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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

Changes to how you access Books24x7 e-books

As of 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 : 04 Oct 2015

FIXED: Problem with interlibrary loan links in the Find Full Text WorldCat Link Resolver

UPDATE, October 6, 2015: This issue has been resolved. Initiating interlibrary loan requests from the Find Full Text (WorldCat Link Resolver) page is working as expected. Thank you for your understanding. October 2, 2015:

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Published on : 02 Oct 2015

The McGill Library Sprint!

We’ve put together a fun, interactive online orientation scavenger hunt that will help you: Find books and other resources quickly Discover different types of study areas and e-classrooms Learn about photocopying, printing and accessing course reserves Discover how to borrow books using your student card …and more! Start in the lobby of the Humanities & Social Sciences Library or the Schulich Library of Science and Engineering and access clues on your phone or tablet by visiting:

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Published on : 01 Oct 2015

Interlibrary Loans and Document Delivery team wins 2014-15 Principal’s Award

McGill Library’s Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery has been named as one of the winners of the prestigious 2014-15 Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff (Team Projects), honouring their customer and community service, quality of work, innovation, teamwork and sustainability. The annual awards celebrates the tireless and exceptional efforts of McGill's administrative and support staff in five separate categories: Management (Managers and Professionals), Clerical, Technical and Library Assistants, Trades and Services and Team Projects.

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Published on : 01 Oct 2015

Library Blogs, Library Matters unavailable Tuesday, September 15, 8:30am to 9am

McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 8:30am to 9am for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 14 Sep 2015

UPDATED: WorldCat Local and other OCLC services restored

Updated 12:25 PM: WorldCat Local and other OCLC services are now available and functioning normally. WorldCat Local and other OCLC services are currently unavailable. OCLC is aware of the issue and is investigating. We will report back with more information as soon as we have an update. We apologize for any inconvienience this might cause.

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Published on : 08 Sep 2015

Downtime for Classic Catalogue and other Library systems, Saturday night/Sunday morning

Due to scheduled maintenance this weekend, the following services and systems will be unavailable for approximately 4 hours beginning at 12:30am, early Sunday morning, August 30: Classic Catalogue Library loans and auto-loan machines (no borrowing will be possible during the downtime) Availability information for physical items in McGill WorldCat We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 28 Aug 2015

eScholarship@McGill, eTheses, eExams unavailable Wednesday, August 26, 6:00am to 8:00am

eScholarship@McGill, including eTheses, eExams and other locally digitized material, will be unavailable Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 6:00am until 8:00am due to regular server maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 25 Aug 2015

Subject guides now available using LibGuides

Today the Library launched our subject guides on LibGuides, a specialized publishing system that makes it easier for us to provide you with helpful information that is easy to find and use. You can access these guides as you normally would through the Subject Guide links on the home page. Note: The URLs for the guides have changed, so any bookmarks or links that you have created to these subject guides will need to be updated.

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Published on : 14 Aug 2015

WorldCat system issue has been resolved

Update: Friday, August 14 at 4:44 PM OCLC is reporting that the system issue has been resolved. They recommend that anyone still experiencing issues with the WorldCat service clear your browser cache and try again. If you continue to experience issues with WorldCat, please let us know!  

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Published on : 14 Aug 2015

Preview of upcoming changes to Library home page

Unfortunately, we have had to scale back our plans for making changes to the design of the Library home page. Instead, we will be limiting ourselves to making a few small changes to the content displayed in the current design. Specifically:

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Published on : 15 Jul 2015