Lending & Access Services is now providing headphones at the Loans desk in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library. You can use them to listen to CDs or DVDs on the computers in the library. Our Dell computers have DVD players on them, so they can be used as viewing stations. The loan period is 2 days. We are also making laptop locks available. These allow you to attach the lock to your laptop
ProQuest will be taking a maintenance window to install infrastructure upgrades to ensure continued reliable performance. The 12-hour maintenance window will take place Saturday, August 26, at 22:00 EDT to Sunday, August 27, at 10:00 EDT.
A new Uniform Loans Policy came into effect on August 15 at all branch libraries. It was designed to eliminate the policy variations between branches, and we hope the new policy will make it easier for our clients to borrow from any branch library at McGill.
There will be a 60-minute period of scheduled downtime for the Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life databases on Thursday, August 17, from 3:30 AM to 4:30 AM Eastern time. During this period, the database servers will be moved to a new location within the data centre.
If you're interested in organizing your references and creating hassle-free formatted bibliographies, the Humanities and Social Sciences Library is offering an EndNote session on Tuesday, August 15, at 12:30 pm. No registration is required. Please note that this software is available for downloading to your own computer for free: come to a Library session to find out how.
The main floor reference area of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library will not be accessible from Thursday, August 10, until early September. The Reference Collection will remain accessible. Other computers and study spaces are available in the complex. Please feel free to ask Library staff for details.
If you're interested in organizing your references and creating hassle-free formatted bibliographies, the Schulich Library of Science and Engineering is offering an EndNote session on Tuesday, August 3, at 3:00 pm. No registration is required.
Any web pages which are still on www.library.mcgill.ca will not be accessible for a short period on campus, ranging to a couple of days internationally, because the IP address for that site is being changed. We hope this does not cause too much inconvenience. In the meantime, most of our web pages are still accessible at www.mcgill.ca/library. For further assistance please feel free to ask a librarian.
Please note that on August 8, from 9:00 until noon, the information desk and access to rare and archival material will be disrupted. Access to journals and circulating material will not be affected. We apologize for any inconvenience.
There are temporary problems with access to the Women Writers Online website. Work is being carried out on their server and our links from the Library Catalogue may not connect. We are trying to determine how long this will last. In the meantime, please click on "More information" to access the database.
This August we will be reorganizing the following libraries: Humanities and Social Sciences Library (reference area, McLennan Library Building; ground floor, Redpath Library Building) and the Howard Ross Library of Management. Construction, furniture reorganization and cleaning may create unusual noise or temporary space closures in these libraries. Please consult this site for more information in
The Library Catalogue, Your Library Account and the Auto Loan machines will not be available as of 21:15 tonight, after the last Loans desk is closed. The downtime should be about two hours. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.