Schulich Library

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The South Facing Entrance of Schulich Library (NOTE: only acts as an emergency exit now).
General Info
Address 809 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C1
Building Hours

Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Phone 514-398-4769

The Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering (commonly referred to as Schulich Library or, just simply, Schulich) is the center for scientific information in the downtown campus. Connected with the Frank Dawson Adams Building, there are study areas on each floor for independent or group study sessions which can be convenient after having class in the FDA lecture hall.


Named after the family of Seymour Schulich, he generously donated funds to several schools across Canada, including McGill which houses this library and the Schulich School of Music in his honour, to help promote education. The library was built in in 1893 where it started out as the MacDonald Physics Building. It was here in this building where Ernest Rutherford conducted his Nobel Prize winning (1908) research for his investigation in the disintegration of elements and radioactive substances.

Library Services

The Schulich Library is home to one of the uPrint compatible printers where you can print, copy, and scan documents, and scanning is free! There are a large variety of books and journals related to the physical sciences, life sciences, and engineering which can be useful information for lab reports or for general interest. The library is also home to Spirit Book Scanners, which are devices that can scan book pages which can be saved onto a USB if you don't need an entire book and are available free of charge! On each floor there are also many computers that are free to use whenever you do not have access to a personal computer; just bring you McGill e-mail and password, and you're all set! Furthermore, if you're having a hard time finding or using any of these services, there are librarians that are happy to help you with anything you need.