Open Access Exhibition by Microfiches

This week, October 22 to 28, the McGill Library is celebrating Open Access Week. On view now in the Redpath Library building is a bilingual exhibition created by Microfiches.  The twelve exhibition posters explain key open access concepts. The texts were written by renowned scholarly communications specialists and visually interpreted by an artist.


This evening, October 24, join us at the Schulich Library for a Vernissage for the exhibition and meet members of the creative team behind this project. (Event details)

Exhibition creators 

Marc Larivière is an illustrator, animator and game designer. He co-founded Supersymétrie, a graphic design studio in Montreal.

Olivier Charbonneau is a librarian at Concordia University. He received his doctorate in Law, specializing in copyright. He has been engaging with the library culture and milieu since the last millennium.

Vincent Larivière is a professor at the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information de l’Université de Montréal, where he and his team are interested in exploring the modes of research & knowledge dissemination in the digital age.

This exhibition is organized in conjunction with la bibliothèque de l’École de technologie supérieure.

New School Supplies Vending Machine

If You Want It Come and Get It 

The Humanities and Social Sciences Library is proud to present their new School Supplies vending machine in the Première Moisson Redpath Cyberthèque. 

Thanks to an initiative by the SSMU’s Library Improvement Fund Committee, students and staff now have a convenient location to grab all of those last-minute essentials, like the much-needed USB charge & sync cable, a set of Post-It Notes, and even a tooth brush & paste kit. Reasonably priced, and located near the RBC bank machine, never let a missing White Out emergency get the best of you again.  



The following products are available for purchase by credit card:  

  • USB charge & sync cables 
  • Micro USB cables 
  • Lip balm 
  • Tooth brush & paste kits 
  • Scissors 
  • Micro SDHC (Lexar) 
  • Pencil sharpeners 
  • Dry erase markers 
  • Staplers 
  • Erasers 
  • Post-It Notes 
  • Condoms 
  • White Out (tape & pens) 
  • Mechanical pencils 
  • Tampons 
  • Coloured Sharpies 
  • Glue sticks 
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Kleenex 
  • Band-aids 
  • Scotch tape 
  • DVD-R 
  • CD-R 
  • AAA batteries 
  • AA batteries