Accessing Archival Records and Reference Services

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refdesk.archives [at] (Email)
McGill University Archives
McLennan Library Buildig, 4th floor
3459 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 0C9

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Please note that the McGill University Archives does not hold medical records.

Veuillez prendre note que les Archives de l'Université McGill ne détiennent aucuns dossiers médicaux.

The McGill University Archives offer service from the Rare Books and Special Collections Reading Room, McLennan Library Building, 4th floor. The Reading Room contains a range of resources, including published sources on the history of Montreal and McGill University, McGill University calendars and McGill University publications such as Old McGill and McGill News.

Also available in the Reading Room are the University Archives finding aids for manuscript collections and University records, as well as a series of FAQ information files about the University.

Accessing the Archives

There is no fee for reference service at the McGill University Archives. However, the Archives gratefully accepts donations for the services provided. These donations assist us in the ongoing provision of reference services to clients outside McGill. Donations may be made directly to the McGill University Archives.

Visiting in person

We recommend that you make an appointment prior to your visit. This can be done by emailing our refdesk.archives [at]

We look forward to serving you!


Our online searchable databases provide a range of possible starting points for your research. Once you have found information that you would like to view, make a note of the particular files or items, and record all the information that appears with the item, including any number or codes. Please submit your request to refdesk.archives [at]

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