special collections

Endowed and gift collections

Highlights of our some of our special collections, endowed collections, memorial collections, memory collections and/or gift collections, including some title lists and collection information,...

Rare Books & Special Collections Bilingual Guided Tour


Join us for a 1 hour bilingual guided tour of Rare Books & Special Collections as part of McGill's Open House. It's an amazing opportunity to get an up-close look at this wonderful collection!...


General Inquiries rarebooks.library [at] mcgill.ca 514-398-4711 Librarians & Archivists Jennifer Garland 514-398-4785Head Librarian  Curatorial responsibilities:

About the Birks Reading Room

The history of the Religious Studies collection at McGill began as a co-operative venture in 1912 when the Joint Board of Theological Colleges affiliated to McGill University was established,...

About the Macdonald Campus Library

The Macdonald Campus Library is located in the Barton Building....

About the Islamic Studies Library

The Islamic Studies library was founded, along with the Institute of Islamic Studies by Prof. Wilfred Cantwell Smith, in 1952. The library has grown from a modest departmental collection to a very...


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