The Osler Library will be hosting an event on Friday, October 18. During this period the Library’s reference service and rare material consulting will be unavailable from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Please excuse us for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.
Last spring, consultations were conducted by our Faculty and McGill Library Services on the future of the Life Sciences Library. Students, residents, faculty and staff from our health sciences community were invited to provide initial input on how the Life Sciences Library space could be reconfigured based on current and future needs.
Most Library branches will be closed on Monday, October 14 (Thanksgiving Day). Many Library branches will be open with modified hours for study over the weekend, with some offering services. Please visit the individual branch pages on the Library website for details regarding opening and service hours.
The Humanities and Social Sciences Library, located in the McLennan-Redpath Library Complex, will be open for study on Monday, October 14 from 8am to midnight. Services will be closed.
Through the PGSS Library Improvement Fund, the Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill University in collaboration with the PGSS Family Care Caucus and the McGill Library created the PGSS Family Care Collection in order to assist students who bring their children to various branch libraries. Available at Library Service desks, the collection includes a small chair, crayons, colouring sheets and both fiction and nonfiction works suggested by PGSS for a variety of age groups.
PGSS Family Care Collection is available at the following branches:
How did people use print to structure and mediate their social relationships in Europe between 1700 and 1900? This exhibition offers some answers by presenting objects that document a range of interpersonal practices in the field of botany.
Friends of the McGill Library in collaboration with the Stratford Festival presents the Annual Shakespeare Lecture featuring Seana McKenna.
Seana McKenna is considered by many to be Canada's finest dramatic actress of her generation. 2013 marks Seana McKenna’s 22nd season at the Stratford Festival. This season Ms. McKenna is playing Elizabeth in Mary Stuart and Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit. Past roles at Stratford include: title role in Richard
Accessible during opening hours. Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm.
Location: Rare Books and Special Collections Reading Room Alcove, 4th floor, McLennan Library Building
Curated by: Lindsey Skeen, McGill School of Information Studies (GLIS 689 – Selected Topics)
Supervised by: Professor P.F. McNally and Ms. Sharon Rankin
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: