The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) ranks McGill Library 42nd out of 114 member libraries in North America. View ARL rankings to see how McGill Library compares to other libraries. (Based on Library Investment Index 2015-2016, the most recent.)
In the 2019 MacLean's University Rankings, released in October 2018, McGill Library ranked 1st in the percentage of its budget devoted to library collections in the medical-doctoral category, which includes 15 Canadian universities with medical schools and a broad range of PhD programs.
|Information Resources Available from the Library|
|Books - print (more collections figures)||2,120,416|
|Journals - print||33,744|
|Use of Library Services|
|Loans (excluding renewals)||179,334|
|Interlibrary borrowing from other institutions||16,332|
|Interlibrary lending to other institutions||11,259|
|Total reference transactions*||70,306|
|Library visits (gate count)||2,500,232|
|Library instruction sessions (workshops, classes) and tours||939|
|Participants in library instruction and tours||25,113|
|Total library personnel||194|
* This value consists of an estimate based on sampling the number of reference transactions three weeks a year and also includes all chat reference transactions for the year.
Note that all figures represent both the downtown and Macdonald campuses.
View the annual reports for McGill Library for previous years.