Restoration Continues Apace

Dozens of representatives from all trades and occupations in the construction industry are making great progress with the restoration of the Macdonald-Stewart Library Building, home of the Schulich Library. All demolition work is finished and only construction phases remain.  The work has unveiled many missed and forgotten windows, promising naturally brightened floors. New finishes and increased washrooms will ease your long hours of study.

To shed some light on how this is shaping up, here is a before photo of our very popular group study, 5th floor. Large swaths of floorspace had been closed off with the false walls that covered up our unique windows.

A very full Schulich 5th floor, with temporary walls blocking the windows.

Here is a similar, panned-out view of that section, windows shining through.  Women’s needs were woefully underserved in our building, and this floor will also include a large women’s washroom of ten stalls, as well as two individual, gender-neutral washrooms.

Schulich 5th floor, windows uncovered. Things are looking brighter!

For more information on the renovation project, please see the project page

Getting Familiar with the Library

With the semester in full swing, you might have some questions about resources you might need. Thanks to our Orientation Committee, we have both a webpage and a handbook for you.

Our Library Orientation page is a great one-stop-shop has all of the essential information about the library. This includes links to library hours, where to search for books and other materials, contacting a librarian and more.

Also in our orientation page is the beautifully created Library Matters handbook that has handy tips from fellow students, detailing what they wish they knew about the library when they first started at McGill. The handbook also has some fun activities like crosswords and colouring pages for you to enjoy.
Take a dive in and see you at the library!

Where are the Collections?

The Schulich Library building may be closed, but our rich collection remains available. Access our thousands of online resources (e-books, e-journals, databases, etc.) anytime and anywhere. EZProxy allows you to log in from off-campus, using your McGill username and password.

You can find our regular circulating titles in the Redpath Basement, while other popular Schulich material is located in the adjacent McLennan Library Building.
Looking for the ASTM Standards? The are located with the McLennan Reference Collection.

Need consumer health information? You will find the Wendy Patrick Health Information Collection on the second floor of the McLennan Library building.
Trying to find your print course readings? Look for them in the McLennan Course Reserve room.