Becoming familiar with using the library is the first step on your research journey. These lessons will help you learn how to navigate the library website, take you on a tour of our libraries and help you find a book on the shelf.
McMaster University Library is made up of four separate libraries. Watch these brief videos to become familiar with our different libraries:
Mills Memorial Library is our Social Science and Humanities library. It is also the largest library on campus and houses many of our services.
The quickest way to find a book on your topic is to conduct a keyword or subject search in our Catalogue. Watch this short video to learn more about finding books by topic:
In order to find a book on the shelf you need to understand how to read its call number. Let this quick video explain it to you:
The books in the library are organized by topic so when grabbing your book off the shelf remember to take a quick look at the surrounding books, you might just find the perfect book!