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Service outage with WorldCat Local and other OCLC services (RESOLVED)

OCLC is experiencing a generalised outage across many of its platforms including WorldCat Local, the link resolver, QuestionPoint, Colombo (interlibrary loan), EZProxy (off-campus proxy access).

We will update this page with addtional information as it becomes available.

5:19 PM: Service has been restored to all OCLC services.

Published: 26Feb2015

On Reading, Writing and Fiddling with Words: An Informal Talk with Alberto Manguel

12Mar201518:00
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McLennan Library Building Rare Books and Special Collections, fourth floor, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA

Join McGill University Library & Archives and the Friends of the Library for this special talk as we celebrate the publication of

Issue with off-campus users requesting items for pickup, delivery or scanning from WorldCat Local

Off-campus users are currently not able to use the Request button in WorldCat Local to request pickup, delivery, or scanning for items held by the McGill Library.

We are investigating the issue and will report back as the situation develops.

In the meantime, off-campus users can use the Classic Catalogue to look up and request these items.

Published: 19Feb2015

Changes to off-campus access to Library e-resources - EZproxy migration status

As of Monday, February 16, 2015, access to McGill Library e-resources from off campus will end for all ineligible McGill affiliates. The Library's license agreements for electronic resources generally only cover off-campus access for current McGill students, faculty and staff. [Read more]

Published: 16Feb2015

Mathematica software now Free for Students

Mathematica, from Wolfram Research, is a powerful computational software used for mathematical modeling and data visualization.  McGill IT Services has been providing Mathematica to Faculty & Staff, and in computer labs across the University for the past few years.  Now it is also available to students via the McGill Software site (www.mcgill.ca/software).

Published: 9Feb2015

Access to McGill Library e-resources to cease for all ineligible accounts as of February 16, 2015

As of Monday, February 16, 2015, access to McGill Library e-resources from off campus will end for all ineligible McGill affiliates. The Library's license agreements for electronic resources generally only cover off-campus access for current McGill students, faculty and staff.

In July 2013, in an effort to comply with licensing agreements for electronic content, the McGill Library began a process of analyzing McGill user and affiliated accounts to ensure that only eligible users were able to access the Library’s e-resources. This work has now been completed.

Published: 5Feb2015

Library Blogs, Library Matters unavailable Tuesday, February 3, 8am to 9am

McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 8am to 9am for maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Published: 2Feb2015

Take a Paws! Therapy dogs return to the Library on April 15

15Apr201412:00
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Redpath Library Building main floor, group study area, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA

In her 2008 article entitled The Healing Power of the Human Animal Interaction, researcher Margo Halm described pet therapy as “inducing relaxation by reducing cardiovascular reactivity to stress." Based on her analysis, she concluded that “this intervention may contribute to optimal healing environments that promote harmony of mind, body, and spirit."  

Voltaire: A Sampling from the J. Patrick Lee Collection

27Oct201310:00
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15Feb201418:00
McLennan Library Building Rare Books and Special Collections, 4th Floor, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA

McGill Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections will launch an exhibit titled “Voltaire: A Sampling from the J. Patrick Lee Collection” at McGill’s Open House on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to celebrate the acquisition belonging to the late eminent Voltaire scholar, J. Patrick Lee. This collection of books and manuscripts by and about the famed French writer, philosopher and historian includes 1,994 items representing 3,189 volumes.

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