Ex Libris Collection

Ex Libris Collection

 

Ex Libris above a McGill crest, followed by McGill University LibraryDiscover and celebrate McGill Library's history through this vintage-inspired product line. Library staff searched high and low for some of the best public domain content from McGill's ROAAr collections. Puzzles, notecards, magnets and mugs… from our library to yours! Take home the perfect gift.

The Latin term Ex Libris means “from the library of…” and is commonly featured in bookplates or labels pasted into books to identify their owners. A McGill Library bookplate from the 1950s was modified to create the Ex Libris brand. Find the original in the Philip Masson Ex Libris Collection.

Every Ex Libris purchase supports McGill's ROAAr collections and activities. All products are available for sale in the ROAAr Reading Room, and online via Le James Bookstore.

Purchasing Options

  • On-site: Sales in the ROAAR reading room, open 10 AM - 6 PM Monday to Friday. Payment by Debit or Credit
  • By phone - Call us at 514-398-4711 or email your order to rarebooks.library [at] mcgill.ca, payment by Credit card over the phone.
  • Online: To view item information or purchase items online via Le James Bookstore: Click on the image to be directed to the item on their website.

 

  • puzzle with view of watercolour painting of McGill University campus, reading "bird's-eye View of McGill University, watercolour by Percy Erskine Nobbs 1925.

    1000-Piece Puzzle. Price: $29.99

    Bird's-Eye View of McGill University. Watercolour by Percy E. Nobbs, 1925. John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection. Read more about this piece.

  • puzzle with an image of redpath library on the box against a red background

    1000-Piece Puzzle. Price: $29.99

    The Redpath Library (now Redpath Hall). Sketch by A. Leslie Perry, Old McGill Yearbook, 1924. McGill University Archives.

  • AMAZE; a McGill A to Z experience

    AMAZE - A McGill A to Z Experience. Price: $49.99

    Brilliant paper engineers breathed life into 26 alphabetical wonders from the Library’s rare and special collections. Artworks, graphics, books, manuscripts, even physical objects leap from the page in this moveable, interactive book. Read more about this piece.

  • three magnets

    Magnets. Price: $5.99 each

    1. Detail from watercolour & ink sketch. Bird's-Eye View of McGill University by Percy E. Nobbs, 1925. John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection. 

    2 and 3. The University Girls Series, [1907]. F. Earl Christy (1882–1961). McGill University Archives, 2007-0090.03.1. Read more about this piece.

  • nobbs sketch mug

    Mug. Price: $14.99

    Detail from watercolour & ink sketch. Bird's-Eye View of McGill University by Percy E. Nobbs, 1925. John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection. Read more about this piece.

  • four notecards with various pictures of McGill women

    Notecards- McGill University Women. Price: $9.99

    Images: 1,2. The University Girls Series, [1907]. F. Earl Christy (1882–1961). McGill University Archives, 2007-0090.03.1. 3: Women's hockey Team of the RVC, MUA PR0002646. 4. Student on a fire escape, 1927, MUA PN038162.

  • 4 notecards with birds on them

    Notecards - Tropical Birds from the Blacker Wood Collection. Price: $9.99

    Set of 4 notecards & 4 envelopes. 5" x 7". 

  • pencil case with a scene of mcgill university campus

    Pencil Case- Nobbs Bird's Eye View. Price: $18.99

    Bird's-Eye View of McGill University. Watercolour by Percy E. Nobbs, 1925. John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection. Read more about this piece.

  • Pencil case with a sketch of McGill university crest

    Pencil Case- Nobbs Sketch. Price: $18.99

    Detail from watercolour & ink sketch. Bird's-Eye View of McGill University by Percy E. Nobbs, 1925. John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection. Read more about this piece.

  • rare colour: a natural History colouring book

    Rare Colour; A Natural History Colouring Book. Price: $7.99

    Artwork from McGill's Black Wood Natural History Collection, McGill University Library.

  • manuscript scarf

    Scarf. Price: $59.99

    Image from Rhodes Hours, 1460-1465. Manuscript Book of Hours. MS 155. Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University Library. Read more about this item.

  • aububon flamingo scarf

    Scarf. Price: $59.99

    American Flamingo. John James Audubon (1785–1851). The Birds of America, London: Published by the author, 1827-38. Blacker Wood Collection, Rare Books and Special Collections.

  • scarf with an image of Nobbs' Bird's Eye view of Campus

    Rectangular Scarf. Price: $59.99

    Bird's-Eye View of McGill University. Watercolour by Percy E. Nobbs, 1925. John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection. Read more about this piece.

  • front and back view of notebook against a white background

    Softcover Notebook. Price: $22.99

    The University Girls Series, [1907]. F. Earl Christy (1882–1961). McGill University Archives, 2007-0090.03.1. Read more about this piece.

  • notebook with a sketch of the Roddick gates on the cover

    Softcover Notebook - McGill Roddick Gates Sketch. Price: $22.99

    McGill University Student Handbook 1962-63. McGill University Archives.

  •   nobbs sketch notebook

    Softcover Notebook - Nobbs sketch. Price: $22.99

    Detail from watercolour & ink sketch. Bird's-Eye View of McGill University by Percy E. Nobbs, 1925. John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection. Read more about this piece.

  • Notebook with a colour illustration of Redpath library on the cover

    Softcover Notebook, lined pages. McGill Redpath Library. Price: $22.99

    The Redpath Library (now Redpath Hall). Sketch by A. Leslie Perry, Old McGill Yearbook, 1924. McGill University Archives.

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