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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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, HVAC, repairs
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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

Some Islamic Studies Library collections unavailable until July 15

From May 20 to July 15, Morrice Hall , which houses the Islamic Studies Library, will be undergoing an accessibility project which includes renovating the third floor washrooms. In order to do so, contractors need to open the ceiling on the second floor of the library which requires the removal of three shelving units. The materials from these shelves were packed, and the shelves were removed on Tuesday, May 13. Items in the call number range BP193.3 M3 1983 to DR438.3 M57 1990 will be unavailable until July 15, 2014.

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Published on : 16 May 2014

eScholarship@McGill, eTheses unavailable Wednesday, May 7, 10pm to midnight

eScholarship@McGill, including eTheses and other locally digitized material available via the Catalogue, will be unavailable Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 10pm until midnight due to regular server maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 06 May 2014

Upcoming changes to e-resource access

This summer the Library will be making some changes to the services we use to provide access to e-resources: E-resources will be removed from Classic Catalogue eResearch Gateway to be retired Migration to new link resolver will be completed You can read more on each of these changes below.

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Published on : 30 Apr 2014

Spring/summer hours for Library branches, online chat

Please note the following changes to the hours of operation for Library services over the course of the spring/summer months: 

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Published on : 28 Apr 2014

Library update on the Heartbleed bug

You may have recently heard of a computer security vulnerability called Heartbleed that is affecting computer networks around the world. We wanted to provide you with an update on how this vulnerability affects the Library’s services. We have reviewed the Library's servers and insured that the version of the OpenSSL running is secure and not vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug.

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Published on : 17 Apr 2014