Quick Links

Libraries news

Scheduled maintenance notification: BioOne and Taylor & Francis unavailable beginning Saturday, March 1 at 11am

Due to essential maintenance, BioOne and the Taylor & Francis online platform will be unavailable March 1, 2014. The maintenance window will start at 11 a.m. and may last up to 16 hours.   Content and services on bioone.org will be unavailable as well as all Taylor & Francis content including e-journals. Unfortunately, due to license restrictions, the content is not available from any other site.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Category :
Published on : 24 Feb 2014

Colombo Interlibrary Loan database unavailable Thursday, February 13 from 11pm - 3am

The Colombo ILL database will not be available Thursday, February 13 from 11PM until 3AM due scheduled maintenance. As a result, McGill users will not be able to submit interlibrary loan requests during this 4 hour time period.   We apologize for this inconvenience.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Category :
Published on : 13 Feb 2014

ProQuest e-resources, RefWorks unavailable February 15 & 16 from 10pm to 6am

Due to essential maintenance for system enhancements, ProQuest services will not be available to library users on Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16 from 10pm to 6am. During this time, ProQuest databases and RefWorks will be affected. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Category :
Published on : 05 Feb 2014

eScholarship@McGill, eTheses unavailable Wednesday, February 5, 5:30am to 6:30am

eScholarship@McGill, including eTheses and other locally digitized material available via the Catalogue, will be unavailable tomorrow,  Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 5:30am to 6:30am due to regular server maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Category :
Published on : 04 Feb 2014

Classic Catalogue downtime early Monday morning, January 20

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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Category :
Published on : 17 Jan 2014

Electronic journals at year-end

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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Category :
Published on : 19 Dec 2013

Library Holiday Closures

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!

Category :
Published on : 17 Dec 2013

Chat service unavailable Tuesday, December 3, 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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Category :
Published on : 29 Nov 2013

HVAC system renovations at Osler and Life Sciences library branches

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.

Category :
Published on : 21 Nov 2013

System maintenance affecting several Library web services - Wednesday, Nov 13

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:

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Category :
Published on : 12 Nov 2013

McGill Remembers: Exploring McGill’s War Records and Related Archives

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.   

Category :
Published on : 08 Nov 2013

eScholarship@McGill, eTheses and eExams unavailable November 6, 9pm to midnight

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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Category :
Published on : 06 Nov 2013

Osler Library reference and rare material consulting unavailable Friday Oct 18 (AM)

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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Category :
Published on : 17 Oct 2013

Life Sciences Library redesign and HVAC work

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.

Published on : 11 Oct 2013

Library hours during Thanksgiving weekend

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.

Category :
Published on : 09 Oct 2013