Both Concordia and McGill, joint beneficiaries of the larger part of the collection, have collaborated to devise the best possible way of representing close to 2000 books and journals in their respective online catalogues, even though the Stern Collection itself is actually housed at McGill. Distant from Montreal by some 9000 kilometers, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was given the “first cut” of titles from the Stern Collection; nevertheless, the Hebrew University's books are linked to the new Max Stern Book Collection website.

McGill and Concordia's holdings of the Max Stern Book Collection are housed at McGill, and catalogued in the McGill University Libraries catalogue.