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New automatic feature activated for ILL borrowing service

Wed, 2014-07-09 15:04

A new feature is now activated that facilitates submitting interlibrary loan (ILL) borrowing requests through the Colombo Interlibrary Loan system.

Both the McGill WorldCat catalogue and the OpenURL Resolver (i.e. Find Full Text service) offer McGill users the Request item through interlibrary loan option which connects users to the Colombo ILL system.

After clicking on the McGill login link, users will authenticate with McGill credentials for Colombo as usual.

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Exhibit: Thought and Action: Fragments of Professor Roderick Alexander Macdonald’s (1948-2014) Life in the Law

Wed, 2014-06-18 (All day) - Sun, 2014-08-31 (All day)
Nahum Gelber Law Library : 3660 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

To honour the life and work of the late Professor Roderick Alexander Macdonald who passed away on Friday, June the 13th, the Nahum Gelber Law Library opens a new exhibit: Thought and Action: Fragments of Professor Roderick Alexander Macdonald’s (1948-2014) Life in the Law.

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Study areas on main floor of Redpath Library Building closed until late July

Thu, 2014-06-26 14:51

Renovations are currently taking place in the Redpath Library Building, making parts of the main floor temporarily inaccessible.

Study areas and group study rooms on the main floor of the Redpath Library Building are closed.

The e-classroom (Room RM-23), Cybertheque (basement level) and Blackader area (2nd floor) will remain open and are accessible via alternate routes.

The Writing Centre can be accessed via the Redpath Hall entrance on the side terrace.

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All Library branches closed on July 1 for Canada Day

Wed, 2014-06-25 22:31

Please note that Tuesday, July 1 is a statutory holiday (Canada Daytherefore all Library branches will be closed.

For a listing of opening and service hours please click here.

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Library branches switch to summer hours

Mon, 2014-06-23 08:33

Several of the Library's branches switch over to summer hours today.

For more information, please visit the appropriate branch page.

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All Library branches closed on June 24 for La fête nationale/Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day

Sat, 2014-06-21 10:22

Please note that Tuesday, June 24, 2014 is a statutory holiday (La fête nationale/Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day) therefore all Library branches will be closed.

For a listing of opening and service hours please click here.

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Air conditioning not functional at McLennan-Redpath Library Complex

Tue, 2014-06-17 12:39

The McLennan-Redpath Library Complex air conditioning system is not functional due to a broken pipe. It will take 7-10 days to complete the repair. Depending on the weather outside, the building may get warmer than usual. Library users can also expect some noise caused by drilling, hammering and welding and are encouraged to use other, quieter, cooler branch library spaces to study. For information on opening and service hours, please select a branch library from the list located here.

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Colombo interlibrary loan database unavailable Friday, June 13, 5:00pm until midnight Saturday June 14

Thu, 2014-06-12 18:08

The Colombo interlibrary loan database will be unavailable to McGill users and staff from 5:00pm on Friday, June 13, 2014 until the end of the day on Saturday, June 14, 2014.

As a result, McGill users will not be able to submit interlibrary loan requests during this period.

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Off-campus access, interlibrary loan, and authentication services unavailable Saturday, June 14, 10:00pm to 10:30pm

Thu, 2014-06-12 14:27

This coming Saturday, June 14, starting at 10:00 PM, McGill IT will be carrying out scheduled maintenance on central authentication systems. As a result, you will not be able to login to most Library services for a 5-minute period of time within the maintenance window. This includes EZproxy (off-campus access to e-resources), Colombo (interlibrary loan), and several other online services.

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eScholarship@McGill, eTheses, eExams unavailable Wednesday, June 11, 10:00pm to 10:15pm

Wed, 2014-06-11 10:59

eScholarship@McGill, including eTheses, eExams and other locally digitized material available via the Catalogue, will be unavailable Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 10:00pm until 10:15pm due to regular server maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Changes to e-resource access: Classic Catalogue, eResearch Gateway, Google Scholar

Mon, 2014-06-09 13:55

Today (June 9) we implemented a number of changes that affect how the Library’s e-resources are accessed by the McGill Community.

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E-resources to be removed from the Classic Catalogue on June 9

Thu, 2014-05-29 22:17

As mentioned previously, we will be removing electronic resources from the Classic Catalogue.

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New Library Service: Journal Article/Book Chapter Scanning Service

Thu, 2014-05-29 09:44
Book stacks, Humanities & Social Sciences Library, 2012. Photo: John Kelsey

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:

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eResearch Gateway to be retired

Tue, 2014-05-27 21:23

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.

