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Library Blogs, Library Matters unavailable Wednesday, April 15, 8am to 9am

McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 8am to 9am for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 13 Apr 2015

Extended hours at the Library

Several of the Library’s branches are now open later to give you more time to study and get your work done. The following branches are now open for study for 24-hours, 7 days a week: Humanities and Social Sciences Library Schulich Library of Science and Engineering Nahum Gelber Law Library All extended hours will remain in place until Wednesday, April 29, 2014.

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Published on : 09 Apr 2015

Access to Nahum Gelber Law Library during exam period / Accès à la Bibliothèque de droit Nahum Gelber pendant la période des examens

Access to Nahum Gelber Law Library during exam period Tuesday, April 7 to Wednesday, April 29, 2015 From Tuesday, April 7 to Wednesday, April 29, 2015, the main floor and second floor of the Nahum Gelber Law Library will be open for study to all McGill students during opening hours. During this period, only McGill Law students will be able to access the third, fourth and fifth floors using their ID cards on the card readers installed in both elevators and in access points. 

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Published on : 27 Mar 2015

Easter weekend Library hours

The following branches will be open for study until midnight over the Easter weekend (Friday, April 3 through Monday, April 6): Humanities and Social Sciences Library Schulich Library of Science and Engineering Nahum Gelber Law Library

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Published on : 27 Mar 2015

Canadian Tri-Agencies (SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR) introduce open access policy on publications arising from all awards granted after May 1, 2015

On February 27, 2015, Canada's three major research funding agencies – the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – announced a new harmonized "Open Access Policy on Publications" that requires research publications supported by public funds to be made openly available for the benefit of the community at large.

Published on : 12 Mar 2015

Library Blogs, Library Matters unavailable Thursday, March 5, 8am to 9am

McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 8am to 9am for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 03 Mar 2015

Service outage with WorldCat Local and other OCLC services (RESOLVED)

OCLC is experiencing a generalised outage across many of its platforms including WorldCat Local, the link resolver, QuestionPoint, Colombo (interlibrary loan), EZProxy (off-campus proxy access). We will update this page with addtional information as it becomes available. 5:19 PM: Service has been restored to all OCLC services.

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Published on : 26 Feb 2015

Issue with off-campus users requesting items for pickup, delivery or scanning from WorldCat Local

Off-campus users are currently not able to use the Request button in WorldCat Local to request pickup, delivery, or scanning for items held by the McGill Library. We are investigating the issue and will report back as the situation develops. In the meantime, off-campus users can use the Classic Catalogue to look up and request these items.

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Published on : 19 Feb 2015

Changes to off-campus access to Library e-resources - EZproxy migration status

As of Monday, February 16, 2015, access to McGill Library e-resources from off campus will end for all ineligible McGill affiliates. The Library's license agreements for electronic resources generally only cover off-campus access for current McGill students, faculty and staff. [Read more]

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Published on : 16 Feb 2015

Mathematica software now Free for Students

Mathematica, from Wolfram Research, is a powerful computational software used for mathematical modeling and data visualization.  McGill IT Services has been providing Mathematica to Faculty & Staff, and in computer labs across the University for the past few years.  Now it is also available to students via the McGill Software site (www.mcgill.ca/software).

Published on : 09 Feb 2015

Access to McGill Library e-resources to cease for all ineligible accounts as of February 16, 2015

As of Monday, February 16, 2015, access to McGill Library e-resources from off campus will end for all ineligible McGill affiliates. The Library's license agreements for electronic resources generally only cover off-campus access for current McGill students, faculty and staff. In July 2013, in an effort to comply with licensing agreements for electronic content, the McGill Library began a process of analyzing McGill user and affiliated accounts to ensure that only eligible users were able to access the Library’s e-resources. This work has now been completed.

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Published on : 05 Feb 2015

Library Blogs, Library Matters unavailable Tuesday, February 3, 8am to 9am

McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 8am to 9am for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 02 Feb 2015

Software license server downtime January 30, from 7am to 8am

The server that manages licenses for selected software installed on Library workstations will be unavailable Friday, January 30, 2015 from 7am to 8am. During that time users will not be able to access the following software applications on Library workstations: Matlab SPSS ArcGIS Finale 2012 We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 23 Jan 2015

Access to McGill Library e-resources to cease for all ineligible McGill accounts

Monday, January 12: Due to a technical issue, the removal of access to McGIll Library e-resources for unauthorized accounts has been delayed. More information on the new cut-off date will be published later this week. In July 2013, in an effort to comply with McGill University Library's licensing agreements for electronic content, the McGill Library began a process of analyzing McGill user and affiliated accounts to ensure that only eligible users were able to access the Library’s e-resources. This work has now been completed.

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Published on : 12 Jan 2015

Islamic Studies Library now open for study Saturdays from noon - 6pm

McGill Library is pleased to announce that from January 5 – April 29, 2015, the Islamic Studies Library will be open for study on Saturdays from noon – 6pm. Funding support for this extended study time was made possible thanks to the SSMU Library Improvement Fund.  

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Published on : 08 Jan 2015