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Water shutdown, McLennan Library Building, March 2 & 3 (10pm-7am)

Please be advised that there will be a City of Montreal water shutdown at the McLennan Library Building on Thursday, March 2 and Friday March 3.  The shutdown will occur on both evenings from 10:00pm until 7:00am and will affect the entire building. This shutdown is necessary for the City of Montreal to replace a major water valve on Sherbrooke Street. During this time, please use the washrooms located in the Redpath Library Building. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.

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Published on : 27 Feb 2017

Extended hours begin February 27

McGill Library will once again offer extended opening hours in four branches for the upcoming spring exam period.

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Published on : 27 Feb 2017

April 2017 Exam Period Access to the Nahum Gelber Law Library

From Sunday, April 2 to Friday, April 28, McGill students will be able to access the Nahum Gelber Law Library 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As agreed between the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU) and the Law Students Association (LSA), the Nahum Gelber Law Library will limit access to the three upper floors of the library to Law students only during the April 13 to 28 examination period.

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Published on : 24 Feb 2017

WorldCat Catalogue unavailable Sunday, February 19, 2am - 8am

Due to scheduled maintenance the Library's WorldCat Catalogue will be unavailable Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 2:00am to 8:00am. The FirstSearch database and WorldCat.org will also be unavailable during the same period. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2017

WorldCat unavailable Sunday, February 5, 12am to 8am

Due to scheduled maintenance the Library's WorldCat Catalogue will be unavailable Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 12:00am to 8:00am. The FirstSearch database and WorldCat.org will also be unavailable during the same period. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 25 Jan 2017

Library Blogs, Library Matters unavailable Tuesday, January 24, 8:30am to 9am

McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 8:30am to 9am for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 20 Jan 2017

McGill Interlibrary Loan Service closed Wednesday January 18, 12pm-5pm

On Wednesday January 18 from  12pm-5pm, library staff members from McGill's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Service are attending a training session and will not be available to answer inquiries either by telephone or email. Please note that this closure affects all types of internal and external queries.  ILL staff members will answer messages on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Thank you for your understanding and collaboration. 

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Published on : 17 Jan 2017

Colombo ILL unavailable Saturday, January 14, 2am to 6am

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.

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Published on : 13 Jan 2017

Cyberthèque closed Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 4 to 8pm

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.

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Published on : 10 Jan 2017

WorldCat Catalogue unavailable Sunday, January 8, 2am - 9am

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.

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Published on : 06 Jan 2017

Short downtime for Library guides, Databases A-Z list on December 30, 10pm

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.

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Published on : 22 Dec 2016

Use your McGill credentials to sign into the Classic Catalogue (Aleph)

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.

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Published on : 19 Dec 2016

McGill Library closed December 23 to January 2

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

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Published on : 14 Dec 2016

December 4, 2am to 5:30am - Links to Library e-resources won't work (EZproxy downtime)

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.

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Published on : 01 Dec 2016

RESOLVED: Problems with WorldCat search results

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.

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Published on : 29 Nov 2016