McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Mon, 07/15/2024 - 16:07

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

Updated February 28

The technical issue we were experiencing with DeGruyter has been resolved. Thank you for your patience.

The Library is experiencing a technical issue with DeGruyter where access to all links is being blocked, and instead we are seeing an “Unspecified server error” message.

We are currently working with DeGruyter to restore access and apologize for any inconvenience.

Classified as: Library news, Technical issue
Published on: 27 Feb 2023

The Library is pleased to announce that McGill corresponding authors publishing with five Canadian Science Publishing journals now have the option to make their articles open access at no cost.

Please see below for the full details and eligibility criteria.

Eligible titles:

Classified as: Library news, Friends of the Library, Open Access, open access agreement
Published on: 3 Feb 2023

What is Proactive Chat?

If you visited the Library website recently, you may have noticed a red conversation bubble icon and pop-up window located in the bottom right hand corner asking you if you need help.

This is a new feature of the Library’s chat service meant to help you reach librarians when you need it the most. This proactive chat window is directly linked to our chat reference service, so if you use it, you will be in direct communication with a librarian that can help you find what you were looking for. 

Classified as: Library news, reference, Friends of the Library
Published on: 30 Jan 2023

Instructors can now help students connect to research and information resources by adding the Library Guides tool to myCourses. This dynamic tool can be inserted into myCourses in two ways, either directly in the course module and accessible via the left-side menu, or in the course’s top-level menu. Each course can be connected to pre-assigned subject guides that will populate automatically, or to one or more niche guides curated by the relevant subject librarian.

Classified as: myCourses
Published on: 25 Jan 2023

Starting January 15, 2023, McGill-affiliated corresponding authors will have the option to make their work open access for no cost in Wiley’s hybrid journals. Review the list of eligible titles (XLS will download).

Note this deal does not apply to Wiley’s fully open access journals.

Classified as: Library news, Open Access, oa, open access agreement
Published on: 19 Jan 2023

As of Thursday, December 1, McGill students are able to access the Nahum Gelber Law Library 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As agreed between the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU) and the Law Students Association (LSA), the Nahum Gelber Law Library will limit access to the three upper floors of the library to Law students only during the December 7 to 21 examination period.

Details are as follows:

Classified as: Opening hours, exam period, user services
Published on: 28 Nov 2022

Call for Proposals:

Are you a McGill researcher, student, or staff member involved in a project to promote or incorporate open research practices? The Organizing Committee invites lightning talk proposals for the inaugural McGill Library open research symposium: The future is open: Building an open research community at McGill. Lightning talks consist of a 5-minute presentation highlighting open research, cutting-edge practice, or both. We are hoping to feature a range of presentations representing many disciplines.

Classified as: Library news, Research, Open Access
Published on: 22 Nov 2022

Updated December 13, 2022. Please note, the technical issue that had been affecting our reception of your notifications from the “Report a Broken Link” function has been resolved. Thank you for your patience.

Due to a technical issue affecting our reception of your notifications from the “Report a Broken Link” function, we are temporarily hiding the link from the catalogue interface.

Classified as: Library news, Technical issue
Published on: 3 Nov 2022

Due to an electrical shutdown, the Macdonald Campus Library will close at 5PM on Tuesday, November 1. 

This shutdown is necessary for Facilities to relocate an electrical disconnect switch at the Macdonald Stewart Building.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Classified as: temporary closure, temporary service disruption
Published on: 31 Oct 2022

Posted on behalf of McGill Campus Public Safety

As part of McGill University’s ongoing efforts towards ensuring a safe environment, the Fire Prevention service will once again be performing annual inspections of the fire detection and suppression systems. This year Leclerc will be performing these tests which involve verifying all components of systems within each building.

Building affected: McLennan-Redpath Complex

Dates: Tuesday, November 15 to Friday, November 18, 2022

Classified as: building maintenance
Published on: 21 Oct 2022

All spaces in the McLennan-Redpath Complex are for quiet study EXCEPT for the following areas.

Zoom and Conversation Zones:

- Main floors of both the McLennan and Redpath Library Buildings

- The Cyberthèque level in the Redpath Library Building

- Elevator landings in the McLennan Library Building 

Thanks for doing your part to keep noise levels down in Quiet Zones.

Classified as: Library news, Friends of the Library
Published on: 29 Sep 2022

Two major parallel infrastructure projects—a new Collections Centre and Fiat Lux will transform the quality of services and spaces the Library offers. Library staff members are preparing for the movement of collections, spaces, and services in advance of renovation and construction activities. Part of this process includes planning the movement of materials to the Collections Centre, which is currently under construction and scheduled to begin ingesting books in mid-2023 and be fully operational in early 2024.

Classified as: McLennan Library Building, Redpath Library Building, Fiat Lux, Collection Management Facility, Renovations, temporary service disruption, temporary closure
Published on: 21 Sep 2022

Earlier this year, it was announced that it is now possible to opt in to retain and view your recent borrowing history in your McGill Library account. 

Library users are also now able to view their recent search history. All users can view recent searches from their current browser session by clicking on the “search history” link in the menu bar above the search results.

Classified as: Library news, Friends of the Library
Published on: 20 Sep 2022

Did you miss our feature in Neuro Communications last month? Get to know our new librarian Sabrina Burr!

Classified as: sabrina burr, neuro communications, ask a librarian
Published on: 1 Sep 2022


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