Purchase a membership

  • Members of the community must purchase a McGill Library Borrowing Card in order to borrow items from the Library.
  • Cost: $100 for 6 months or $200 for 12 months
  • McGill Library Borrowing Cards are valid in all McGill branch libraries, subject to the borrowing policies of individual collections.
  • A McGill Library Borrowing Card may only be used by the person to whom it is issued.
  • The expiration date is calculated from the date of payment.
  • Fines or other sanctions are imposed for late returns and cards may be cancelled if misused.
  • Purchasing a McGill Library Borrowing Card does not provide remote access to the Library’s electronic resources, nor does it give you access to all Library services and resources. 

To purchase a McGill Library Borrowing Card:

  1. Complete the McGill Library Borrowing Card Application Form.
  2. Visit any Loans Desk at any branch except the Rare Books & Special Collections Library, the McGill Archives, or the Geographic Information Centre.
    • Payment can be made by Interac, Visa, or Mastercard.
    • Bring a photo ID & proof of address.

Once your application has been processed, you will be provided with a McGill Library Borrowing Card that you can use to borrow items.

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