Skip to main content

Support the Library

With your gift to McMaster, you can choose to support the vibrant and necessary work taking place in McMaster's Library system. The Library continues to expand its physical holdings and donor dollars can help substantially with the acquisition of new books and other materials. But the Library is also evolving enthusiastically to fulfill the needs of today's students, expanding its digital resources and building a robust support system for research, teaching and learning.

The Library is a shared touchpoint of all McMaster students and its role in a successful academic experience is critical. By making your gift to the McMaster Library, you're supporting every McMaster student in one way or another.

Gifts help support library-classroom collaborations

In a world of information overload, it can be difficult to decipher which data is credible and how to use information in research and scholarship. McMaster’s librarians work as co-educators with faculty to teach students essential information literacy and research skills, ensuring that McMaster’s students graduate with excellent critical thinking skills for life-long learning.



Giving To The Library Introduces Digital Humanities To Eager Learners

Thanks to donors, the Library is able to provide innovative learning opportunities like the Introduction to Digital Humanities course in collaboration with the Lewis and Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship.

This innovative course is helping students combine digital technology and archival materials to better understand and share the experiences of those who fought and lived through the First World War.

“Digital Humanities encourages people to think very actively about how to make research accessible in a visual sense, and make it available to a broad audience.” says Paige Morgan, a postdoctoral fellow at the Sherman Centre and one of the course instructors. Morgan says since Digital Humanities is a growing trend worldwide, it’s important to continue to find ways to expose students to this form of scholarship. “Once upon a time, no one knew what Twitter was and now it’s ubiquitous. Digital Humanities is likely to become just as commonplace – just another part of Humanities research.”