Our Book Returns Room in the Humanities & Social Sciences Library has reopened for service. We remodelled the room to improve our services for you. Thanks for your patience during this project.
Please note that the rare books (Osler Room and Osler Robertson), archives and reference sections of the Osler Library will be closing at noon on Wednesday, November 1, due to the annual Board of Curators meeting. The circulating books and journals will still be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.
ScienceDirect and Scopus will experience some downtime on Sunday, October 29: an essential upgrade of the sites must be performed. This will last approximately 8 hours and is scheduled to start at 1:00 a.m. EDT. A message will also be posted on the site to notify clients. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Take a look at our new workshops, including "Using Newspaper Sources in Your Term Paper," "Researching Your Term Paper" and "Chemical Information Sources." New EndNote sessions are also being offered. Feel free to register and/or attend.
ProQuest is unavailable due to technical difficulties. They expect to resolve the problem within the next hour. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
On Saturday, October 21, an event has been scheduled for visiting McGill alumni during Homecoming weekend. The computer and study area (former Reference area) on Level 1 (main floor) of the McLennan Library Building will not be accessible from 1 pm to 4 pm. Additional computers and group and individual study areas are available elsewhere in the McLennan and Redpath buildings, as well as in other branch libraries on campus. Books from the Reference collection will be retrieved for users by library staff during this period. Please consult with staff at the Information Desk for details. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
The McGill Library has subscribed to the "Chicago Manual of Style Online," which you can now access if you are connected to the McGill network. This resource is available via the Library Catalogue.
Factiva scheduled maintenance will take place on Saturday, 21 October, 20:00-22:00. Access to Global.Factiva.com, including Factiva Search 2.0, Factiva Modules, Track Folders, E-Mail (On-Demand/Continuous/Scheduled), will be unavailable during this time.
The returns chutes in the McLennan Lobby will be under renovation from October 16 to 23. We will temporarily relocate the returns chute to the window on the EDRS side of the Loans Desk in the Redpath Library Building (near the Redpath entrance). We thank you for your patience as we strive to improve our service delivery.
The McGill community now has access to Canadian Journal of Chemistry back to 1951 online, and to Canadian Geotechnical Journal back to 1969.
The Blackwell Synergy site is undergoing unscheduled maintenance. The site has experienced a system or database error and Blackwell technical staff are working to make the site available as soon as possible. There is no indication when the repairs will be complete.
A free-standing ornamental wall fell over and smashed a large window at the Nahum Gelber Law Library, filling a corridor with large sandstone bricks. Fortunately, no one was injured but we are concerned about another free-standing wall of the same type. At the moment, our front door and driveway have been sealed off, but we are staying open. Access can be gained through Old and New Chancellor Day Halls.
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) website (www.rsc.org) will be unavailable for up to 48 hours from 07:00 GMT [03:00 EST] on October 21 for an essential hardware upgrade. The RSC apologizes for any inconvenience that this downtime may cause.