Equipment upgrade and temporary closure of L-7607
March 17, 2023

Good news! The Library is currently receiving new computers for its computer lab (L-7607) and will be upgrading its equipment.  To allow for the installation of the new material, room L-7607 will be closed temporarily and unavailable for use during the week of March 20th. The computers located in front of the printing room (L-7613) remain available.

If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Library staff at

Listes des nouvelles acquisitions et parutions
March 7, 2023

Les listes de février 2023 sont maintenant disponibles

Géophoto: the new one-stop shop of aerial photos in Quebec
March 7, 2023

As the only shared platform of aerial photo collections in Quebec, Géophoto facilitates the discovery and consultation of Quebec universities aerial photo inventories, as well as from collections of the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et des Forêts (MRNF) and the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ).

 Géophoto in a nutshell:

  • 800,000 printed aerial photos that can be borrowed.
  • 400,000 digital photos that can be viewed and downloaded.
  • More user-friendly module thanks to the addition and improvement of functionalities, especially for the search and selection of photos.
  •  Powerful search engine, combining spatial and filter searches.

In the longer term, Géophoto will contain 1.2 million printed photos from 9 Quebec universities, and 1.1 million digital photos from the MRNF and the BAnQ.

We invite you to access the Géophoto aerial photo module on the GéoIndex platform.

For any questions about Géophoto, please contact the Library at


Now Available: Accomplishments Report 2019-2022
February 27, 2023

It goes without saying that the last few years have brought their share of challenges. The Library is thus proud to present a summary of its accomplishments during this period of constant adaptation. The 2019-2022 Accomplishments Report is now available on the Library's website. You will find it on the Accomplishments tab under the "About Us" section of the main menu. Please note that the report is only available in French at the moment. On the Accomplishments page, you will also find annual statistics related to the various components of the Library's mission.

Happy reading!

Updated Dissertation and Thesis Templates
February 6, 2023

Writing your thesis or dissertation? Please know that using a template in LaTeX or Word format is mandatory. In addition, these templates will help you make sure that you are following with Polytechnique's publication standards.

You can find the latest versions of the LaTeX and Word templates under the Guides, Templates and examples at Polytechnique Montreal tab of the Publishing a Thesis or a Dissertation guide. This guide also includes lots of tips and useful resources. Among other things, you will find the  Graduate Studies’ Guide for Presenting Theses and Dissertations. A tab containing important guidelines for writing a Dissertation or Thesis by Article has also been added recently.

The Library would like to thank student Grégory Giard and his professor, Mr. Frédéric Sirois of the Department of Electrical Engineering, for their excellent work in updating the bilingual LaTeX template.

Should you have any questions regarding the writing and publication of theses and dissertations, please do not hesitate to contact the Library team by visiting the reference service or by writing to


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