McGill University Archives

Accessing McGill University Archives

  • Submit requests by refdesk.archives [at] (subject: Request%20to%20consult%20McGill%20Archives) (email). Researchers should submit detailed requests and background information.
  • Request material you wish to consult in advance and schedule an appointment.
  • Requests are answered within 20 business days. Users will be informed if additional delays are necessary.
  • Response times are delayed due to preparation for our Fiat Lux movement of collections.
  • Most archival holdings are available. However, some documents may have restrictions on access.
  • Archival documents must be consulted on site in the Reading Room.

Opening hours

All locations closed on Monday, May 20; Monday, June 24; and Monday, July 1.
Monday to Thursday
Opening hours 10am – 6pm
Info Desk Service Hours
Friday to Sunday
Opening hours closed
Info Desk Service Hours

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

For reference inquiries or general information, please contactrefdesk.archives [at]

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

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