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Celebrating winners of the 2022 McGill Library Excellence Awards

Staff BBQ on McGill campus seen from a distance with grass, trees, and red tents.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 Library Excellence Awards. The awards honour the extraordinary service, important efforts, and achievements of librarian and administrative & support staff members at the McGill Library. The last two years have been an exceptional …

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Archival Collections Catalogue interface tweaked for increase ease of use

Zoomed in detail on wide tree view of new Archival Collections Catalogue interface.

by Anna Dysert, Associate Librarian, Archives and Manuscripts/Special Collections, Collection Services The McGill Library Archival Collections Catalogue has switched over to a more user-friendly interface to help users navigate archival descriptions. The fresh look will allow researchers to better visualize the relationships between records in a fonds or collection and move between record descriptions. …

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Year in Review: Most searched & borrowed titles of 2021

Whether you are staying in or heading out, the Library’s electronic resources continue to be available to you, 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Articles, e-books, e-journals, newspapers, databases – you name it, we probably have it and McGill students, faculty, and …

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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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COVID-19 | Latest information

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