Further to Quebec government and university directives, McGill campuses will be closed except for necessary activities. As a result, all library branches on both campuses are closed until further notice.
The Library has implemented the following initiatives during the closure period:
- Reference Services: All reference services will be done on a remote basis during the closure period. From May 1-31, chat, email or text a librarian from Monday to Friday, 10AM-6PM; Saturday noon-5PM. From June 1 to August 28, chat, email or text a librarian from Monday to Friday, 10AM-4PM. Connect directly with your subject-specific liaison librarian via email if you have in-depth reference questions or need help with research.
- No fines will be accrued during the closure. All loans have been extended until September 15, 2020. Please note, returned items will appear on your account until the library re-opens and staff can discharge the material.
- FAQ/ General Information: Please check the Frequently Asked Questions page for current information on library-related matters during the closure.
- Temporary open resources: A webpage listing publishers/resources that have been made freely available during the COVID-19 period including access to millions of items from McGill’s print collection through new HathiTrust emergency service.
E-resources remain accessible. Visit the Library’s website for more information or to search for materials.
Please consult McGill's coronavirus (COVID-19) help & information page for the latest news and developments.