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Summer shifting project at Schulich Library of Science and Engineering

Schulich Library of Science and Engineering is undergoing a major summer shifting project. We are currently shifting our collection in order to provide more study space on the fourth and fifth floors. We will be shipping over 55,000 titles to our storage facility at the Currie Gym.

Published: 6Jun2016

Symposium: Celebrating Voltaire/ Célébrer Voltaire, March 9, 2016

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Voltaire was a celebrity and a figure of controversy in the 18th century. Famous for his wit and his advocacy of civil liberties, he remains the subject of much debate and discussion in the 21st century. 

On March 9, 2016, the McGill University Library and Archives welcomed a group of local and international scholars for a one-day symposium “Celebrating Voltaire”.

The symposium included sessions in both English and French. View the Agenda below.

Published: 2Jun2016

Exhibition: Illuminated Qur'ans

Morrice Hall Islamic Studies Library, 3485 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E1, CA

The Arabic writing used for setting down the sacred text of the Qur’an subsequently went under a diffusion corresponding to the expansion of the Islamic faith and to the development of the Islamic civilization.

Exhibition: Jewish Bibliophilia: Sacred and Secular

McLennan Library Building McLennan Library Lobby, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA

What drives humans to collect? Walter Benjamin, the early 20th century philosopher and cultural critic, commented: “O bliss of the collector… Ownership is the most intimate relationship one can have to objects.

Downtime for McGill WorldCat and McGill Full Text links, June 4-5

Due to scheduled maintenance, the following services and systems will be unavailable from June 4, 2016 at 9pm until June 5, 2016 at noon:

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Published: 19May2016

The McGill Library's Islamic Lithographs digital Collection is now live

The Islamic Studies Library Collections at McGill University include over 750 lithographed volumes printed in the second half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century in the Middle East (Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Turkey), North Africa (Morocco), and South Asia (India, Pakistan).

Published: 17May2016

A war hero in our midst: The story of George Irvine Baillie

Have you ever noticed any of the 7 portraits hanging on the inside walls of the Schulich Library?  Each portrait has captured a moment in that person’s life and invites us to find out the story behind the face.

Published: 4May2016

Colombo ILL downtime, April 16 and April 23

Access to the Colombo Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service will be unavailable, due to scheduled server migrations:

  • Saturday, April 16, 2016  from 2:00am-6:00am (with a possible extension to 12:00pm)
  • Saturday, April 23, 2016  from 2:00am-6:00am (with a possible extension to 12:00pm)

We apologize for any inconvienience.

Published: 8Apr2016

Michele Larose - Osler Library Artist-in-Residence Programme is now accepting submissions

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Value: $6,000

Application Deadline: June 1, 2016.

Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Michele Larose, artist and paediatric neuropsychiatrist who trained in psychiatry and child psychiatry at McGill and in visual arts at Curtin University in Australia, the Osler Library of the History of Medicine has established an artist-in-residence programme.

Published: 8Apr2016

The McGill Library and Archives launched its new Research Commons with a day of interactive demos

March 30, 2016 was the official launch of the new Research Commons, a technology-enhanced, collaborative space that brings together services and resources to support researchers. The launch included demonstrations of the 3D printers, presentations of the video wall and opportunities to try out the virtual reality headset.

To learn more about the Research Commons and to book a room or equipment, please visit http://www.mcgill.ca/library/branches/research-commons.

Published: 5Apr2016