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Internet Archive

The Internet Archive holds more than 17,000 digitized McGill items. Click here to browse all holdings.

McGill Digital Exhibitions & Collections

Explore more than 80 digital projects covering a wide array of subjects including, art, architecture, history and literature, engineering, medicine, maps, music, and urban design: https://www.mcgill.ca/library/find/digitization

Hathi Trust

McGill Library is a member of HathiTrust, a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

Archival Collections Catalogue

McGill Library Archival Collections Catalogue provides a single interface for searching the library's archival holdings. Where digital copies are available, they are accessible directly from the description. Includes holdings those from: Canadian Architecture CollectionMcGill University ArchivesOsler Library of the History of MedicineRare Books and Special CollectionsMarvin Duchow Music Library

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As of Monday, January 24, all Library branches, including stack areas, will be accessible to current McGill students, faculty, and staff. In-person reference and circulation services will resume across branches. As a result of this reopening, the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service, Pickup Service and Study Hubs will be discontinued. More information available here.

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