Continuity & Change:
175 Years of the McGill Health Sciences Library
library has many roles: a place of study, an access point to information and
a repository of knowledge, the library is also a shrine which houses the tools
of the past and the keys to the future. In medicine, furthermore, the requirement that
the most recent information should be available immediately means that medical libraries
have been in the forefront of library technology. Certainly, at McGill, this is the case.
The words continuity and change therefore, best link the past, the present and
the future of the McGill University Health Sciences Library. Another thread,
which runs throughout the Library's existence, is the very close relationship
between the Library's collection and the medical staff. This began in 1823 with
those who founded and personally ran both the Faculty and Library.
Continuity & Change | The Beginning