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Librarie Wescott: A hidden treasure of St-Laurent

On the corner of Duluth Avenue and St-Laurent Boulevard, a hidden treasure of Montreal has been lying low for over 25 years: Librarie Wescott. The small, independently-owned used bookstore has an unbelievable collection of works on topics ranging from Buddhism to Italian geography—a disarray of texts that is almost unbelievable at first sight. Piles of… Keep Reading

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Start of Fiat Lux major library upgrade delayed until more fundraising pledges are received

Fiat Lux, which means ‘Let there be light’, is a renovation project for the Humanities and Social Science Library, which includes the McLennan and Redpath buildings. It aims to equip library facilities with state-of-the-art technology, in line with modern needs. The project is estimated to last five years and is to be completed in phases.… Keep Reading

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In appreciation of the McGill Library

When I look at the McGill Library, I am grateful for its extensive variety of academic sources, which have been vital to my studies. Recently, the University of Ottawa decided to cancel thousands of individual journal and database subscriptions in order to make up for a $1.5 million budget shortfall in the 2016-2017 fiscal year.… Keep Reading

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Spots to soak up the Montreal sun (with a good book)

Most students have that book—the book they promised themselves they would read before school, work, and friends eventually take over. With exams long over and summer in full swing, many students have more time on their hands, making it the perfect opportunity to crack open a new read. The following is a list of the… Keep Reading

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Rare books: The hard spine of the modern library

Before attending McGill University, the enormity of the McLennan-Redpath Library Complex struck me. My first steps into the library were both timid and excited. Whether you are going to the library to work on a group assignment, cram for an exam, or to pick up a book, the atmosphere of knowledge is palpable. Sure, the… Keep Reading

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McGill begins feasibility study on redesigning libraries

McGill will soon conduct a feasibility study to determine how the university’s libraries and archives can best transform its user spaces and collection storage. According to the library master plan website, the libraries need to be renovated in order to meet the needs of students and faculty, and evolve to current technologies. The libraries also… Keep Reading

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Five study spots on campus

Midterm season is just around the corner, meaning that the hour is drawing near to ditch tanning on lower field and hit the books. Luckily, McGill has a plethora of study spots, from its 13 library branches to student lounges and cafes. Birks Reading Room Tucked away on the second floor of the Birks Building,… Keep Reading

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