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Library Update from Dean Colleen Cook

Architectural detail on Redpath Library Building

Dear Friends of the Library, The 2020-2021 academic year was one for the books in more ways than we can count here at the McGill Library. After completing a full year under these exceptional circumstances, I want to take a …

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The end of an IEra

Microsoft will soon end support of Internet Explorer (IE11) for Office365 products. With this news, other platform providers have followed suit in either discontinuing support for IE, or no longer recommending its use on their sites including the company that runs our Sofia Discovery catalogue, OCLC, which has announced it will end support for IE entirely on August 17th in line with Microsoft.

Now available | 100,000+ ebooks from the De Gruyter University Press Library Ebook Collection

The McGill Library is happy to announce that over 100,000 e-books from different university presses held in the De Gruyter University Press Library Ebook Collection are now available and can be accessed through McGill’s catalogue. Contemporary collections (2021) along with …

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Most borrowed e-books/audiobooks & watched titles of winter 2021

As we head into warmer months and the world opens up a little more, the Library is here to foster reading, listening, and streaming for pleasure. McGill students, faculty, and staff members have access to a wealth of resources. Some …

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Now available | ACUP/eBOUND Canadian University Presses Ebooks published prior to 2014

Until recently, McGill University had access to all of the Canadian university presses titles from 2014 and onward. Access to these titles is made available by the Association of Canadian University Presses (ACUP) via eBOUND on the Ontario Council of …

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Year in Review: Most searched, borrowed, watched titles of 2020

2020 will go down as a year filled with flux and firsts. One of the few things that remained tried and true was that the Library’s electronic resources continued to be available 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Articles, e-books, e-journals, newspapers, …

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Daniel Boyer, Joseph Hafner and Louis Houle promoted to full librarian

Group shot of Joseph Hafner, Daniel Boyer and Louis Houle

Congratulations to our colleagues Mtre Daniel Boyer, Joseph Hafner and Louis Houle who were recently promoted to full librarian. In accordance with McGill’s Regulations Relating to the Employment of Librarian Staff, promotion to full librarian is awarded for the “staff …

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Delight in small streaming pleasures at the Library

Book Cover Designing Your Life How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

As we head into mid-term season, building health breaks into your workday is key. If music helps you recharge, check out our libguide dedicated to online sources for audio recordings and discographies. The Naxos Music Library features over 2 million …

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RSC Meeting at McGill October 22-26, 2018

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By Joseph Hafner, Associate Dean, Collection Services The McGill University Library is pleased to be hosting the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) for one of their fall in-person meetings. RDA (Resources Description and Access) is The publishers are the American Library …

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Gregory Houston and Dawn McKinnon winners of the 2017 McGill Library Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 McGill Library Excellence Awards. The awards recognize outstanding contributions and exceptional leadership to McGill’s continued success and in advancing the mission of the Library. Digitization and New Media Administrator Gregory Houston, was presented …

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COVID-19 | Latest information

All library branches closed until further notice. Access to e-resources and virtual services continue.
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