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Headphones and laptop locks now available at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library

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

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Published on : 31 Aug 2006

Problems accessing 'Paper of Record'

"Paper of Record" is currently unavailable. We are hoping it will be available again by the end of the month. Please accept our apologies for this inconvenience.

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Published on : 24 Aug 2006

ProQuest scheduled maintenance, 26-27 August 2006

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.

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Published on : 15 Aug 2006

New Uniform Loans Policy effective August 15

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.

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Published on : 15 Aug 2006

System downtime for Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life

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.

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Published on : 14 Aug 2006

EndNote workshop - August 15, 12:30 pm

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.

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Published on : 14 Aug 2006

Main floor reference area, Humanities & Social Sciences Library, closed until early Sept.

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.

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Published on : 11 Aug 2006

EndNote workshop - August 3, 3:00 pm

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.

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Published on : 02 Aug 2006

August 25 - the Osler Library will open at 10:00 am

On Friday, August 25, the Osler Library will open at 10:00 am instead of 9:00 am.

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Published on : 01 Aug 2006

Cost of black and white printing increases from $.08 to $.09

The cost of black and white printing has increased from $.08 to $.09 per page, effective August 1.

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Published on : 01 Aug 2006

Some Library web pages will temporarily be unavailable

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.

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Published on : 01 Aug 2006

Osler Library - August 8 - information services disrupted (morning only)

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.

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Published on : 31 Jul 2006

Accessing the Women Writers Online website

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.

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Published on : 27 Jul 2006

We are changing to serve you better!

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

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Published on : 26 Jul 2006

Library Catalogue, Your Library Account and Auto Loan machines down tonight

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.

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Published on : 25 Jul 2006