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All Library branches will be closed December 24, 2015 through January 3, 2016

All McGill Library branches will be closed December 24, 2015 through January 3, 2016. To learn more about the opening hours of a specific branch, please click here. We look forward to seeing you in the new year.

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Published on : 21 Dec 2015

Improvements to the Library home page on mobile devices

The display of the Library home page has been updated to improve how it displays when viewed on (smaller) mobile devices. The main search box is more user-friendly and the three main categories of links are in collapsible sections in order to make the site easier to navigate. If you have any comments or questions, or encounter any issues using the site on your mobile device, please web [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca (let us know).

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Published on : 16 Dec 2015

Library Blogs, Library Matters unavailable Friday, December 4, 8am to 9am

McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Friday, December 4, 2015 from 8am to 9am for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 03 Dec 2015

Branch Hours & Access - Exam Period, December 2015

24/7 Exam Period Hours As of December 2nd 2015, the following library branches will be open 24 hours 7 days a week: Humanities and Social Sciences Library Nahum Gelber Law Library Schulich Library of Science and Engineering Macdonald Campus Library Extended Exam Period Hours

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Published on : 02 Dec 2015

Life Sciences reserves and services moved to Osler Library of the History of Medicine

On December 1, 2015, the Life Sciences Library Service Point was relocated to the Osler Library of the History of Medicine (still on the 3rd floor of McIntyre Medical Building). Loans services, including course reserves, are now available from Osler Library. Please note, however, that course reserves materials for Nursing have been moved to Schulich Library of Science and Engineering.

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Published on : 01 Dec 2015

Christopher Lyons, Head of Osler Library of the History of Medicine, named Osler Librarian

The McGill Library and Archives is proud to announce that Christopher Lyons, the current Head of the Osler Library of the History of the Medicine, has received the prestigious title of Osler Librarian after a unanimous vote of endorsement by the Board of Curators.

Published on : 01 Dec 2015

RESOLVED: Several Libary web sites and digital collections currently unavailable

Update: Friday, November 20 at 9:40 AM - The issues with the Library's secondary sites and digitial collections have been resolved. All sites and services are accessible and functioning normally. Thank you for your patience! Update: 10:37 AM - Access to some of the Library's secondary sites and digital collections has been restored. We continue to work on the issue and hope to have access fully restored soon. 

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Published on : 19 Nov 2015

The Schulich Library of Science and Engineering will be closed Dec. 2 from 2AM to 9AM

On Wednesday, December 2, the Schulich Library of Science and Engineering will be closed from 2AM to 9AM to accommodate a scheduled electrical shutdown. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Published on : 16 Nov 2015

Interlibrary Loans closing at 1pm today, November 10, 2015

The Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Service will be closing at 1:00pm today, Tuesday, November 10, 2015, while all staff attend convocation to receive the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff. Please leave a voice message at 514-398-4732 or email colombo [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca and they will respond to you tomorrow.

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Published on : 10 Nov 2015

Life Sciences reserves and services are moving to the Osler Library of the History of Medicine

On December 1, 2015, Life Sciences reserves and services will be moving to the Osler Library of the History of Medicine Life Sciences Librarians will have service hours Students can continue to request inter-library loans and inter-branch delivery to the Osler Library The Osler Library of the History of Medicine is located in the McIntyre Medical Building, 3rd floor - 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler Montreal, Quebec H3G 1Y6. Click here for a map.

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Published on : 06 Nov 2015

Log into Books24x7 e-books with your McGill username and password

As of today, November 3, 2015, when you access a Books24x7 e-book through WorldCat Local or from a link on the Library web site, you'll be able to access the e-book simply by logging in with your McGill username (email address) and password. You will no longer need to create or use a separate Books24x7 account to access these e-books.

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Published on : 03 Nov 2015

New Redpath washrooms closed Oct. 30 until Nov. 2

The new washrooms on the 1st floor of the Redpath Library Building will be closed from 7am Friday, October 30 until 7am Monday, November 2. Contractors will be making adjustments to the space during this time. Additional washrooms are available below the main McLennan entrance and on the Cyberthèque floor, next to the café. Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 29 Oct 2015

October 23, 12am - Links to Library e-resources won't work for up to 4 hours (EZproxy downtime)

Links to McGill Library e-resources will not work as expected early Friday morning, October 23, 2015 starting at 12:00am for up to 4 hours, due to scheduled maintenance to the EZproxy authentication system.

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Published on : 19 Oct 2015

FIXED: WorldCat and other OCLC services restored

UPDATE, October 16, 4:40pm: WorldCat and other OCLC services are now available and appear to be functioning normally. UPDATE, October 16, 12:50pm: WorldCat is now available and functioning as expected. We are still experiencing problems with the Find Full Text link resolver in Library-licensed databases. We'll update here as soon as more information is available. Thank you for your understanding. WorldCat Local and other OCLC services are currently unavailable.

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Published on : 16 Oct 2015

CANCELLED: October 15 - EZproxy downtime

The EZproxy system maintenance that was scheduled for Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 9:00pm has been cancelled. Links to McGill Library e-resources and the EZproxy authentication system should continue to work as expected. We apologize for any confusion. Find out more about accessing online Library resources.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2015