The Colombo ILL (interlibrary loan) system will be unavailable Saturday, January 14, 2017, from 2:00am to 6:00am, due to a scheduled server migration. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Please note that the Cyberthèque (ground floor, Redpath Library Building) in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library will be closed for a special event from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday, January 12, 2017 . We apologize for any inconvenience.
Due to scheduled maintenance the Library's WorldCat Catalogue will be unavailable Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 2:00am to 9:00am. The FirstSearch database and WorldCat.org will also be unavailable during the same period. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Due to scheduled maintenance, the Library's subject guides and Databases A-Z list will be unavailable for a short time (less than 15 minutes) on December 30, 2016 at 10pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Beginning the week of January 3, 2017, McGill students and staff can sign into the Classic Catalogue using their McGill Username and password. Users wishing to authenticate will see a sign-in screen that looks very much like the Minerva sign-in interface. The sign-in with your barcode and PIN remains available, but if you have forgotten your PIN, this added option will enable you to access your Library Account. Have questions regarding this new interface? Please click here.
The Library is closed for the holidays from Friday, December 23, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017, inclusive. All branches will open on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Check the individual branch pages for specific opening hours: http://www.mcgill.ca/library/branches
Links to McGill Library e-resources will not work as expected Sunday, December 4, 2016 between 2:30am and 5am, due to scheduled maintenance to the EZproxy authentication system. While the work is being done over, links to online resources from the Library website, the WorldCat catalogue, databases and e-journals A-Z lists, and subject guides will not work for any resource that is restricted to McGill users. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Update, November 29, 4:30pm: The problems with McGill holdings in WorldCat Local have been resolved. We are currently experiencing problems with call number and location information not showing for physical items in our WorldCat Catalogue. We are working to resolve the issues as quickly as possible.
On Saturday, November 26 from 3am to 5pm, Facilities will be performing renovation work that will affect temperatures in the Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Engineering. The steam distribution system in the Macdonald-Stewart Library Building (Schulich Library) will be shut down in order to fix six leaks before the winter season sets in. As a result, library users may experience colder than normal temperatures. Spaces will be open for study but users should dress accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Update, November 23: Yesterday's issues affecting off-campus access to the Library's Classic Catalogue have been resolved. We are currently experiencing issues with off-campus access to the Library's Classic Catalogue. From off campus, users encounter the error: Error 403 Forbidden | Access from IP address 188.8.131.52 not allowed.
Login times just got a lot faster for library users working at computer stations in room 413 at the Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering. Thanks to the SSMU’s Library Improvement Fund, Schulich has received 16 new public computers. The new computers, OptiPlex 9020 Small Form Factor, are equipped with 1TB 3.5inch Serial ATA (7200 rpm) Hard Drive, Intel Core i7-4790 Quad Core Processors, an AMD Radeon 2GB R7 250 graphics card and 16 gigs of RAM.
Due to scheduled maintenance, the following services and systems will be unavailable between 6am and 7am, Thursday morning, November 3, 2016: Classic Catalogue Library loans and auto-loan machines (no borrowing will be possible during the downtime) Availability information for physical items in McGill WorldCat We apologize for any inconvenience.
The McGill Library and Archives is pleased to welcome Jeffry Archer as the new Associate Dean, User Services, on a four-year term effective January 3, 2017. “Jeffry will be an incredible asset to the entire McGill community. Throughout his career, he has shown himself to be a hands-on leader who understands the importance of listening to the diverse needs of students, faculty and researchers and has the ability to develop services to best support the community,” said C. Colleen Cook, Trenholme Dean of Libraries.
In conjunction with Open Access Week and Homecoming, 135 years of McGill graduate scholarship is now available online! Years in the making, the electronic thesis and dissertation collection now includes almost 42,000 open access McGill theses and dissertations dating back to 1881. Theses and dissertations are searchable by faculty and department, degree, or subject at escholarship.mcgill.ca. To date almost 7,000 theses have been digitized representing almost a million pages.