Library services & spaces re-open September 1

Published: 16 August 2021

Updated September 3, 2021

As of September 1, most Library branches, including the stack areas, will be accessible to Library users. Visit the hours webpage for a full listing of opening and service hours. The Library will be open for University business ONLY. Due to University directives, we will not be open to the general public at this time. Access will be limited to current McGill students, faculty, and staff. Because of this reopening, the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service, Library Pickup Service and Study Hubs will be discontinued.

As per public health, government, and university directives, procedural masks will continue to be required in all indoor spaces at McGill, including all Library branches. Mask dispensers are positioned at Library entrances. Those wearing cloth masks will need to replace them with procedural masks. Please note that the University will provide the necessary procedural masks to all students, faculty, staff and visitors entering our buildings.

Zoom Zone: The Cyberthèque (Redpath Library Building, ground floor) will serve as a designated Zoom Zone. Students can attend/participate in online activities on this floor. First come, first served. Earbuds/earphones are required in the Zoom Zone. Please note that students who attend classes virtually but do not need to speak can do so from any library work area. 

Group study: Group study rooms can be booked online as of September 1. Procedural masks are mandatory in all group study rooms.

Equipment on-site: uPrint, public computing stations, laptop-lending machines, and phone recharging stations will be available for use in library spaces.

Food & drink: Reusable water bottles or other sealed drink containers are permitted in Library spaces. Water fountains are available. Food is not permitted in the Library. Please visit McGill Food & Dining Services website for more information regarding where to eat on campus.

New to McGill Library: As of September 1, students will be able to check how busy the McLennan-Redpath Library Complex is in real-time before heading to campus with the Waitz space use service. Visit the Library’s Waitz visualization page or download the free Waitz mobile app (available for both Android and iOS devices) to know before you go!

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