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Room booking downtime, May 24 between 1am and 4am

Due to scheduled maintenance, the Library's room booking system (group study rooms, 3d printers/scanner, Research Commons collaboration booths) will be unavailable for up to 30 minutes between 1:00am and 4:00am, Wednesday, May 24. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 23 May 2017

New Report: Open Education Resources and Textbook Affordability at McGill

McGill University Library & Archives and the Student Society of McGill University (SSMU) are happy to announce the release of the report, “Challenges and opportunities: Open Educational Resources (OERs) at McGill University” by graduating Arts student Casarina Hocevar. The report releases the findings of a student textbook affordability survey and provides a set of recommendations for greater OER use on campus. Click here to read it.

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Published on : 19 May 2017

McGill Library & Archives awards the inaugural Computational Research Fellowship to Rajat Bhateja

McGill University Library and Archives is delighted to announce the recipient of the inaugural Computational Research Fellowship.

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Published on : 18 May 2017

Gregory Houston and Dawn McKinnon winners of the 2017 McGill Library Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 McGill Library Excellence Awards, which were awarded on May 11, 2017. The awards recognize outstanding contributions and exceptional leadership to McGill’s continued success and in advancing the mission of the Library. Digitization and New Media Administrator Gregory Houston, was presented with the Library Staff Excellence Award and Dawn McKinnon, Coordinator, E-Books & Cataloguing, received the Librarian Excellence Award.

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Published on : 12 May 2017

uPrint prepaid cards needed for Exchange, IUT, and some Continuing Studies students

As of May 3, 2017, students who are members of the following groups will not be able to access the uPrint machines on campus with their McGill ID Card, or their McGill username and password:  - Exchange students  - Inter-University Transfer students  - Special and Visiting students in the School of Continuing Studies  - Special intensive English and French programs in the School of Continuing Studies

Published on : 20 Apr 2017

Classic Catalogue now secure using HTTPS

The Library's Classic Catalogue, and Library Account sign-in form are now fully secure, using HTTPS. Please update any bookmarks you may have to the Classic Catalogue to use the HTTPS protocol (https://). The URL is now: https://catalogue.mcgill.ca/F

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Published on : 06 Apr 2017

Lower McTavish Pedestrian detour April 7 - 14

A City of Montreal project concrete pour on Friday, April 7 will have approximately twelve trucks accessing McTavish through the alley behind the Bronfman Building. As a result, the pedestrian access across McTavish at Bookstore/McLennan-Redpath Complex crossing point will be blocked off. A detour will be in place for approximately one week starting from April 7. The detour will have people walking up to Sherbrooke before gaining access to the east or west sidewalk on McTavish. Please view the image for clarification.

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Published on : 06 Apr 2017

Easter weekend Library hours

The following branches will provide 24-hour access for study for McGill users over the Easter weekend (Friday, April 14 through Monday, April 17): Humanities and Social Sciences Library Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering Nahum Gelber Law Library

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Published on : 06 Apr 2017

RESOLVED: Issue with Library's WorldCat Catalogue and link resolver

Update, March 30 3:10pm: Our partner company is continuing to investigate the causes of today’s WorldCat service interruption. However, searches in McGill’s WorldCat are working once again. We are currently experiencing difficulties with the Library's WorldCat Catalogue  & our link resolver. EZproxy & QuestionPoint do not seem to be affected. Our partner company is working on a fix. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you.

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Published on : 30 Mar 2017

Elevator now working in Schulich Library

The elevator is now working in Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering. The elevator has been repaired and is working as expected as of March 29, 2017. We thank you for your patience over the past few weeks and apologize for the inconvenience caused. Previously: Schulich Library elevator out of service for repairs until late March

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Published on : 29 Mar 2017

RESOLVED: Off-campus EZproxy and Interlibrary Loan Access Unavailable

Update, March 20 3:20pm: The problems with off-campus EZproxy and Interlibrary loan access has been resolved. We are currently experiencing difficulties with off-campus EZproxy and Interlibrary loan access due to network issues on campus. McGill IT is working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible and will provide an update in this space as soon as it becomes available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2017

E-resource links in WorldCat unavailable Saturday, March 18, 12am to 4am

Due to scheduled maintenance, links to electronic resources via the Library's WorldCat Catalogue will be unavailable Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 12:00am to 4:00am. The WorldCat link resolver - "Find Full Text" links - will also be unavailable during the same period. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 16 Mar 2017

Library materials due March 15 have been extended to March 16

Please note, due to the extreme weather conditions, all Library items (regular loans and overnight reserves) that were due on Wednesday, March 15 are now due on Thursday, March 16.   Overnight reserves will still be due by 1 hour after the circulation desk opens in the respective branches. Thank you.

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Published on : 15 Mar 2017

McGilll Library branches remain open despite snowstorm

Please note, because of the difficult weather and transportation issues caused by the blizzard, classes on both McGill University campuses will be cancelled March 15, including evening courses. More details are available by clicking here.

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Published on : 15 Mar 2017

Macdonald Campus Seed Library Breaking New Ground March 20

On March 20, 2017, the first day of spring, the Macdonald Campus Library at McGill University will officially launch a seed library. The Macdonald Campus Seed Library is the first academic seed library of its kind in Quebec and third in Canada. The library serves the entire McGill community.

Published on : 15 Mar 2017