The Mossman Endowment presents the D Lorne Gales Lecture in the History of Science featuring guest lecturer Steven Shapin, Franklin L. Ford Professor, History of Science, Harvard University
Exhibit | Exposition: An Intellectual Heritage: Rediscovering McGill’s Early Printed Works | Un héritage intellectuel : à la découverte des imprimés anciens de McGill
Curators: Ann-Marie Hansen & Kristin Neel, Inventaires des imprimés anciens au Québec, McGill University
With the collaboration of Ann Marie Holland & Dr. Richard Virr, Rare Books & Special Collections, McGill Library & Professor Frédéric Charbonneau, Département de langue littérature françaises, McGill University
Lecture: "Giving Voices to Women" featuring Cheikh Khaled Bentounès | "Parole aux femmes" avec Cheikh Khaled Bentounès
This lecture is presented by McGill Islamic Studies Library in conjunction with AISA Canada - Association Internationale Soufie Alawiyya au Canada and Pauline Librarie and is part of “The Sufi Alternative: A message for the 21st Century Conference held in Montreal September 14, 16, 17 and 19, 2013.
Please note that this lecture is free and will be held in French.
Dear Faculty and students,
Over the summer, the McGill Library underwent some changes at both the Education and Humanities and Social Sciences branches. This notice is intended to update you on the changes related to the Education collection, the services available, and the upcoming consultation process. A dedicated page providing more detailed and up-to-date information can be found at the following URL:
Ancienne collection de François Olivier–Martin : Histoire du droit français des origines à la Révolution
In 1958, McGill acquired the personal library of a renowned French legal historian, François Olivier-Martin (1879-1952), with the funds generously donated by a former McGill graduate, Arnold Wainwright.
The Rare Books and Special Collections Library at McGill University contains over nine hundred British and American chapbooks published in the 18th and 19th centuries. Through a generous donation from the Harold Crabtree Foundation, digital facsimiles have been prepared and a virtual collection created.
The McGill Library’s Chapbook Collection is organized by subject categories which can be browsed. The entire work can be read in PDF format or online, using the page turning functionality of the Internet Archive.
Light retro fit motion sensors are currently being installed on the main floor of the McLennan Library Building in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library. All other floors of the McLennan Library Building have been completed. Once work has been completed on the main floor of McLennan, the light retro fit motion sensors will be installed in the Redpath Library Building.
System maintenance affecting eScholarship@McGill, eTheses, some digitized content on Thursday, August 1
eScholarship@McGill, eTheses and other locally digitized materials available via the Catalogue will be unavailable on Thurday, August 1, 2013 from 10:00pm to 11:00pm due to scheduled server maintenance.
We apologize for any inconvieniece this might cause.
Electrical shutdown of certain areas of McLennan Library Building on Sunday, July 28, 2013. Main floor of McLennan & Redpath Library Building remains open for study 8am to 8pm
There will be an electrical shutdown in the McLennan Library Building on Sunday July 28,2013 from 8am to 8pm. McLennan floors 2-6 will be closed, the book stacks and offices will not be accessible.
The Redpath Library Building and the main floor of the McLennan Library Building and the will be open for study from 8am to 8pm.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
For any questions or concerns please contact:
Roberto [dot] verrillo [at] mcgill [dot] ca
The lending of electronic equipment including laptops will end on August 16 except in cases where our students need the equipment to run unique software, as is the case at the Marvin Duchow Music Library. The service will continue in the Music Library. Frequently asked questions regarding this change are below.
Updated February 10, 2014
Collections: Relocation Update
The Institute of Islamic Studies and the Islamic Studies Library are pleased to present a free screening of the film Casablanca Mon Amour. Casablanca Mon Amour is a modern road movie that encapsulates the more complex and fractured nature of living in a world where TV and wars compete for headlines and occupy imaginations. Using movies as a road map between yesterday’s Hollywood and today’s Morocco, Casablanca Mon Amour offers a Moroccan perspective on the long and entwined relationship between Hollywood and The Arab/Muslim World.
