Due to a server update, McGill's Colombo InterLibrary Loans  (ILL) service will not be available Friday, February 16 from 9 to 10am.

We apologize for the inconvenience.



Classified as: system maintenance
Published on: 16 Feb 2018

Are you hot or cold in one of our branches?

Send an email to fcc.fod [at] with the date and exact location of the problem (i.e. Cold draft in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, February 13 at 2pm, 2nd floor McLennan, Sherbrooke Street side).

We're working on creating a solution and the more details we have, the better.

Thanks for your help.

Published on: 13 Feb 2018

Over the course of the Winter 2018 and Summer 2018 semesters the Education Collection, currently housed on the second floor the Humanties and Social Sciences Library, will be integrated into the main Humanities and Social Sciences Collection in the McLennan Library Building. This project will increase the visibility and browsability of the Education Collection and will create space for over 100 new study seats.

Classified as: Renovations
Published on: 12 Feb 2018

Message posted on behalf of the Faculty of Medicine

Starting Monday February 12th, 2018, the opening hours for the McIntyre Medical Building 3rd floor study space will be extended weekly at night until 20:30 from Monday to Thursday ONLY.

The opening hours are as follows: 

- Monday to Thursday from 09:00 to 20:30

- Friday from 09:00 to 17:00

Classified as: Opening hours
Published on: 8 Feb 2018

The Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering will be closed to all from Friday, March 2, 2018, 18:00 to Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 9:00.  After-hours access at Schulich will also be disabled. 

Classified as: temporary closure
Published on: 6 Feb 2018

Starting February 5th, 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. As a result of this feedback, we are continuously assessing and revitalizing our spaces, creating flexible study areas conducive to both individual and group work.

Published on: 4 Feb 2018

February 2018

We're celebrating Black History Month with a special new book display. The selections honour the contributions of Black Canadians, their history and their experiences. You will find literature, including poetry, and social and historical studies written by Canadian authors. 

Published on: 1 Feb 2018

Tomorrow, January 31, providers using Atypon’s Literatum websites (including Taylor and Francis) will be implementing an enhanced level of web security (TLS or Transport Layer Security). This will mean no change for patrons using Chrome, Firefox and IE11 browsers. However, anyone using Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 will receive an error message. Taylor and Francis is advising patrons using earlier versions of Internet Explorer to upgrade to IE11 which fully supports TLS.



Classified as: system notification, system upgrade
Published on: 30 Jan 2018

Starting in January 2018, the McGill Library is rolling out a fleet of seven brand new self-check machines at the following branches:

Humanities and Social Sciences Library

Islamic Studies Library

Nahum Gelber Law Library

Macdonald Campus Library

Published on: 25 Jan 2018

Update, January 2018: In the summer of 2017, Books24x7 was migrated to a new platform Skillsoft. As of November 2017, Books24x7 is no longer available. All content that was provided by Books24x7 is now accessible in Skillsoft. Additionally, Skillsoft has new content, including almost 40,000 videos; chapters can now be downloaded in multiple formats (epub, PDF, Kindle); and a Skillsoft app is available for easier browsing.

Published on: 18 Jan 2018

On Saturday, January 27, 2018, ProQuest will launch an 8-hour product maintenance window worldwide to upgrade infrastructure and enhance security.

Between 10pm, Saturday, January 27 and 6am, Sunday, January 28, most of our ProQuest resources will be unavailable. 

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Classified as: system maintenance
Published on: 10 Jan 2018

McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 8:30am to 9am for a scheduled upgrade.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Published on: 20 Dec 2017

The Library is closed for the holidays from Saturday, December 23, 2017 through Tuesday, January 2, 2018, inclusive.

All branches will open on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Check the individual branch pages for specific opening hours:



Classified as: holiday closures
Published on: 12 Dec 2017

The uPrint service will be unavailable due to an upgrade on Thursday, December 14 at 5pm until Friday, December 15 at approximately 6am

·         Print jobs attempted during the upgrade will not be accepted; no warning message will be sent.

·         All print jobs in the queue but not yet printed will be abandoned at the start of the upgrade; there will be no charge for these jobs.

Published on: 7 Dec 2017