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New PCs at the Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering

Login times just got a lot faster for library users working at computer stations in room 413 at the Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering. Thanks to the SSMU’s Library Improvement Fund, Schulich has received 16 new public computers.  The new computers, OptiPlex 9020 Small Form Factor, are equipped with 1TB 3.5inch Serial ATA (7200 rpm) Hard Drive, Intel Core i7-4790 Quad Core Processors,  an AMD Radeon 2GB R7 250 graphics card and 16 gigs of RAM.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2016

Downtime for Classic Catalogue and other Library systems, November 3, 6am - 7am

Due to scheduled maintenance, the following services and systems will be unavailable between 6am and 7am, Thursday morning, November 3, 2016: Classic Catalogue Library loans and auto-loan machines (no borrowing will be possible during the downtime) Availability information for physical items in McGill WorldCat We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 01 Nov 2016

Jeffry Archer appointed Associate Dean, User Services

The McGill Library and Archives is pleased to welcome Jeffry Archer as the new Associate Dean, User Services, on a four-year term effective January 3, 2017. “Jeffry will be an incredible asset to the entire McGill community. Throughout his career, he has shown himself to be a hands-on leader who understands the importance of listening to the diverse needs of students, faculty and researchers and has the ability to develop services to best support the community,” said C. Colleen Cook, Trenholme Dean of Libraries.

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Published on : 27 Oct 2016

135 years of theses available online

In  conjunction with Open Access Week and Homecoming, 135 years of McGill graduate scholarship is now available online! Years in the making, the electronic thesis and dissertation collection now includes almost 42,000 open access McGill theses and dissertations dating back to 1881. Theses and dissertations are searchable by faculty and department, degree, or subject at escholarship.mcgill.ca. To date almost 7,000 theses have been digitized representing almost a million pages.

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Published on : 27 Oct 2016

Renaming announcement: Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering

Following the approval of the GD16-09 Renaming Proposal submitted to the Board of Governors on October 6, 2016, Dr. C.

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Published on : 21 Oct 2016

Library Blogs, Library Matters unavailable Tuesday, October 18, 8am to 9am

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.

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Published on : 14 Oct 2016

Library hours over Thanksgiving weekend

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.

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Published on : 07 Oct 2016

Database trial: Drama Online

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.

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Published on : 06 Oct 2016

Extended study hours at Macdonald Campus Library begin October 1

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.

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Published on : 30 Sep 2016

RESOLVED: Problems accessing ACS resources

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.

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Published on : 23 Sep 2016

Schulich Library of Science & Engineering closing at 10pm on Monday, October 3

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. 

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Published on : 23 Sep 2016

Upcoming changes to PressDisplay, September 26

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.

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Published on : 19 Sep 2016

RESOLVED: Problems with WorldCat and Colombo ILL search results

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.

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Published on : 16 Sep 2016

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