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Some of us may be working remotely but we're still here to help make your transition to McGill a smooth and happy one. From virtual workshops to e-resources, we've got you covered!






Top 5 Things You Need to Know About McGill Library

Remote Learning Frequently Asked Questions

Can I visit a McGill Library branch?

Library branches on both campuses are closed until further notice. However, McGill students can take advantage of Study Hubs, re-imagined safe study spaces on campus that are designed for quiet and individual study. All in-person Library workshops, tours and events are cancelled. However, students can access e-resources 24/7 through the Library website. 

I need help from a librarian. What do I do?

We're still here to answer your questions and help you find what you are looking for. Virtual reference services are available via chat, email or text or you can directly contact the Liaison Librarian dedicated to your field of study for subject-specific help with databases, e-resources, citations, bibliographies and more. 

I need print materials to do research during the closure. Can I borrow a print book?

The Library began offering a Pickup Service mid-July 2020 for print books not available electronically or through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). The current rollout provides access to books housed in the McLennan-Redpath Library Complex, the Nahum Gelber Law Library, the Islamic Studies Library and Marvin Duchow Music Library only. Materials from other branches are not available during this phase. Users can request up to ten items per week. Learn more about the procedure and fill out the request form.

For more FAQs about the Library's services during the closure, click here.

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