For many students, midterms, paper writing, and the pressure of the approaching finals season means that they must spend the majority of their waking hours in the infamous McLennan-Redpath Library Complex. McLennan-Redpath is known to evoke strong feelings of anxiety, dread, and stress among its dwellers, due in large part[Read More…]
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[Read More…]
Campus Conversation: McGill libraries
Two McGill students and the Dean of Libraries consider what defines a modern library, and how the library contributes to university life. Zachary Carson, columnist Libraries are integral to university life. They are where the vast majority of students work and study, and are the main repository of knowledge. Some[Read More…]
Editorial: For a 21st Century education, McGill must focus on the present
The plans for the new McLennan-Redpath library, referred to as Fiat Lux, are ambitious. Although the university hopes that this impressive crystalline addition will epitomize the 21st century, propelling the university into modernity will take more than a shiny design. The most wide-ranging consultation with students took place on whiteboards[Read More…]
Library Improvement Fund creates initiative to eliminate PDA
The Library Improvement Fund (LIF) released its report this week outlining the initiatives that will be undertaken in the 2015-2016 academic year. The report includes plans to improve the library facilities, as well as strategies for the implementation of several special projects. One of the main undertakings is the creation[Read More…]
Town hall on libraries: Rethinking McLennan for the 21st century
Students, faculty, and staff were invited to a Town Hall meeting last Tuesday to discuss their priorities for the future of the McLennan Library.
Off the board: Good night, sweet Tim: a eulogy for our fallen basement brother
It is with heavy hearts and much lighter wallets that we are gathered here today to mourn a truly saddening loss.
McLennan-Redpath smoke-free terrace well received by students
The new smoke-free policy at the McLennan-Redpath Terrace has received positive reception since its implementation last May.