Libraries

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.

Classified as: Sustainability, health and wellness, seed library
Published on: 15 Mar 2017

Update March 29, 2017: The elevator in Schulich Library is now working.


Please note, the elevator in the Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering will be out of service for repairs for two to three weeks as of March 6, 2017.  

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Published on: 6 Mar 2017

Please be advised that there will be a City of Montreal water shutdown at the McLennan Library Building on Thursday, March 2 and Friday March 3.  The shutdown will occur on both evenings from 10:00pm until 7:00am and will affect the entire building.

This shutdown is necessary for the City of Montreal to replace a major water valve on Sherbrooke Street.

During this time, please use the washrooms located in the Redpath Library Building.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.

Classified as: Construction, water shutdown
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Published on: 27 Feb 2017

McGill Library will once again offer extended opening hours in four branches for the upcoming spring exam period.

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Published on: 27 Feb 2017

From Sunday, April 2 to Friday, April 28, McGill students will be able to access the Nahum Gelber Law Library 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As agreed between the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU) and the Law Students Association (LSA), the Nahum Gelber Law Library will limit access to the three upper floors of the library to Law students only during the April 13 to 28 examination period.

Classified as: April 2017 exam period
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Published on: 24 Feb 2017

Due to scheduled maintenance the Library's WorldCat Catalogue will be unavailable Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 2:00am to 8:00am. The FirstSearch database and WorldCat.org will also be unavailable during the same period.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on: 16 Feb 2017

Due to scheduled maintenance the Library's WorldCat Catalogue will be unavailable Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 12:00am to 8:00am. The FirstSearch database and WorldCat.org will also be unavailable during the same period.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on: 25 Jan 2017

McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 8:30am to 9am for scheduled maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on: 20 Jan 2017

On Wednesday January 18 from  12pm-5pm, library staff members from McGill's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Service are attending a training session and will not be available to answer inquiries either by telephone or email. Please note that this closure affects all types of internal and external queries. 

ILL staff members will answer messages on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

Thank you for your understanding and collaboration. 

Classified as: McGill Libraries, interlibrary loans
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Published on: 17 Jan 2017

The Colombo ILL (interlibrary loan) system will be unavailable Saturday, January 14, 2017, from 2:00am to 6:00am, due to a scheduled server migration.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on: 13 Jan 2017

Please note that the Cyberthèque (ground floor, Redpath Library Building) in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library will be closed for a special event from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday, January 12, 2017 .

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on: 10 Jan 2017

Due to scheduled maintenance the Library's WorldCat Catalogue will be unavailable Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 2:00am to 9:00am. The FirstSearch database and WorldCat.org will also be unavailable during the same period.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on: 6 Jan 2017

Due to scheduled maintenance, the Library's subject guides and Databases A-Z list will be unavailable for a short time (less than 15 minutes) on December 30, 2016 at 10pm.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on: 22 Dec 2016

Beginning the week of January 3, 2017, McGill students and staff can sign into the Classic Catalogue using their McGill Username and password. Users wishing to authenticate will see a sign-in screen that looks very much like the Minerva sign-in interface. The sign-in with your barcode and PIN remains available, but if you have forgotten your PIN, this added option will enable you to access your Library Account.

Classified as: Public
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Published on: 19 Dec 2016

The Library is closed for the holidays from Friday, December 23, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017, inclusive.

All branches will open on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Check the individual branch pages for specific opening hours: http://www.mcgill.ca/library/branches

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Published on: 14 Dec 2016

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