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For GIS data and maps please refer to the library’s GIS guide at The McGill Library holds a significant collection of maps, atlases, air photos, satellites imagery, and data covering the greater Montreal region, the province of Quebec, Canada, and the rest of the world. The GIS guide provides an easy way to access McGill's geospatial data collections, as well as open GIS data resources. The data is organized into categories for easy searching. To request licensed data that is not directly available from the library website, please fill in the data request form at

If you cannot find what you are looking for in the catalogue, please contact Martin Chandler, the data librarian responsible for GIS data, at with the details of your project and the dataset(s) you are looking for.

If you are looking for the paper map collection, Martin Chandler will be your contact person as well.

Tutorial Services

The McGill Writing Centre Tutorial Service provides writing support for all students at the downtown campus. 

The Tutorial Service is a peer tutoring service that matches requests for academic assistance with qualified students selected from our bank of private tutors. 

3D Printing Services

The 3D printing service is located in the Innovation Commons, Room B, next to the McGill Writing Centre on the main floor of the Redpath Library. This service is available for  free to current students and faculty after completion of a mandatory training session.

Email to schedule an appointment. The 3D printers must be reserved before use via the Library’s booking system. They require at least 24 hour notice to approve reservations, not including weekends. You can book a printer for a maximum of 10 hours at a time.


If you are looking for GIS and coding software outside of the GIC, several computer labs and libraries on campus offer various software for student and faculty use.


Desktop mapping program that enables users to analyze geospatial data and create their own custom designed maps.

Available at:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences: Cyberthèque (24)
  • HSSL: Data Lab (M2-37A) (14)
  • HSSL: Digital Scholarship Hub (RM-16) (1) HSSL: Redpath 2nd floor (40)
  • Macdonald Campus (23) 

Google Earth

A geobrowser that accesses satellite and aerial imagery, ocean bathymetry, and other geographic data over the internet to represent the Earth as a three-dimensional globe

Available at:

  • HSSL: Data Lab (M2-37A) (14)
  • HSSL: Redpath 2nd floor (40)


Software used for cross-tabulations, correlations, t tests, equality-of-variance tests, tests of proportions, and confidence intervals.

Available at:

  • HSSL: Data Lab (M2-37A) (14)
  • HSSL: McLennan e-Classroom (24)
  • HSSL: Redpath 2nd floor (40)
  • Macdonald Campus (22)

Available on all library computer workstations.

  • 7-Zip 16.04
  • Adobe Digital Editions
  • Adobe Reader DC 17.009
  • Adobe Shockwave Player 12.2
  • Audacity 2.2
  • Beyond 2020 Professional Browser 7.0 SP4
  • ChemOffice 15.1
  • EndNote X8
  • FFMpeg 2.2.2
  • Firefox 49.0.2
  • Google Chrome 58.0
  • Internet Explorer 11

  • LAME for Windows 3.99.3
  • MATLAB R2017
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016
  • PopsTools 3.2.5
  • Python 3.2
  • RStudio for Windows 3.5
  • SAS 9.4
  • SPSS (except Mac OS X workstations) 24.0
  • Trend Micro OfficeScan 11.0.
  • VLC media player 3.0
  • Zotero 5.0