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Temporary Closure: Education Curriculum Resources Centre

The Faculty of Education will be undertaking major renovation work in the former Education Library space where the Education Curriculum Resources Centre (ECRC) is located. The work is slated to begin Monday, June 18 and will continue throughout Summer and Fall 2018. Unfortunately, the nature of the work makes it impossible for the ECRC to remain open throughout the construction....

Published: 15 Jun 2018

Downtime for WorldCat Catalogue, Colombo (ILL) & Databases A-Z Saturday, June 16 from 1:00am to 9:00am.

WorldCat maintenance is scheduled to start at 1:00am and run through to 9:00am on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

Functionality for the Library catalogue, Colombo (ILL), as well as links from our Databases A-Z list may be impacted during this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Published: 12 Jun 2018

All Library branches closed on June 25 and July 2; Humanities & Social Sciences Library closed at 6PM on Sunday, July 1

All Library branches will be closed in observance of two statutory holidays. The closures will occur on:

- Monday, June 25 (La Fête Nationale)

- Monday, July 2 (Canada Day)

Please note that the Humanities & Social Sciences Library will also be closed on Sunday, July 1 at 6PM due to a major electrical transformer upgrade.

Published: 6 Jun 2018

Downtime for WorldCat Catalogue & Databases A-Z Sunday, May 20 - 1:00am to 6:00am

Maintenance for the OCLC Canadian Data Centre is scheduled to start at 1:00 am and run through to 6:00 am on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

Functionality for the Library catalogue as well as links from our Databases A-Z list may be impacted during this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Published: 15 May 2018

eScholarship@McGill, eTheses downtime, Thursday, May 3

eScholarship@McGill, eTheses and locally digitized materials accessible through the Catalogue will be intermittently unavailable on Thursday, May 3, 2018 between 7:00am to 9:00am while scheduled maintenance work is done.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Published: 2 May 2018

Winners Announced for Inaugural Library Undergraduate Research Awards

Congratulations to the 4 winners of the Inaugural Library Undergraduate Research Awards! The recipients were selected for best demonstrating the use of library services and resources in the creation of a research project or creative work and demonstrating an excellent understanding of the connection between research and library services and resources.

Published: 2 May 2018

Staff of Interlibrary Loan unavailable April 20 - 12 to 5pm

Take note, the staff of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) in Collections Services will be unavailable on Friday April 20th from noon to 5pm.  

McGill students, faculty and staff may leave messages at 514-398-4732 or email colombo.library [at] and we will respond as soon as possible.

Published: 18 Apr 2018

MyiLibrary is migrating to Ebook Central on April 25

Ebooks on the MyiLibrary platform will be migrating to ProQuest's Ebook Central on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

All content currently available on MyiLibrary will continue to be accessible through the Library catalogue with links automatically redirecting to Ebook Central.

Published: 17 Apr 2018

Library Blogs, Library Matters unavailable Monday, April 16, 8:30am to 9am

McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Monday, April 16 from 8:30am to 9am for scheduled maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Published: 12 Apr 2018

Some Library websites unavailable Monday, April 9, 6am to 7am

The following Library web sites and services will be unavailable Monday, April 9, 2018, from 6am to 7am, for a scheduled upgrade:

Published: 6 Apr 2018

Exam Period Access to Nahum Gelber Law Library for Winter 2018 semester

Starting April 3, McGill students are 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 April 17 - 30 examination period.  Details are as follows:

Published: 4 Apr 2018

Water Shutdown - McLennan Library Building

Update: March 26 at 6:50PM

- Washrooms on all floors in McLennan are now open.

- The Data Lab and microfiche viewing room on the second floor are both re-opened.

- There are still some drying machines operating on the second floor but operations are mostly back to normal.

Published: 21 Mar 2018

Easter weekend Library hours

The following branches will be open for study to McGill users over the Easter weekend (Friday, March 30 through Monday, April 2):

- Humanities and Social Sciences Library

- Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering

Published: 20 Mar 2018

Downtime for Library Blogs and Library Matters due to upgrade, March 20 8:30am to 9am

McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 8:30am to 9am for a scheduled WordPress upgrade.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Published: 19 Mar 2018

@McGill_Rare Instagram Collective acknowledged with Principal's Prize for Public Engagement Through Media - Special Recognition

Congrats! On Thursday, March, 15, 2018, our colleagues behind the scenes of the McGill Rare Books Instagram feed were presented with a McGill University Principal's Prize for Public Engagement Through Media - Special Recognition.

Published: 16 Mar 2018


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