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McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL)

A guide to help MCLL members navigate McGill Library and discover resources to support their lifelong learning.

As of September 1, most Library branches, including the stack areas, will be accessible to current McGill students, faculty, and staff. Visit the hours webpage for a full listing of opening and service hours.

Further to Quebec government and university directives, procedural masks will continue to be required in all Library branches. For more information, please visit Library services & spaces re-opening.

Visiting library spaces

I invite you to explore the different McGill Library branches and locations. Each has unique spaces and collections. They are open to the public during regular hours, which differ by library branch.

Some of the things that you can do in the library include:

  • Work quietly in a silent study space
  • Work in groups in areas where noise is permitted
  • Use computer workstations and software: See the McGill email address activation PDF "how to".
  • Scan, print, and photocopy: Bring a USB key and try out our Spirit scanners, or purchase a print card (more info here).
  • Borrow or consult books and other physical items (CDs, DVDs, etc)

Borrowing physical items

You will need to come in to a library to request a physical borrowing card in order to check out materials. Please bring a copy of the MCLL registration receipt that you received by email. Your borrowing card will be valid up to the expiration date on your MCLL membership card, and will be renewed automatically each term that you are registered for a study group.

McGill Library borrowing card PDF "how to"

To login to your library account, select "Login with a barcode". Use the barcode on your McGill Library borrowing card (begins with 290), and the password you selected. McGill Library account PDF "how to"

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MCLL Liaison Librarian

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April Colosimo
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