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Downtime for Colombo ILL on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Due to scheduled work on McGill's Colombo ILL system, involving a technical migration required by the vendor (OCLC), there will be some downtime on the morning of Tuesday, July 26, 2016. The migration is scheduled to begin at 8am and should be completed before noon.

Published: 22Jul2016

Weekly tours: Public art at McGill

Welcome Centre Service Point, 3415 McTavish Street, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C8, CA

Please join us for a 45-minute tour of art on the McGill campus that is designed for members of the McGill community, the Montreal community, prospective students and their families, and general visitors.

OverDrive: new sign-in using McGill username coming July 14

New for McGill students, faculty, staff and alumni: Starting Thursday, July 14, 2016, you will be able to use your McGill username and password to sign into OverDrive to access e-books and e-audiobooks.

Published: 11Jul2016

Exhibition: Alcuin Society Book Design Awards 2015

McLennan Library Building 4th Floor Lobby, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA

Rare Books and Special Collections is pleased to present the 2015 Alcuin Society Awards Exhibition for Excellence in Book Design in Canada

Library Blogs, Library Matters unavailable Wednesday, June 22, 8:30am to 9am

McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 8:30am to 9am for maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Published: 21Jun2016

Baroque Concert at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine

On Saturday, June 25 at 2:00 p.m., the Osler Library of the History of Medicine will host a concert featuring Vincent Lauzer as part of the 14th annual Baroque Festival. The concert will showcase works for recorder by young Quebec composers with Baroque influences.

For more information about the Montréal Baroque Festival, please visit https://www.montrealbaroque.com.

Published: 13Jun2016

RESOLVED: Issues with print holdings in the McGill WorldCat catalogue

Update, June 14, 2016: Technical issues with the display of the physical holdings in the McGill WorldCat catalogue have been resolved. Call numbers, locations and loan information should now display correctly for print items held by the Library.



Published: 7Jun2016

Summer shifting project at Schulich Library of Science and Engineering

Schulich Library of Science and Engineering is undergoing a major summer shifting project. We are currently shifting our collection in order to provide more study space on the fourth and fifth floors. We will be shipping over 55,000 titles to our storage facility at the Currie Gym.

Published: 6Jun2016

Symposium: Celebrating Voltaire/ Célébrer Voltaire, March 9, 2016

La version française suit

Voltaire was a celebrity and a figure of controversy in the 18th century. Famous for his wit and his advocacy of civil liberties, he remains the subject of much debate and discussion in the 21st century. 

On March 9, 2016, the McGill University Library and Archives welcomed a group of local and international scholars for a one-day symposium “Celebrating Voltaire”.

The symposium included sessions in both English and French. View the Agenda below.

Published: 2Jun2016

Exhibition: Jewish Bibliophilia: Sacred and Secular

McLennan Library Building McLennan Library Lobby, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA

What drives humans to collect? Walter Benjamin, the early 20th century philosopher and cultural critic, commented: “O bliss of the collector… Ownership is the most intimate relationship one can have to objects.


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