requests can be submitted by email or telephone. Please note that requests will be answered within 20 business days. Users will be informed if any additional delay is necessary.
  • Most of our holdings are available. However, please note that some documents may have restricted access. Researchers should submit research request as detailed as possible or come to the MUA with good background information and a clear idea of their research project.

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