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All Library branches closed on Monday, September 4 (Labour Day)

Please note that all Library branches will be closed on Monday, September 4 in observance of Labour Day.

For information on Library opening and service hours, please consult our branch listing here. 

Published: 23 Aug 2017

System maintenance affecting Library Catalogue, Databases A-Z and ILL requests, September 10 from 12 a.m. to 7 a.m.

On Sunday, September 10, from 12 a.m. to 7 a.m., the company that hosts our Library catalogue (OCLC) will conduct system maintenance that could result in intermittent interruptions and slow response times for search results. Links to e-resources from within the catalogue and the Databases A-Z list, as well as the ability to place Interlibrary Loan requests might also intermittently be affected during this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Published: 21 Aug 2017

New! Booking group study rooms now uses McGill login

Starting August 7, 2017, log into the Library's room booking system with your McGill username and password, in order to book group study rooms at the Library.

Published: 8 Aug 2017

Room booking system downtime, Monday, August 7, after 8PM

The Library's room booking system, LibCal, will be unavailable for approximately one hour on Monday evening, August 7, 2017, sometime after 8PM for a scheduled upgrade.

Please don't hesitate to web.library [at] (contact us) if you encounter any issues after the upgrade.

We apologize for any inconvenience.



Published: 2 Aug 2017

Macdonald Campus Library will be closed the morning of August 4th

Please note, the Macdonald Campus Library will be closed until 2pm on Friday, August 4th due to scheduled maintenance. It is set to reopen from 2 to 5pm that day.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you.

Published: 1 Aug 2017

ProQuest platforms experiencing connectivity issues

UPDATE, Tuesday, July 18, 5:00pm: All ProQuest services are now available. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Starting around 4:00 PM Eastern on Monday, July 17th, 2017 ProQuest began experiencing issues across a range of their products. As a result, access to ProQuest resources including ProQuest Platform (PQP) is not available at this time.

Published: 18 Jul 2017

McLennan Reading Room closed for renovations from July 10-31

From Monday July 10 to Monday July 31, the McLennan reading room/reference area on the main floor and south side of the McLennan Library Building (overlooking Sherbrooke and McTavish Streets) will be temporarily closed for renovations. The existing carpet will be replaced with new flooring. This area, including computer stations and McLennan e-Classroom will be closed to the public....

Published: 5 Jul 2017

Update: Platform Migration - ebrary and EBL moving to Ebook Central

In mid-July, ebrary and EBL collections were migrated to a new ProQuest platform called Ebook Central. Due to this change, personal accounts from EBL and ebrary were moved to the new platform.

Published: 3 Jul 2017

Library Blogs, Library Matters unavailable Wednesday, June 28, 8:30am to 9am

McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 8:30am to 9am for a scheduled upgrade.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Published: 27 Jun 2017

Entrance to McLennan Library Building temporarily closed for repairs

Update, June 21: Repairs have been completed and the McLennan doors are now open again. Please use the main entrance of McLennan to enter the Humanities and Social Sciences Library. (Please note: the temporary access via the Redpath doors is no longer available and the alarm will sound if the emergency exits there are opened.)

Published: 15 Jun 2017

Education Curriculum Resources Centre temporarily closed for renovations from August 5-27

The two heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in the Education Building will be replaced this summer. As a result of this renovation work, the Education Curriculum Resources Centre will temporarily close from Saturday, August 5 to Sunday, August 27. During this time, the collection will be unavailable. The last day to submit hold requests will be Wednesday, July 19.

Published: 15 Jun 2017

Survey: Accessing Library Online Resources on Mobile Devices

The McGill Library Mobile Apps Committee is keen to know how the McGill community uses mobile devices to access Library online resources. Your feedback will help the Library to improve services for mobile environments. Please help the Library by filling out this brief, anonymous survey.

Published: 13 Jun 2017

All Library branches closed on June 23 and June 30

Please note that all Library branches will be closed in observance of two statutory holidays.

Friday, June 23 (La Fête Nationale)

Friday, June 30 (Canada Day)

For a listing of summer opening and service hours please click here. 


Published: 9 Jun 2017

Room booking downtime, May 24 between 1am and 4am

Due to scheduled maintenance, the Library's room booking system (group study rooms, 3d printers/scanner, Research Commons collaboration booths) will be unavailable for up to 30 minutes between 1:00am and 4:00am, Wedne...

Published: 23 May 2017

New Report: Open Education Resources and Textbook Affordability at McGill

McGill University Library & Archives and the Student Society of McGill University (SSMU) are happy to announce the release of the report, “Challenges and opportunities: Open Educational Resources (OERs) at McGill University” by graduating Arts student Casarina Hocevar.

Published: 19 May 2017


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