Concordia has two great libraries, one in the McConnell building downtown  (LB), and the Vanier Library at Loyola Campus. Montreal has other public libraries you can use, too, to borrow books or CDs, use the internet, read newspapers and magazines from around the world, or just to study or read quietly.

» National Library of Québec [Grande Bibliothèque du Québec]

The National Library of Quebec is a large modern library is at Berri-UQAM station and you can enter the library from the station. If you want to get a library card for the National Library, you have to become a “subscriber”. Then you can borrow materials from the library to take home, and you can also use the library’s film-viewing stations, and access the online archives to research on the internet. To become a subscriber, go to the subscription desk on the main floor of the library building. It is free, but bring ID cards and proof that you are living in Quebec. There is also a small museum space in the basement. It is closed on Mondays, but it is open till 10:00 pm on weeknights.

  • 475 De Maisonneuve Est, Metro Berri-UQAM

» Montreal City Libraries

The city of Montreal has 43 public libraries in different boroughs (neighbourhoods) on the island. You can become a member by going to your local library. You need to show ID and proof that you live in the city (a lease from your apartment or a phone bill will do). To find a library near where you live, check the website.

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