Updated January 18, 2021
- Students can take advantage of the McLennan-Redpath Terrace Pickup Service for print books not available electronically or through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS).
- Study Hubs—re-imagined spaces that are designed for quiet and individual study—are open at a reduced capacity. Visit the library website for more information and to book a timeslot.
Need help adjusting to learning from home? No matter what level of study you're at, check out this suite of resources from Teaching and Learning Services. It includes remote learning-focused webinars as well as other materials to help you set up for success from wherever you are.
Continuing Studies students
Wondering how to prepare for remote learning in the School of Continuing Studies? Check out SCS' COVID-19 Student Resources.
Graduate student FAQs
Wondering how remote learning will affect your research, oral defence and more? Check out Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' FAQs.
Academic services available remotely
You can still connect with an academic advisor without needing to drop by their office—many advisors are offering either video conference or phone meetings. You can find an advisor within your Faculty or Student Affairs Office, but there are also advisors within some Schools and Departments. Check out the "What Advisors Do" webpage to determine what type of advisor will work best for you, then consult the Advisor Directory to find your academic advisor.
Visit McGill's IT Support website for articles, how-to's and more. Still need help? Submit a request form or reach out to IT Support directly at 514-398-3398.
The LE JAMES McGill Bookstore is still your go-to place for textbooks and course materials. This year, the only difference is that all textbooks and course materials will be available to purchase online only. You can browse the online store and place an order for delivery.
Students who are regularly entitled to accommodations are still entitled to those accommodations in a remote learning environment. Students who do not typically receive accommodations but are experiencing disability-related academic barriers to remote learning should contact the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) to see what's available to them. Visit the OSD's Student FAQ for more information about how students requiring accommodation can access support in a remote learning environment.
Tutorial Services provides student-centred academic support to the McGill community including a Tutor Matching Program, where you will be assigned a tutor for your class. Tutorial Services is currently offering remote-only sessions as well as other online resources.
This guide can help you make the most of remote study groups. Visit the Toolkit page for useful tips on planning and contributing positively to virtual study sessions, and download the PDF document if you want to save and share it.
McGill's Writing Centre is currently offering online tutoring sessions through Microsoft Teams, open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Their trained tutors will work with you at any stage of the writing process, from outlining to final revision, providing guidance on how to:
- organize your ideas
- express yourself clearly
- make convincing arguments
- reach the right audience
- identify and eliminate common grammatical errors
Visit their Tutorial Service web page for more information and to book a session.
Library services available remotely
Your library is still here for you! In addition to over 3.5 million e-books and e-journals, many print materials are available through the HathiTrust Digital Library's Emergency Temporary Access Service. The McLennan-Redpath Terrace Pickup Service is also available for print books not available electronically. Need help? Contact a librarian. And don’t forget to check out the virtual workshops!
This page is tailored for students working remotely and features Library services and resources that can be accessed online.
This page for new students will help you learn more about what the Library offers. It features tutorials, FAQs, and a list of services currently available.
Take advantage of this service to get your hands on print library materials that you can't access electronically.
Grad resource spotlight
Though many of the above resources can be utilized by graduate students, check out the below for resources and services specific to grad studies—and don't forget to read through the GPS COVID-19 FAQs for more information and updates.
Check out the Grad Supervision website: McGill’s central resource for guiding supervisors, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows through their shared learning experiences.
Graphos is a scholarly communication program designed specifically for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows that includes 1-credit courses, workshops, peer writing groups and a tutorial service (currently offered remotely through Microsoft Teams).
myPath is an active network of tools and programming to provide PhD students with ways to identify their goals and create an Individual Development Plan. An IDP is used to encourage the iterative process of reflection, defining goals, setting specific objectives and taking action, which supports long-term success.
myProgress is a web-based tool that allows graduate students and their supervisors to track and monitor progress towards their degree. Students admitted to a Master's or PhD program as of Fall 2017 have access to myProgress.
PD Education is an online platform that provides professional development resources, interactive webinars, and tools to help masters and doctoral students progress in and complete their degree.
The SKILLSETS program offers skill development workshops for graduate students on topics like securing funding, leadership and more. All SKILLSETS workshops are currently being run as online webinars—check out their website for a calendar of events and to learn more.