Update (January 14, 2021):
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library extended all loans due during the campus shutdown to January 11, 2021. On this date, most loans for accounts in good standing we rolled into the new loans policy (automatic renewal every 30 days). Some loans did not automatically renew for accounts in good standing and the Library is working to address this issue.
Resolved as of 12:20pm Thursday, December 17, 2020.
Technical issue: WorldCat Discovery and circulation functionalities are currently down. This affects access to the catalogue and accessing your personal Library account. OCLC is looking into this issue and we will communicate updates as they become available.
Thanks for your understanding.
All checked out items renewed to January 11, 2021. Unlimited automatic thirty-day renewal policy moving forward.
As of 2021, an unlimited, automatic thirty-day renewal policy will be applied to most items. All checked out items have been renewed to January 11, 2021, and will automatically be renewed for 30 days after that. Please note that:
- materials will be renewed automatically as long the account is in good standing
Library virtual services closed December 24 to January 3, 2021. Study Hubs closed December 23 to January 10.
The Library's virtual services including the Virtual Reference, Course Readings Service, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and ROAAr Digitization on Demand will close for the holidays from Thursda
The Redpath Study Hub will be open on Sundays during the month of December (Dec. 6, 13, 20).
The following time slots are available for booking:
- Redpath Library Building, second floor - 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
- Redpath Library Building, main floor - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
- Redpath Library Building, Cyberthèque, ground floor - 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM
As of December 3, McGill Library users can pay their full fines balance online via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) through their library account. Users can also pay by phone by asking to speak to a supervisor who can receive payment by credit card. Visit our dedicated webpage for payment instructions or more information on overdue fines.
The Library workshops and tours website will be unavailable for approximately 30 minutes between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM tomorrow morning, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Coming winter 2021: Library single point of fulfillment for digital course packs & electronic course reserves
In order to make course materials more affordable for students and to streamline the course pack creation process for faculty and instructors, McGill University has transferred responsibility for all course readings to the McGill Library. As of January 2021, the McGill Library will be the single point of access for course-related materials including digital course packs.
The Library is pleased to announce that beginning Monday, November 9, students can take advantage of more study hub seating on the second floor of the Redpath Library Building. 172 additional seats will be available for booking Monday - Friday from 10:30AM to 3:30PM. McGill students can book a hub seat in advance through an online booking system as of Wednesday, November 4, 2020.
Redpath & Law Library Study Hubs and ROAAr Rare Materials Consultation Room to operate at reduced capacity starting October 5
In accordance with Quebec Public Health directives, the University is scaling back certain in-person activities including the Study Hubs and the ROAAr Rare Materials Consultation Room.
Please note that Study Hubs, ROAAr Rare Materials Consultation Room, and the Virtual Reference Service will not be available on Monday, October 12 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.
McGill students, faculty and staff can now use the Interlibrary Loans (ILL) service to borrow some physical materials not available at the McGill Library.
McGill students, faculty and staff can now connect remotely to Library workstations in order to use specialized software that may not be available on personal computers. Use McGill IT's AnyDesk Service to locate an available library workstation.
The Library is pleased to announce that beginning September 14, students on Macdonald Campus can take advantage of a study hub located in "The Link" area of the Barton Building. The Macdonald Campus Study Hub is re-imagined safe space designed for quiet and individual study.
Updated October 2, 2020:
This service is now available by appointment only and limited to those who cannot consult rare material by other means. Please email rarebooks.library [at] mcgill.ca for more information.