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Reference Services, Visiting the University Archives

Preparing for Your Visit to the Archives

1)  We have moved! Our reference room has been relocated to the Rare Books and Special Collections Reading Room on the fourth floor of the McLennan Library Building. Please note that our phone number has also changed. The Archives can now be reached at 514-398-4711.

We recommend that you make an appointment prior to your visit. This can be done by emailing our Reference Desk at

We look forward to serving you in our new space.

2)  Consult our website. The on-line sources provide a range of possible starting points for your research. Once you have found information that you would like to view, make a note of the particular files or items, and record all the information that appears with the item, including any number or codes. Please submit your request to

There is no fee for reference service at the McGill University Archives. However, the Archives gratefully accepts donations for the services provided. These donations assist us in the ongoing provision of reference services to clients outside McGill. Donations may be made directly to the McGill University Archives.

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