Rare Books and Special Collections

Plan Your Visit

The ROAAr reading room is open to all. Please be advised that any material you wish to consult must be requested at least 3 days in advance of your visit, via the library catalogue or by emailing rarebooks.library [at] mcgill.ca. We will not be able to accommodate walk-in patrons who have not requested material in advance.

For information on the Fiat Lux Collections move, see here.

Find out more about the ROAAr Reading Room and Requesting Material

Opening Hours

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

Getting Here

Best access by Public transit:

  • Metro Peel on the Green Line
  • 24 Bus on Sherbrooke street

McLennan Library Building (map)
4th floor - 3459 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C9

Class Visits and Tours

See here for information on booking group tours or class visits.


Information: 514-398-4711 | rarebooks.library [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

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