Following the approval of the GD16-09 Renaming Proposal submitted to the Board of Governors on October 6, 2016, Dr. C.
McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 8am to 9am for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Most Library branches will be closed on Monday, October 10 (Thanksgiving Day, Canada). Many Library branches will be open with modified hours for study over the weekend, with some offering services. Please visit the individual branch pages on the Library website for details regarding opening and service hours. The Humanities and Social Sciences Library, located in the McLennan-Redpath Library Complex, will be open for study on Monday, October 10 from 8am to midnight. Services will be closed.
We have a trial of Drama Online until November 20, 2016. It includes the main collection of over 1000 playtexts from pre-eminent theatre lists such as Methuen Drama, Faber and Faber, and Arden Shakespeare, as well as contextual and critical background through scholarly works and practical guides. It also includes Shakespeare’s Globe On Screen (Shakespeare productions recorded live on stage in high definition), audio recordings from L.A. Theatre Works and more.
Extended study hours at Macdonald Campus Library will begin on October 1, 2016. From October 1 through December 20, in addition to the regular service hours, the Library will be open for study Monday to Thursday from 6 to 10pm and Saturdays from 12 to 8pm. Extended hours at Macdonald Campus Library are generously supported by the Macdonald Campus Students' Society, the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and the McGill Library.
Update, September 26: The issues with off-campus access to the ACS (American Chemical Society) have been resolved. We are currently experiencing problems accessing ACS (American Chemical Society) resources from off-campus over EZproxy (authenticating using your McGill username). In the interim, you can access these resources by first connecting to McGill VPN, then open ACS resources. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Please note that the Schulich Library of Science and Engineering will be closing two hours earlier than usual at 10pm in order for Facilities Management and Ancillary Services to shut down water supply and install a new water meter system. Work will begin at 10pm and should be completed by 6am the next morning.
On Monday, September 26, the Library PressDisplay desktop platform is being updated. You will still be able to access the same worldwide newspaper content as well as create a personal account to customise your home newspaper feed or create your own collections. This update does not affect the PressReader mobile app.
Update, September 23, 4:30pm: The problems with McGill holdings in WorldCat Local have been resolved. Update, September 22, 4:30pm: The problems with McGill holdings in WorldCat are arising again. We are working to resolve the issues as quickly as possible. In the interim, the Classic Catalogue can be used to find holdings information for physical items. Links for eresources are working properly.
Library Go! A McGill Library Scavenger Hunt is an interactive game that students can play at the Library on their mobile devices, for the chance of winning a Fitbit! It's a fun way to learn about our many services, varied spaces and extensive collections.
Beginning August, 24, 2016, Library borrowers will be billed for the replacement cost of items that are not returned or renewed 14 days after the due date, except for items in high demand that cannot be renewed: after 2 days for reserve material, and after 10 days for items that have been recalled. (Previously, bills for replacement were sent to users after 40 days for overdue items and 21 days for recalled overdue items.)
Please note, there will be a City of Montreal water shutdown at the McLennan-Redpath Complex on Saturday, August 20 from 9am to noon. It will affect the water in both the McLennan and Redpath Library Buildings. During this time, please use the washrooms located on the first floor of the Bronfman Building (1001 Sherbrooke Street West). We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.
The McGill Library and Archives is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathalie Cooke as new Associate Dean, ROAAr (Rare & Special Collections, Osler, Art and Archives), for a three-year term beginning September 1, 2016. “I’m excited to welcome Nathalie to the Library’s senior administration team,” said C. Colleen Cook, McGill Trenholme Dean of Libraries. “Her deep, diverse background and experience at McGill will help us share our treasures with the McGill community and beyond.”
At the McGill Library and Archives, we embrace Pride, the LGBTQ community and diversity in general as a core value. It is my sincerest hope that each of our users, be they students, faculty, staff or the general public, feel a sense of acceptance and openness at each branch and embark upon their research and studies with these values in mind. We are a community of many flavors and backgrounds and that diversity is one of the things that I like best about McGill, Montreal and Canada. Let’s celebrate it! C. Colleen Cook Trenholme Dean of Libraries
Update, July 26, 10:50am: This morning's work on the Colombo ILL system is complete. There should be no more downtime. Please take note of the new Colombo ILL login URL: https://mcgill.vdxhost.com/zportal/zengine?VDXaction=HTTPXMLLogin.