Thode Library & its Collections

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Thode Library & its Collections
  • named in honour of Henry George Thode (1910-1997), Professor of Chemistry and Nuclear Technology, first Principal of Hamilton College and past President of McMaster University (1961-1972)
  • opened in 1978
  • seating capacity of 1475
  • houses the collections in all the various disciplines of science and engineering

The Library's online catalogue, provides access to books, periodicals, and government publications. The book collection is classified by the Library of Congress classification system and shelved by call number. Our journals are shelved by title, many of them held in our storage space, easily retrieved upon request. Most technical reports are not catalogued, but are arranged on the shelves by the technical report number. The Library also holds a microform collection of older books, periodicals and technical reports. All materials, excepting some journals, are on open shelves and accessible to patrons during library hours.


H. G. Thode Library of Science and Engineering
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S 4P5

Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext. 22000