Bibliothèques

Links to McGill Library e-resources will not work as expected Sunday, December 4, 2016 between 2:30am and 5am, due to scheduled maintenance to the EZproxy authentication system.

While the work is being done over, links to online resources from the Library website, the WorldCat catalogue, databases and e-journals A-Z lists, and subject guides will not work for any resource that is restricted to McGill users.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on: 1 Dec 2016

Update, November 29, 4:30pm: The problems with McGill holdings in WorldCat Local have been resolved.


We are currently experiencing problems with call number and location information not showing for physical items in our WorldCat Catalogue. We are working to resolve the issues as quickly as possible.

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Published on: 29 Nov 2016

On  Saturday, November 26 from 3am to 5pm, Facilities will be performing renovation work that will affect temperatures in the Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Engineering. The steam distribution system in the Macdonald-Stewart Library Building (Schulich Library) will be shut down in order to fix six leaks before the winter season sets in. As a result, library users may experience colder than normal temperatures. Spaces will be open for study but users should dress accordingly.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Published on: 24 Nov 2016

Update, November 23: Yesterday's issues affecting off-campus access to the Library's Classic Catalogue have been resolved.


We are currently experiencing issues with off-campus access to the Library's Classic Catalogue. From off campus, users encounter the error: Error 403 Forbidden | Access from IP address 132.174.254.12 not allowed.

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Published on: 22 Nov 2016

Update: Exam Period Access for Fall 2016

Published on: 21 Nov 2016

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: 4 Nov 2016

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: 1 Nov 2016

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

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

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

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.

Classified as: holiday closures, statutory holidays
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Published on: 7 Oct 2016

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: 6 Oct 2016

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

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

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