The University Library consists of three campus libraries:

With the Health Sciences Library (housed in the Health Sciences Centre), the McMaster Libraries system is here to support your research and learning needs.

The general public is welcome to visit the libraries and use our resources on site.




The University Library is a member of the following organizations:

  • AAHSL (Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries)
  • AAO (Archives Association of Ontario)
  • Alouette Canada
  • ARL (Association of Research Libraries)
  • Archives Association of Research Libraries
  • BitCurator Consortium
  • Budapest Open Access Initiative (via CARL membership)
  • CARL (Canadian Association of Research Libraries)
  • CLIR (Council on Library and Information Resources)
  • CNI (Coalition for Networked Information)
  • CNIE (Canadian Network for Innovation in Education)
  • COAR (Coalition of Open Access Repositories)
  • CRKN (Canadian Research Knowledge Network)
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • Duraspace 
  • EDUCAUSE (McMaster University is a member). An individual can create an acct. to view publications
  • IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations)
  • Islandora Foundation
  • NDLTD (Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations) 
  • NEADS (National Educational Association of Disabled Students)
  • OCUL (Ontario Council of University Libraries)
  • OUETD (Ontario Universities Educational Technologies Directors)
  • OLA (Ontario Library Association
  • Public Knowledge Project (PKP)
  • SPARC (Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition)

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The pages for each library contains useful information about where they are located, and where things are inside:


Organization Chart

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