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.
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.
Through the PGSS Library Improvement Fund, the Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill University in collaboration with the PGSS Family Care Caucus and the McGill Library created the PGSS Family Care Collection in order to assist students who bring their children to various branch libraries. Available at Library Service desks, the collection includes a small chair, crayons, colouring sheets and both fiction and nonfiction works suggested by PGSS for a variety of age groups. PGSS Family Care Collection is available at the following branches:
How did people use print to structure and mediate their social relationships in Europe between 1700 and 1900? This exhibition offers some answers by presenting objects that document a range of interpersonal practices in the field of botany.
The Faculty of Law was delighted to learn that our colleague Daniel Boyer (BA’79, MLIS’88), Head Librarian of the Nahum Gelber Law Library, was named Associate Dean of User Services of the McGill Library for a two-year mandate. As well, Me Boyer has also been named to the board of directors of the Société québécoise d'information juridique (SOQUIJ) for a period of five years, following the recommendation of the Deans of law faculties across Quebec.
The Rare Books and Special Collections Library at McGill University contains over nine hundred British and American chapbooks published in the 18th and 19th centuries. Through a generous donation from the Harold Crabtree Foundation, digital facsimiles have been prepared and a virtual collection created. The McGill Library’s Chapbook Collection is organized by subject categories which can be browsed. The entire work can be read in PDF format or online, using the page turning functionality of the Internet Archive.
Light retro fit motion sensors are currently being installed on the main floor of the McLennan Library Building in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library. All other floors of the McLennan Library Building have been completed. Once work has been completed on the main floor of McLennan, the light retro fit motion sensors will be installed in the Redpath Library Building.
Workshops and Tours The Library will be offering orientation workshops and tours for new and returning students this Fall! Click the links below for more details as well as the full schedule:
System maintenance affecting eScholarship@McGill, eTheses, some digitized content on Thursday, August 1
eScholarship@McGill, eTheses and other locally digitized materials available via the Catalogue will be unavailable on Thurday, August 1, 2013 from 10:00pm to 11:00pm due to scheduled server maintenance. We apologize for any inconvieniece this might cause.
Electrical shutdown of certain areas of McLennan Library Building on Sunday, July 28, 2013. Main floor of McLennan & Redpath Library Building remains open for study 8am to 8pm
There will be an electrical shutdown in the McLennan Library Building on Sunday July 28,2013 from 8am to 8pm. McLennan floors 2-6 will be closed, the book stacks and offices will not be accessible.The Redpath Library Building and the main floor of the McLennan Library Building and the will be open for study from 8am to 8pm. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.For any questions or concerns please contact:Roberto VerrilloRoberto [dot] verrillo [at] mcgill [dot] ca514.398.3534
As of July 1st, 2013, access to McGill electronic databases, e-journals and other e-resources is changing at McGill affiliated hospital sites in order to comply with the McGill University Library's licensing agreements. If you are affiliated with McGill as a faculty or staff member, or as a resident or student, you will be asked to log in using your McGill username and password to access the library’s electronic resources.
The Colombo Interlibrary Loan (ILL) database system will be unavailable to McGill users and library personnel from Friday June 14 to Sunday June 16 at 9:00 AM due to a technical upgrade to a new version of the software. It is expected that access to the Colombo ILL service will resume at 9:00 AM on Sunday June 16, 2013. The McGill Library regrets any inconvenience this may cause.
Changes as of July 1, 2013 As of July 1st, 2013, access to McGill electronic databases, e-journals and other e-resources has changed at McGill affiliated hospital sites in order to comply with the McGill University Library's licensing agreements.