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All Library branches closed for Journée nationale des patriotes

Mon, 2014-05-19 09:34

Please note that all Library branches will be closed on Monday, May 19, 2014 for a statutory holiday (Journée nationale des patriotes).

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McLennan-Redpath Terrace Launch

Wed, 2014-05-28 11:30 - 12:30
McLennan Library Building : 3459 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C9
Invitation to McLennan-Redpath launch event

Breathe easy. Respire pleinement. The McGill community is invited to attend a special event in support of a smoke-free McLennan-Redpath Terrace on Wednesday, May 28 from 11:30am – 12:30pm, rain or shine.  Take in the special performances and speeches or strike a pose in our "terrace photo booth". Refreshments will be provided in partnership with McGill Food & Dining Services. For more information on the initiative, please click here

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Some Islamic Studies Library collections unavailable until July 15

Fri, 2014-05-16 10:45

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.

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eScholarship@McGill, eTheses unavailable Wednesday, May 7, 10pm to midnight

Tue, 2014-05-06 14:21

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.

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Spring/summer hours for Library branches, online chat

Mon, 2014-04-28 10:46

Please note the following changes to the hours of operation for Library services over the course of the spring/summer months: 

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Library update on the Heartbleed bug

Thu, 2014-04-17 12:01

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.

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Easter weekend Library hours

Tue, 2014-04-15 09:57

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 Library
Schulich Library of Science and Engineering
Nahum Gelber Law Library

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Extended hours at the Library

Thu, 2014-04-10 16:40
library branch at night

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 Library
Schulich Library of Science and Engineering
Nahum Gelber Law Library

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Upcoming changes to e-resource access

Wed, 2014-04-30 13:21

This summer the Library will be making some changes to the services we use to provide access to e-resources:

You can read more on each of these changes below.

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Writing in Company. Forms of Collaboration in Artistic Works and Scientific Knowledge (1700-1914)

Thu, 2014-04-10 (All day) - Thu, 2014-07-10 (All day)
McLennan Library Building : 4th floor, lobby, 3459 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C9
Les Prédictions poster

Message en français suit ci-dessous

About the exhibition

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Take a Paws! Therapy dogs return to the Library on April 15

Tue, 2014-04-15 12:00 - 14:00
Redpath Library Building : main floor, group study area, 3459 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C9
Three Blue Ribbon Therapy Dogs

In her 2008 article entitled The Healing Power of the Human Animal Interaction, researcher Margo Halm described pet therapy as “inducing relaxation by reducing cardiovascular reactivity to stress." Based on her analysis, she concluded that “this intervention may contribute to optimal healing environments that promote harmony of mind, body, and spirit."  

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Exhibit: Celebrating the Digitization of McGill Library’s Chapbook Collection: An exhibition of British and American chapbooks

Fri, 2014-04-04 (All day) - Mon, 2014-06-30 (All day)
McLennan Library Building Lobby | Foyer du pavillon McLennan de la Bibliothèque : 3459 rue McTavish. Montreal, Quebec , H3A 0C9
A variety of chapbook covers from McGill's Chapbook Collection.

This exhibition celebrates the creation of the Library’s newest digital collection. The McGill Library’s Chapbook Collection contains over 900 English-language chapbooks published in England, Scotland, Ireland and the northeastern United States.  Through a generous donation from the Harold Crabtree Foundation digital facsimiles have been prepared and the entire collection is now online. 

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Milange Babey Ratan De Mele Te (Let’s Meet at Baba Ratan’s Fair)

Thu, 2014-04-03 17:30 - 19:30
Morrice Hall : Room 328 (3rd floor), 3485 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E1
Note: Room has changed to Room 328, Morrice Hall.
“Close to a million people lost their lives and several million lost their homelands forever when India and Pakistan were partitioned. In the midst of the horror that Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs inflicted on each other there were also redeeming stories of the love that bound these communities together—stories we cling to, so we may retain our faith in the human spirit . Milange Babey Ratan De Mele Te is one such story.
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UpToDate goes mobile!

Wed, 2014-02-26 16:03

UpToDate is now available for your mobile device. Download the UpToDate app for iOS, Android or Windows 8 phones and tablets.

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Osler Library of the History of Medicine temporarily closed for HVAC and roof repairs from April – October 2014

Tue, 2014-02-25 10:24

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.

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Scheduled maintenance notification: BioOne and Taylor & Francis unavailable beginning Saturday, March 1 at 11am

Mon, 2014-02-24 14:15

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.

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