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Voltaire was a celebrity and a figure of controversy in the 18th century. Famous for his wit and his advocacy of civil liberties, he remains the subject of much debate and discussion in the 21st century. 

On March 9, 2016, the McGill University Library and Archives welcomed a group of local and international scholars for a one-day symposium “Celebrating Voltaire”.

The symposium included sessions in both English and French. View the Agenda below.

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Published on: 2 Jun 2016

Due to scheduled maintenance, the following services and systems will be unavailable from June 4, 2016 at 9pm until June 5, 2016 at noon:

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on: 19 May 2016

The Islamic Studies Library Collections at McGill University include over 750 lithographed volumes printed in the second half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century in the Middle East (Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Turkey), North Africa (Morocco), and South Asia (India, Pakistan).

Published on: 17 May 2016

Have you ever noticed any of the 7 portraits hanging on the inside walls of the Schulich Library?  Each portrait has captured a moment in that person’s life and invites us to find out the story behind the face.

Published on: 4 May 2016

Access to the Colombo Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service will be unavailable, due to scheduled server migrations:

  • Saturday, April 16, 2016  from 2:00am-6:00am (with a possible extension to 12:00pm)
  • Saturday, April 23, 2016  from 2:00am-6:00am (with a possible extension to 12:00pm)

We apologize for any inconvienience.

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Published on: 8 Apr 2016

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Application Deadline: June 1, 2016.

Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Michele Larose, artist and paediatric neuropsychiatrist who trained in psychiatry and child psychiatry at McGill and in visual arts at Curtin University in Australia, the Osler Library of the History of Medicine has established an artist-in-residence programme.

Classified as: Osler, artist-in-residence
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Published on: 8 Apr 2016

March 30, 2016 was the official launch of the new Research Commons, a technology-enhanced, collaborative space that brings together services and resources to support researchers. The launch included demonstrations of the 3D printers, presentations of the video wall and opportunities to try out the virtual reality headset.

To learn more about the Research Commons and to book a room or equipment, please visit http://www.mcgill.ca/library/branches/research-commons.

Classified as: Research Commons
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Published on: 5 Apr 2016

It recently came to light that keylogger devices, used to log every key pressed on a keyboard, were found on some public computers at Concordia University. These devices put the privacy and security of user information at risk.

McGill’s IT Services has since inspected McGill’s public computers and no keyloggers were found. IT Services does regular checks to ensure the safety of McGill’s public computers and are asking users to be vigilant as well. 

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Published on: 24 Mar 2016

Whether you're using a public computer at McGill, a cafe, library, hotel, or even left your own laptop unattended for a short period of time, you should always inspect it to ensure that no keylogger devices have been attached. A keylogger is a tiny device that logs every key you press on your keyboard. It can capture personal messages, passwords, credit card numbers, and everything else you type. 

Classified as: security, security awareness, malware, keyloggers
Published on: 22 Mar 2016

From March 16 to April 28, 2016, the Macdonald Campus Library will be offering extended hours. 

In addition to its regular hours, the Library will be open: Monday to Thursday from 6 to 10pm and Saturday from 12 to 8pm.

For a complete list of the Library's opening hours, please click here.

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Published on: 17 Mar 2016

March 16, 5:00pm - The issues affecting access to Colombo ILL have been resolved. Colombo access has been restored and is functioning as expected.


March 16, 2:00pm - Access to the Colombo Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service is currently unavailable.

Colombo staff are in touch with OCLC, who are looking into the connection problems. We will update here as the situation develops.

We apologize for any inconvienience.

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Published on: 16 Mar 2016

The McGill Library and Archives now has a trial for DynaMed Plus from EBSCO in addition to our subscription to DynaMed.

DynaMed Plus was released in 2015. Here is a short description of its features:

Classified as: Collections
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Published on: 25 Feb 2016

McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 8:30am to 9am for maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on: 16 Feb 2016

Off-campus authentication for access to McGill Library e-resources and login for Colombo ILL will not be available Sunday, February 14, 2016 starting at 1:00am for up to 1 hour, due to scheduled maintenance to McGill login services.

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Published on: 10 Feb 2016

A new version of EndNote X7 for Mac is now available for download. It is compatible with Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac.

All McGill University full-time faculty, staff and students can download and install EndNote for use on their personal computers or on McGill workstations for which they have administrative rights.

To download the software, visit the IT Knowledge Base.

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Published on: 10 Feb 2016

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