Access to McGill University Library e-resources to cease for all ineligible McGill accounts as of January 12, 2015
In July 2013, in an effort to comply with McGill University Library's licensing agreements for electronic content, the McGill Library began a process of analyzing McGill user and affiliated accounts. Members of the McGill community (i.e. faculty or staff member, medical resident or student) continue to have access to the full range of electronic databases, e-journals and other e-resources. Ineligible users (not currently a faculty or staff member, medical resident or student) were no longer given access to these services.
McGill Library update on: Redpath doors, smoke-free terrace, Redpath cafeteria, accessibility & gender-neutral washrooms
Originally published: December 3, 2014 Over the last few weeks, white boards were placed around the Humanities and Social Sciences Library by the SSMU Library Improvement Fund (LIF) Committee. The goal was to collect feedback and ideas and explore how these funds could be used to improve McGill Library. The LIF Committee and the McGill Library would like to address a number of questions that arose from the consultation. 1. Why are the doors to the Redpath Library Building closed?
Osler Library of the History of Medicine space & collection temporarily inaccessible until January 2015. Other services continue to be offered.
Originally published: September 4, 2015 A major renovation of the McIntyre Medical Building’s HVAC infrastructure is underway. This project, funded through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, involves extensive roof work directly above the Osler Library off the History of Medicine as well as a replacement of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems throughout the Library and the McIntyre Building.
Masonry work at Macdonald-Stewart Library Building (Schulich Library of Science and Engineering) & FAQs
Originally published: September 10, 2014 Please scroll down for FAQs. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 From Robert Couvrette, Associate Vice-Principal (University Services) and Colleen Cook, Trenholme Dean of Libraries We would like to advise you that work involving an in-depth investigation of and some repairs to the masonry walls of the Macdonald-Stewart Library Building, which houses the Schulich Library of Science and Engineering, will begin on Monday, September 15.
Originally published: November 13, 2014 Thank you to all who attended the Town Hall on libraries on Tuesday, November 11. The Town Hall was recorded and can now be viewed here. For more information, please visit the website dedicated to the feasibility study.
Due to scheduled maintenance, the Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Tuesday, November 25 from 8am to 9am. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Due to scheduled maintenance, the Classic Catalogue, item-availablity information in McGill WorldCat and the auto-loan machines will be unavailable from 12:15am to 12:45am, Monday morning, November 10, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Due to scheduled maintenance, Library Matters, will be unavailable for about an hour Thursday morning, October 9, 2014, beginning at 8:30am. We apologize for any inconvenience.
A new feature is now activated that facilitates submitting interlibrary loan (ILL) borrowing requests through the Colombo Interlibrary Loan system. Both the McGill WorldCat catalogue and the OpenURL Resolver (i.e. Find Full Text service) offer McGill users the Request item through interlibrary loan option which connects users to the Colombo ILL system. After clicking on the McGill login link, users will authenticate with McGill credentials for Colombo as usual.
Renovations are currently taking place in the Redpath Library Building, making parts of the main floor temporarily inaccessible. Study areas and group study rooms on the main floor of the Redpath Library Building are closed. The e-classroom (Room RM-23), Cybertheque (basement level) and Blackader area (2nd floor) will remain open and are accessible via alternate routes. The Writing Centre can be accessed via the Redpath Hall entrance on the side terrace.
Please note that Tuesday, July 1 is a statutory holiday (Canada Day) therefore all Library branches will be closed. For a listing of opening and service hours please click here.
Please note that Tuesday, June 24, 2014 is a statutory holiday (La fête nationale/Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day) therefore all Library branches will be closed. For a listing of opening and service hours please click here.
The McLennan-Redpath Library Complex air conditioning system is not functional due to a broken pipe. It will take 7-10 days to complete the repair. Depending on the weather outside, the building may get warmer than usual. Library users can also expect some noise caused by drilling, hammering and welding and are encouraged to use other, quieter, cooler branch library spaces to study. For information on opening and service hours, please select a branch library from the list located here.