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About the George W. Wallace Library

Named in honor of George Wilson Wallace, Champlain College-Saint-Lambert teacher and Campus Director, the George W. Wallace Library and Media Centre is located on the second and third floors of B-Block. The Library provides plenty of space for quiet and silent study. With close to 30 laptops to borrow and wifi connectivity throughout, the Library is the perfect place to come for all your work and information needs.

Main Floor

In addition to the Loans Desk and Reference Desk on the main floor, students will find the teacher Reserves collection, the Reference collection, our Graphic Novels/Comic book collection and our fiction Paperback collection (more great reads in the literature PQ to PZ sections on the 3rd floor).

Designated as a Quiet Study Area, students will find many tables to study individually without distractions. Great views of the Pont Jacques-Cartier, the Maritime park and lots of trees.

Located at the Loans Desk, are the Media equipment provided for the Film & New Media students with specialized photographic and video equipment required for their assignments.

You'll also find your warm and friendly Library staff ready to assist you however we can!

3rd Floor

The Library's circulating book collection is located on the 3rd floor of the B-block. The only block on campus with a 3rd floor.

This floor is designated as the Silent Study Area. In this area, students will find plenty of individual study carrels with great views of the Maritime park, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Pont Jacques-Cartier, Saint-Lawrence Seaway, Mont-Royal and of course la ville de Montréal .

Who is George W. Wallace?

The Library is named in honour of George Wilson Wallace.  In 1972, he was one of the first faculty members hired by Champlain Saint-Lambert as an instructor in History and Humanities.  He was one of the founding members of the Champlain College Teachers' Association (CCTA).

In 1974, Mr. Wallace became the Director of the Continuing Education and turned it into one of the largest in the CEGEP system.

In 1976, he assumed the role of Campus Director and served in that position until his eventual retirement in 2003.  Under his leadership, the campus more than tripled in size from 1,000 to over 2,500 students.  It is during this period of growth that he oversaw the construction of this library.

We are hopeful that our wonderful state-of-the art George W. Wallace Library will build on what he started.

Silent Study Areas

Looking for a quiet place to work?

The Library has Silent Study Areas on the park side and on the seaway side. These areas are upstairs on the 3rd floor in the Library. Signs have been posted in each area. With your cooperation we can create "a pleasant and productive environment for study and research for all users".

You can let us know when there are individuals or groups that are having conversations or disturbing others in these areas. Just notify one of the Library staff or send us a MIO message at (Recipient : Reference Librarian) and we will send someone to respond.