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2019 LibQUAL library survey starts Monday, January 28

Starting January 28, the Library will be running its LibQUAL survey to a sampling of McGill students, faculty and staff. The survey provides the opportunity to give feedback on Library services, collections and spaces. In the past, the student community used the platform to voice their desire for a wide variety of Library spaces....

Published: 15 Jan 2019

McGill Library moves towards a single library catalogue May 1, 2019

Last summer, McGill Library upgraded the existing WorldCat Local online catalogue and search tool to its successor WorldCat Discovery. The final stage of the upgrade currently underway will amalgamate all back-end applications needed to manage a library, including acquisitions, circulation, resource sharing, and a single-search discovery interface for library users....

Published: 9 Jan 2019

McGill University upgrades fully to OCLC WorldShare Management Services

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In May 2019, McGill University, one of Canada’s top ranked research-intensive institutions, will be upgrading its knowledge management infrastructure and fully integrating OCLC WorldShare Management Services (WMS) as its cloud-based library services platform.

Published: 8 Jan 2019

Changes to Kanopy Access at McGill University

The McGill Library will be modifying our method for providing access to the Kanopy platform of streaming films starting January 2019.

Published: 21 Dec 2018

Brief downtime for Library guides, room booking, and FAQs, December 26, 2018

Server maintenance is planned for LibGuides (Library guides), LibCal (group study room booking), and LibAnswers (McGill Library FAQs) on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, which may cause a brief downtime of up to 15 minutes.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Published: 20 Dec 2018

Update #3: Osler Library of the History of Medicine

Background: As a result of the water infiltration and recovery efforts related to McIntyre Medical Building fire incident in July, the Osler Library space in the McIntyre Medical Building continues to be closed until further notice. The Osler recovery team has been focusing their efforts on restoring materials and making holdings from the Osler Library of the History of Medicine collection accessible to users.

Published: 14 Dec 2018

Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering to close for two years for major renovation work beginning summer 2019

The Macdonald-Stewart Library Building, which houses the Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering, needs significant structural repairs and major internal upgrades. This work includes stabilization of the stone structure, foundation waterproofing, window replacement, washroom expansion and the installation of a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (HVAC).

Published: 11 Dec 2018

McGill Library closed December 22 to January 1

The Library is closed for the holidays from Saturday, December 22, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019, inclusive.

All branches will open on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Check the individual branch pages for specific opening hours:

Published: 10 Dec 2018

Upcoming e-resources maintenance and news

System maintenance is planned for WorldCat Discovery, WorldCat Local, EZproxy and QuestionPoint. starting at midnight 00:00 on Sunday, December 16, through to 06:00am Sunday morning. Links from our Databases A-Z may also not work during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Published: 10 Dec 2018

RESOLVED: Disappearance of McGill Library full text links in Google Scholar

Update, December 6, 2018: The issues with McGill Library Full Text links in Google Scholar have been resolved.


Published: 28 Nov 2018

Exam Period Access to Nahum Gelber Law Library for Fall 2018

From November 25 to December 21, McGill students will be able to access the Nahum Gelber Law Library 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As agreed between the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU) and the Law Students Association (LSA), the Nahum Gelber Law Library will limit access to the three upper floors of the library to Law students only during the December 6 to December 20 examination period.  Details are as follows:

Published: 27 Nov 2018

Many Women, Many Voices; Stories from McGill Collections

ROAAr launched a new book, Many Women, Many Voices; Stories from McGill Collections with a fanfare, a celebration, and a successful sale by Le James Bookstore on November 8th.

Published: 19 Nov 2018

Library Census Day November 19 | Head Counting Study November 26-29

On Monday, November 19, 2018, the McGill Library will conduct a one-day census to learn more about our users. This will help inform decisions about improvements to Library services and spaces.

During that day, Library and security staff will ask visitors entering Library spaces to scan their McGill ID cards. Those without a McGill ID card will be asked to select their status (e.g. McGill undergrad, staff member, general public, visiting scholar, etc.) on a paper form.

Published: 12 Nov 2018

Call for Applications | Research Grants & Awards at the Osler Library

Each year the Osler Library offers a number of awards and travel grants to local and international historians, physicians, graduate and post-doctoral students, and others whose research touches upon the history of medicine. From now through 7 January 2019, we are accepting applications for the following awards/grants:

Published: 12 Nov 2018

SSMU's Library Improvement Fund now accepting proposals

For over two decades, the Library Improvement Fund (LIF) has invested in the most important Library needs of the undergraduate student body in order to enrich the student academic experience. This fund is administered by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) and is made up of a fee contribution of $8.50 per full-time student per semester, matched equally by alumni donors....

Published: 10 Nov 2018


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