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Library Go! A McGill Library Scavenger Hunt

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.

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Published on : 26 Aug 2016

Changes to billing for lost overdue items

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.)

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Published on : 23 Aug 2016

Water shutdown in the McLennan-Redpath Complex Saturday, August 20

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.

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Published on : 19 Aug 2016

Nathalie Cooke appointed new Associate Dean, ROAAr

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.”

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Published on : 10 Aug 2016

Message of Pride from the Dean of Libraries

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

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Published on : 26 Jul 2016

Downtime for Colombo ILL on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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.

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Published on : 22 Jul 2016

OverDrive: new sign-in using McGill username coming July 14

New for McGill students, faculty, staff and alumni: Starting Thursday, July 14, 2016, you will be able to use your McGill username and password to sign into OverDrive to access e-books and e-audiobooks.

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Published on : 11 Jul 2016

Library Blogs, Library Matters unavailable Wednesday, June 22, 8:30am to 9am

McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 8:30am to 9am for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 21 Jun 2016

Baroque Concert at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine

On Saturday, June 25 at 2:00 p.m., the Osler Library of the History of Medicine will host a concert featuring Vincent Lauzer as part of the 14th annual Baroque Festival. The concert will showcase works for recorder by young Quebec composers with Baroque influences. For more information about the Montréal Baroque Festival, please visit https://www.montrealbaroque.com.

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Published on : 13 Jun 2016

Redpath basement converted to closed storage

Due to growing security concerns, the Redpath Library Building basement became closed storage as of Monday, August 15, 2016. Users may request materials through the catalogue and we will accommodate requests as quickly as possible.  If you have any questions or concerns about this, please don't hesitate to contact robin [dot] canuel [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Robin Canuel), Head Librarian, Humanities and Social Sciences Library.

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Published on : 13 Jun 2016

RESOLVED: Issues with print holdings in the McGill WorldCat catalogue

Update, June 14, 2016: Technical issues with the display of the physical holdings in the McGill WorldCat catalogue have been resolved. Call numbers, locations and loan information should now display correctly for print items held by the Library.    

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Published on : 07 Jun 2016

Summer shifting project at Schulich Library of Science and Engineering

Schulich Library of Science and Engineering is undergoing a major summer shifting project. We are currently shifting our collection in order to provide more study space on the fourth and fifth floors. We will be shipping over 55,000 titles to our storage facility at the Currie Gym.

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Published on : 06 Jun 2016

Symposium: Celebrating Voltaire/ Célébrer Voltaire, March 9, 2016

La version française suit Voltaire was a celebrity and a figure of controversy in the 18th century. Famous for his wit and his advocacy of civil liberties, he remains the subject of much debate and discussion in the 21st century.  On March 9, 2016, the McGill University Library and Archives welcomed a group of local and international scholars for a one-day symposium “Celebrating Voltaire”. The symposium included sessions in both English and French. View the Agenda below.

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Published on : 02 Jun 2016

Downtime for McGill WorldCat and McGill Full Text links, June 4-5

Due to scheduled maintenance, the following services and systems will be unavailable from June 4, 2016 at 9pm until June 5, 2016 at noon: McGill WorldCat Local catalogue McGill Full Text links We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 19 May 2016

The McGill Library's Islamic Lithographs digital Collection is now live

The Islamic Studies Library Collections at McGill University include over 750 lithographed volumes printed in the second half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century in the Middle East (Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Turkey), North Africa (Morocco), and South Asia (India, Pakistan).

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Published on : 17 May 2016