Gradual re-opening of MUHC medical libraries

We are pleased to announce the gradual reopening of MUHC medical libraries.

At the onset, the Glen Library will be prioritized. It will be open 3 days a week, on selected days from Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The library is currently shared with simulation activities, but additional availability may be offered when those activities end.

The Montreal General Hospital Library remains closed until further notice. As soon as we receive authorization from Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for the reopening, we will communicate those details with you by email. Furthermore, the library at the Montreal Neurological hospital remains closed for renovations.

Who can book a study space?

At this time, study space use is reserved for MUHC learners, including but not limited to:

  • Residents
  • Nurses pursuing continuing education
  • Allied health professionals pursuing continuing education
  • Medical students on rotation
  • Nursing students on rotation
  • Stagiaires
  • Observers (observership program)

All learners must have their MUHC ID.

Study spaces may be booked for individual use only. No group study is permitted.

Time slots & opening hours

Time slots: Time slots are one hour long (including cleaning and disinfection time). Consecutive timeslots may be booked.

Maximum study space booking: Daily maximum = 4 hours. Weekly maximum = 12 hours. .

Advance booking: Booking permitted up to 2 weeks in advance.

Opening hours: Check LibCal for study space availability.

After-hours access: Not permitted.

Types of spaces available

Study Carrel: Large desk where you can bring and plug in your personal device (ex:` laptop, tablet, etc.).

Computer Workstation: Desk with library computer connected to the MUHC network. These computers can provide access to OACIS. Some also provide access to Endnote, an application for managing bibliographies and references.

How to book

To use a study carrel or computer workstation, book a space using LibCal.

For more information on how book a space, see our tutorial.

It is not permitted to eat or drink inside the library and you will have to respect the current sanitary guidelines issued by IPC (2 metre social distancing and procedure mask at all times).

At this time, only the study space reservation service is available.

Physical book consultations and loans, printing/photocopying and the loaning of equipment (headphones, laptops) are currently not permitted.

Many services (search support, inter-library loans for electronic articles, trainings, how to find an article, troubleshooting Endnote, etc.) are available remotely.

Please contact the library by email at or fill out the appropriate form to make a remote service request:

Updated May 3, 2022.