Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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McGill requires more space for its academic needs; the Bronfman Building, adjacent to the Bookstore, is not large enough to accommodate all the Management students, staff and faculty. Given its size and location, the Bookstore represented the best option for McGill to provide the space the Faculty of Management needs.

Our store offers everything people need for class: course materials and lab supplies, general books, stationery and other goods. Other services available: pick-up desk for online orders and textbook buyback.

680 Sherbrooke St. W.

  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Continuing Studies students can buy their course materials at 680 Sherbrooke St. W., corner of University.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.

You can contact sales.mcs@mcgill.ca for any of your technology needs.

You can shop on this website for all course materials, McGill merchandise or other great products. A new feature is our free shipping across Canada for online orders of $40 and over (excluding course materials and diploma frames).

You also have the option to pick up your order at our 680 Sherbrooke St. W. store from Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Le James’ retail experience is now complemented with a pop-up location in the form of a trailer that operates in different areas around the downtown campus for weeks at a time. It is currently located near Roddick Gates and is opened Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (weather permitting). It carries general merchandise and McGill branded clothing.

You may shop online anytime on this website or at our mobile store on campus. Additionally, our Le James Boutique is now open at 680 Sherbrooke St. W. It carries all the McGill-branded merchandise, Continuing Education textbooks, diploma frames, computers and accessories, as well as stationery and convenience goods. Other services available: pick-up desk for online orders.

Hours of Operation
  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Products purchased at any store during back-to-school can be exchanged or returned at our store. Course materials ordered online for pickup in-store during back-to-school season can only be exchanged or returned at our store. Other products ordered online can be returned as per the Web return policy.

Return and exchange policy: Goods may be returned for refund or exchange within 10 working days, Textbooks may be returned until the add/drop deadline subject to refund policy terms. Shrink wrapped product is not returnable if shrink wrap is broken. All Coursepacks, study guide and test prep sales are final.

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Our old name has served us well, but it no longer reflects who we are. McGill University Bookstore, is a description of what we were created to be. However, over the years, we’ve expanded our selection of products and services to meet our community’s diverse and growing needs.

While we are proud to sell books, in various formats, we also offer a wide range of McGill-branded products, clothing, frames, and gifts, as well as computers and accessories, stationery, snacks, and more. We do more than sell books and we need a name that reflects that.

We wanted our new name to evoke our legacy and heritage, while describing a contemporary space where our community can find a wide variety of products and services. A place with a name.

JAMES, of course, is the name of our University’s founder and using it is a tribute to his importance. The LE in front, is a nod to our identity as an English institution in a francophone province. As a name, LE JAMES offers us more flexibility to evolve by not simply describing what we sell and what we are.

We hope our new name will inspire people to think about all the great McGillians, past and present, who have built the reputation of this prestigious institution. Finally, the descriptive “Bookstore/Librairie” remains, which is the link with our current name.

Contribute to the success of the University’s academic mission by providing academic goods and services to the McGill community at the lowest possible price through a self-funded, break-even operation.

Contribute to campus life by returning surplus from the sales of non-academic goods and services directly back to the University.

All proceeds from the bookstore always return to the University.


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