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Library Blogs, Library Matters unavailable Wednesday, June 22, 8:30am to 9am

McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 8:30am to 9am for maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Published: 21Jun2016

Baroque Concert at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine

On Saturday, June 25 at 2:00 p.m., the Osler Library of the History of Medicine will host a concert featuring Vincent Lauzer as part of the 14th annual Baroque Festival. The concert will showcase works for recorder by young Quebec composers with Baroque influences.

For more information about the Montréal Baroque Festival, please visit https://www.montrealbaroque.com.

Published: 13Jun2016

Redpath basement converting to closed storage

Due to growing security concerns, the Redpath Library Building basement will become closed storage as of Monday, August 15, 2016. Users may request materials through the catalogue and we will accommodate requests as quickly as possible. 

If you have any questions or concerns about the closure, please don't hesitate to contact robin [dot] canuel [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Robin Canuel), Head Librarian, Humanities and Social Sciences Library.

Published: 13Jun2016

RESOLVED: Issues with print holdings in the McGill WorldCat catalogue

Update, June 14, 2016: Technical issues with the display of the physical holdings in the McGill WorldCat catalogue have been resolved. Call numbers, locations and loan information should now display correctly for print items held by the Library.

 

 


Published: 7Jun2016

Summer shifting project at Schulich Library of Science and Engineering

Schulich Library of Science and Engineering is undergoing a major summer shifting project. We are currently shifting our collection in order to provide more study space on the fourth and fifth floors. We will be shipping over 55,000 titles to our storage facility at the Currie Gym.

Published: 6Jun2016

Symposium: Celebrating Voltaire/ Célébrer Voltaire, March 9, 2016

La version française suit

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.

Published: 2Jun2016

Exhibition: Jewish Bibliophilia: Sacred and Secular

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McLennan Library Building McLennan Library Lobby, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA

What drives humans to collect? Walter Benjamin, the early 20th century philosopher and cultural critic, commented: “O bliss of the collector… Ownership is the most intimate relationship one can have to objects.

Exhibition: Illuminated Qur'ans

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Morrice Hall Islamic Studies Library, 3485 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E1, CA

The Arabic writing used for setting down the sacred text of the Qur’an subsequently went under a diffusion corresponding to the expansion of the Islamic faith and to the development of the Islamic civilization.

Downtime for McGill WorldCat and McGill Full Text links, June 4-5

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.

Published: 19May2016

The McGill Library's Islamic Lithographs digital Collection is now live

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: 17May2016

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