As a result of the water infiltration and recovery efforts related to McIntyre Medical Building fire incident in July, the Osler Library continues to be closed until further notice. The Osler recovery team has been focusing their efforts on restoring materials and making holdings from the Osler Library of the History of Medicine collection accessible to users.
- Osler staff members continue to be based from the 4th floor of the McLennan Library Building (3459 McTavish Street) and are available to handle reference requests when possible. Please send inquiries to the Osler via email at osler.library [at] mcgill.ca or call 514-398-4711. Library users can also visit in person. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 10 am – 6 pm. Click here for more information.
- Osler Rare materials prior to 1840 are currently available for review upon request on the 4th floor of the McLennan Library Building.
- The Osler recovery team is working to make Osler Rare materials (Robertson) available as soon as possible for viewing upon request. Materials will be available on the 4th floor of McLennan Library Building. A timeline regarding the accessibility of these materials will be announced soon.
- In addition, the Osler recovery team is working to make the bulk of the circulating collection available on shelves, in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, in time for the winter term. After close review, it was determined that 600 volumes from the circulating collection have been damaged beyond repair; a further 800 need repair. A timeline regarding the accessibility of these materials will be announced soon. In the meantime, circulating collection material may be requested by McGill students, faculty, and staff through Interlibrary Loans. Additional copies of books can be acquired should faculty members require them for teaching purposes. Please contact osler.library [at] mcgill.ca
Thank you for your patience during this time. Please do not hesitate to reach out for assistance.