Due to scheduled maintenance, the Classic Catalogue will be unavailable for about an hour early Monday morning, January 20, 2014, beginning at 00:10 (12:10 a.m.). Library holdings information in McGill WorldCat Local and the auto-loan machines will also be unavailable during this downtime. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Published on: 17 Jan 2014

Electronic journal subscriptions are prone to having access terminated at the end of each year. Please note that the McGill Library has renewed all of its online subscriptions and it is our hope that our publishers will minimize the disruption of electronic access. Should problems arise in January we will make every effort to reinstate access as quickly as possible. Please report any access problems to collections [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca.

Published on: 19 Dec 2013

All library branches will be closed from December 25, 2013 to January 2, 2014 inclusive.

For additional information on opening and service hours, please click here

Happy Holidays!

Classified as: holiday closures
Published on: 17 Dec 2013

Due to a Library event, the Chat with a Librarian service will be closed on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Please email us for assistance on December 3 and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Regular Chat hours resume on December 4 at 10am.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Published on: 29 Nov 2013

A major ventilation renovation project at the McIntyre Medical Building is underway. Mechanical systems, including exhaust and ventilation, will be upgraded in order to bring systems up to modern standards and improve energy efficiency. This project, carried out as part of the government’s Knowledge Infrastructure Program, includes roof work over the Osler Library of the History of Medicine as well as an overhaul of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems on floors 1 through 6.

Classified as: Life Sciences Library, osler library, Renovations
Published on: 21 Nov 2013

We'll be carrying out system maintenance tomorrow, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM.

During this time, the following web services will be unavailable:

Published on: 12 Nov 2013

If you have yet to visit the McGill Remembers project, it’s a great time to explore this rich resource. The McGill Remembers project has expanded its content, complete with new photo galleries, a searchable War Records database, and histories of more than 6000 veterans from the Second World War.   

Classified as: archives, remembrance day
Published on: 8 Nov 2013

eScholarship@McGill, including eTheses, eExams and other locally digitized material available via the Catalogue, will be unavailable on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 9pm to midnight due to regular server maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Published on: 6 Nov 2013

The Osler Library will be hosting an event on Friday, October 18. During this period the Library’s reference service and rare material consulting will be unavailable from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Please excuse us for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

Published on: 17 Oct 2013

Last spring, consultations were conducted by our Faculty and McGill Library Services on the future of the Life Sciences Library. Students, residents, faculty and staff from our health sciences community were invited to provide initial input on how the Life Sciences Library space could be reconfigured based on current and future needs.

Classified as: Life Sciences Library, Space Redesign, study areas
Published on: 11 Oct 2013

Most Library branches will be closed on Monday, October 14 (Thanksgiving Day). 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 14 from 8am to midnight. Services will be closed.

Classified as: Opening hours, Thanksgiving
Published on: 9 Oct 2013

Through the PGSS Library Improvement Fund, the Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill University in collaboration with the PGSS Family Care Caucus and the McGill Library created the PGSS Family Care Collection in order to assist students who bring their children to various branch libraries. Available at Library Service desks, the collection includes a small chair, crayons, colouring sheets and both fiction and nonfiction works suggested by PGSS for a variety of age groups.

PGSS Family Care Collection is available at the following branches:

Classified as: Family Care Caucus, Family Collection
Published on: 7 Oct 2013

How did people use print to structure and mediate their social relationships in Europe between 1700 and 1900? This exhibition offers some answers by presenting objects that document a range of interpersonal practices in the field of botany.

Published on: 7 Oct 2013

Updated February 10, 2014

Collections: Relocation Update

Published on: 6 Sep 2013

The Faculty of Law was delighted to learn that our colleague Daniel Boyer (BA’79, MLIS’88), Head Librarian of the Nahum Gelber Law Library, was named Associate Dean of User Services of the McGill Library for a two-year mandate.

As well, Me Boyer has also been named to the board of directors of the Société québécoise d'information juridique (SOQUIJ) for a period of five years, following the recommendation of the Deans of law faculties across Quebec.

Published on: 23 Aug 2013