Today (June 9) we implemented a number of changes that affect how the Library’s e-resources are accessed by the McGill Community.
The McGill Library is pleased to announce the inauguration of a new service. Effective May 29, 2014, McGill students, faculty and staff may request scanned copies of journal articles or book chapters from the print collection of the McGill Library to be sent to their McGill email address. Information including a one minute video on how to submit a scan request is available on the library website at:
Updated May 28: The retirement of the eresearch gateway has been moved back to June 9. On Monday, June 9, 2014 the eResearch Gateway will be taken off-line. The eResearch Gateway provides alternate ways of searching for articles, databases, and other electronic resources. This functionality is now provided for the most part by WorldCat and the Library's subject guides.
From May 20 to July 15, Morrice Hall , which houses the Islamic Studies Library, will be undergoing an accessibility project which includes renovating the third floor washrooms. In order to do so, contractors need to open the ceiling on the second floor of the library which requires the removal of three shelving units. The materials from these shelves were packed, and the shelves were removed on Tuesday, May 13. Items in the call number range BP193.3 M3 1983 to DR438.3 M57 1990 will be unavailable until July 15, 2014.
eScholarship@McGill, including eTheses and other locally digitized material available via the Catalogue, will be unavailable Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 10pm until midnight due to regular server maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
This summer the Library will be making some changes to the services we use to provide access to e-resources: E-resources will be removed from Classic Catalogue eResearch Gateway to be retired Migration to new link resolver will be completed You can read more on each of these changes below.
You may have recently heard of a computer security vulnerability called Heartbleed that is affecting computer networks around the world. We wanted to provide you with an update on how this vulnerability affects the Library’s services. We have reviewed the Library's servers and insured that the version of the OpenSSL running is secure and not vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug.
The following branches will be open for study 24 hours over the Easter weekend (Friday, April 18 through Monday, April 21): Humanities and Social Sciences LibrarySchulich Library of Science and EngineeringNahum Gelber Law Library
Several of the Library’s branches are open now later to give you more time to study and get your work done. The following branches are now open for study for 24-hours, 7 days a week: Humanities and Social Sciences LibrarySchulich Library of Science and EngineeringNahum Gelber Law Library
Osler Library of the History of Medicine temporarily closed for HVAC and roof repairs from April – October 2014
A major renovation of the McIntyre Medical Building’s HVAC infrastructure is underway. This project, funded through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, involves extensive roof work directly above the Osler Library as well as a replacement of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems throughout the Library and the McIntyre Building.
Scheduled maintenance notification: BioOne and Taylor & Francis unavailable beginning Saturday, March 1 at 11am
Due to essential maintenance, BioOne and the Taylor & Francis online platform will be unavailable March 1, 2014. The maintenance window will start at 11 a.m. and may last up to 16 hours. Content and services on bioone.org will be unavailable as well as all Taylor & Francis content including e-journals. Unfortunately, due to license restrictions, the content is not available from any other site.