Teaching with rare and primary materials

Liaison librarians and archivists


Our staff is available to help with:

  • Searching for books, archives, and more in the McGill Library collection.
  • Integrating primary sources and/or digital objects into student learning.
  • Information and archival literacy; Getting started with special collections.
  • Exploring alternative reading options among our digital primary resources.
  • Creating discipline-specific resources: See Library subject guides.


Consult our staff pages to find a subject or collection curator or archivist. Contact us by email to inquire about booking class sessions onsite in our Colgate Room.

Rare Books and Special Collections rarebooks.library [at] mcgill.ca Staff page
Osler Library of the History of Medicine osler.library [at] mcgill.ca Staff Page
Visual Arts Collection vacollection [at] mcgill.ca Staff Page
McGill University Archives refdesk.archives [at] mcgill.ca Staff Page

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