Since 1981 the Alcuin Society has sponsored the only national competition for book design in Canada. Each year, a call for entries is sent out. Books published in Canada during the calendar year of competition are eligible for submission. Each title must represent the exclusive work of a Canadian book designer. The judging of the entries takes place the following year in the spring, and the award winning books are posted to the society’s website, showcased in an awards catalogue produced by the Alcuin Society, and exhibited national and internationally.
The Colombo Interlibrary Loan (ILL) database system will be unavailable to McGill users and library personnel from Friday June 14 to Sunday June 16 at 9:00 AM due to a technical upgrade to a new version of the software.
It is expected that access to the Colombo ILL service will resume at 9:00 AM on Sunday June 16, 2013.
The McGill Library regrets any inconvenience this may cause.
Changes as of July 1, 2013
As of July 1st, 2013, access to McGill electronic databases, e-journals and other e-resources has changed at McGill affiliated hospital sites in order to comply with the McGill University Library's licensing agreements.
Dr. Colleen Cook, Trenholme Dean of Libraries, is delighted to announce that Maya Kucij and Lucy Frenette are the recipients of the 2013 Library Excellence Awards. The Library Excellence Awards officially honour the extraordinary service, important efforts and achievements of staff members. “These awards are near and dear to my heart because candidates for the award are brought forward by colleagues,” says Cook. “Every year the list of nominees is outstanding and this year was no exception.
An exhibition in Rare Books and Special Collections
An exhibit curated by Svetlana Kochkina, Liaison Librarian, Nahum Gelber Law Library, McGill University.
There will be an electrical shutdown in the McLennan Library Building Main Floor on Sunday May 12,2013 from 6am to 8pm, in order to complete a panel upgrade to the electrical framework. The shutdown will involve the area behind the elevators in the McLennan Lobby only. Access to computers will be available in the Cyberthèque. Self-check machines and catalogues will be accessible throughout the McLennan-Redpath Library Complex.
For any questions or concerns please contact:
Roberto [dot] verrillo [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Over the past several months, the Library has increased the number of resources that are available through WorldCat, so we thought it would be a good idea to summarize some of them here.
Some recent additions to WorldCat include:
Due to scheduled maintenance being performed on McGill's Web Management System, the Library web site will not be available on Sunday, May 5 between 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM.
During that time, you can access many Library resources using the links on this page:
(A link to this page will be available at mcgill.ca/library for the duration of the maintenance.)
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Designing Doctors: An exhibition highlighting the contributions of physicians to hospital architecture at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine
Curated by Prof. Annmarie Adams, Director, School of Architecture, McGill University
Video recordings from the one-day symposium, Meetings with Books: Raymond Klibansky, Special Collections and the Library in the 21st Century, that was held at McGill on March 20, 2013, are now available. Webcast recordings of the opening remarks, both keynotes and the panel discussions have been posted for viewing online or downloading.
Dr. Annmarie Adams will give a talk on her exhibit Designing Doctors, which highlights the contributions of physicians to hospital architecture.
'Neurological Laboratories’ to Interdisciplinary ‘Centres of Brain Research’: Otfrid Foerster, Wilder Penfield, and Early Neuroscience in Breslau and Montreal
Under specific consideration of the theoretical approaches and practical research influences of “interdisciplinarity” in neuroscientific research, this presentation addresses a time period and a subject of investigation that has only marginally been dealt with in the history of medicine and neurosciences: the influences and the context of the creation of early centres of neuroscientific research at the beginning of the 20th century.
In 1955, the Quebec legislature created the Civil Code Revision Office (C.C.R.O.) and assigned to it the monumental task of revising the Civil Code of Lower Canada to bring it in line with the social, political, and economic realities affecting private law relations in Quebec.
The Archives of the Civil Code Revision Office makes available approximately 4000 documents consisting of working papers, correspondence, minutes of meetings, and internal memoranda from the C.C.R.O., mostly from the period of 1969-1979.
Brandy and Whiskey (and friends) are back with a mission, to help their two-legged friends lower their blood pressure and stress levels, offer social support and just make people feel relaxed and happy.
Come join them on April 10 from 2-4, April 15 2-4 and April 17 from 12-2 in the Group Study Space of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library