…a lot has happened.
The Library continues to be here to help.
As we move into the summer months and prepare for the fall, we’d like to acknowledge the incredible work being done by Library staff and the thousands of interactions we’ve had with the community in different online spaces and places around virtual access and service delivery. A big thank you goes out to our users for your support, flexibility, positivity and patience. Remember, even though our physical doors may be closed, you can still:
- Access e-resources via the Library catalogue or through Databases A-Z.
- Chat, email or text a librarian. From June 1 to August 28 connect with a librarian Monday – Friday 10AM-4PM.
- Connect directly with subject-specific research experts who will help you find what you are looking for.
- Attend virtual Library workshops on a range of subjects.
- Access some e-resources that temporarily open or expanded access, including print books from McGill’s collection via new HathiTrust emergency service.
- Keep your checked-out books – or not! Items can be returned or mailed to McLennan-Redpath Library Complex, or kept until the Library reopens. No overdue fines are accruing while the branches are closed and loans that were due between March 1 and September 14 have been renewed to mid-September.
- Submit an article/chapter scan request to Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service via Colombo.
For more information on services and access at this time visit our FAQ page. If you’d like to know more about what we have been up to, read this recap of Library activities as told by our friends and colleagues at University Advancement.
Curious to know what e-resources McGill students, faculty and staff have accessed the most since March 13? So were we! We dug deeper into our circulation statistics for the answers. Looking for something we don’t have? Suggest a purchase.
5 most accessed databases/e-resource platforms at McGill
- Web of Science
5 most checked out movies in Kanopy film streaming service
5 most checked-out e-books in McGill OverDrive
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
- Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know (Unabridged) (Audiobook) by Malcolm Gladwell
- Becoming by Michelle Obama
- How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- Normal People : A Novel by Sally Rooney