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Library Matters downtime, Thursday, October 9 from 8:30 to 9:30am

Due to scheduled maintenance, Library Matters, will be unavailable for about an hour Thursday morning, October 9, 2014, beginning at 8:30am. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 07 Oct 2014

New automatic feature activated for ILL borrowing service

A new feature is now activated that facilitates submitting interlibrary loan (ILL) borrowing requests through the Colombo Interlibrary Loan system. Both the McGill WorldCat catalogue and the OpenURL Resolver (i.e. Find Full Text service) offer McGill users the Request item through interlibrary loan option which connects users to the Colombo ILL system. After clicking on the McGill login link, users will authenticate with McGill credentials for Colombo as usual.

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Published on : 09 Jul 2014

Study areas on main floor of Redpath Library Building closed until late July

Renovations are currently taking place in the Redpath Library Building, making parts of the main floor temporarily inaccessible. Study areas and group study rooms on the main floor of the Redpath Library Building are closed. The e-classroom (Room RM-23), Cybertheque (basement level) and Blackader area (2nd floor) will remain open and are accessible via alternate routes. The Writing Centre can be accessed via the Redpath Hall entrance on the side terrace.

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Published on : 26 Jun 2014

All Library branches closed on July 1 for Canada Day

Please note that Tuesday, July 1 is a statutory holiday (Canada Day) therefore all Library branches will be closed. For a listing of opening and service hours please click here.

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Published on : 25 Jun 2014

Library branches switch to summer hours

Several of the Library's branches switch over to summer hours today. For more information, please visit the appropriate branch page.

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Published on : 23 Jun 2014

All Library branches closed on June 24 for La fête nationale/Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day

Please note that Tuesday, June 24, 2014 is a statutory holiday (La fête nationale/Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day) therefore all Library branches will be closed. For a listing of opening and service hours please click here.

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Published on : 21 Jun 2014

Air conditioning not functional at McLennan-Redpath Library Complex

The McLennan-Redpath Library Complex air conditioning system is not functional due to a broken pipe. It will take 7-10 days to complete the repair. Depending on the weather outside, the building may get warmer than usual. Library users can also expect some noise caused by drilling, hammering and welding and are encouraged to use other, quieter, cooler branch library spaces to study. For information on opening and service hours, please select a branch library from the list located here.

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Published on : 17 Jun 2014

Colombo interlibrary loan database unavailable Friday, June 13, 5:00pm until midnight Saturday June 14

The Colombo interlibrary loan database will be unavailable to McGill users and staff from 5:00pm on Friday, June 13, 2014 until the end of the day on Saturday, June 14, 2014. As a result, McGill users will not be able to submit interlibrary loan requests during this period.

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Published on : 12 Jun 2014

Off-campus access, interlibrary loan, and authentication services unavailable Saturday, June 14, 10:00pm to 10:30pm

This coming Saturday, June 14, starting at 10:00 PM, McGill IT will be carrying out scheduled maintenance on central authentication systems. As a result, you will not be able to login to most Library services for a 5-minute period of time within the maintenance window. This includes EZproxy (off-campus access to e-resources), Colombo (interlibrary loan), and several other online services.

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Published on : 12 Jun 2014

eScholarship@McGill, eTheses, eExams unavailable Wednesday, June 11, 10:00pm to 10:15pm

eScholarship@McGill, including eTheses, eExams and other locally digitized material available via the Catalogue, will be unavailable Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 10:00pm until 10:15pm due to regular server maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 11 Jun 2014

Changes to e-resource access: Classic Catalogue, eResearch Gateway, Google Scholar

Today (June 9) we implemented a number of changes that affect how the Library’s e-resources are accessed by the McGill Community.

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Published on : 09 Jun 2014

E-resources to be removed from the Classic Catalogue on June 9

As mentioned previously, we will be removing electronic resources from the Classic Catalogue.

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Published on : 29 May 2014

New Library Service: Journal Article/Book Chapter Scanning Service

The McGill Library is pleased to announce the inauguration of a new service. Effective May 29, 2014, McGill students, faculty and staff may request scanned copies of journal articles or book chapters from the print collection of the McGill Library to be sent to their McGill email address. Information including a one minute video on how to submit a scan request is available on the library website at:

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Published on : 29 May 2014

eResearch Gateway to be retired

Updated May 28: The retirement of the eresearch gateway has been moved back to June 9. On Monday, June 9, 2014 the eResearch Gateway will be taken off-line. The eResearch Gateway provides alternate ways of searching for articles, databases, and other electronic resources. This functionality is now provided for the most part by WorldCat and the Library's subject guides.

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Published on : 27 May 2014

All Library branches closed for Journée nationale des patriotes

Please note that all Library branches will be closed on Monday, May 19, 2014 for a statutory holiday (Journée nationale des patriotes).

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Published on : 19 May 2014