The following announcement was originally posted in April 2017:

As of May 3, 2017, students who are members of the following groups will not be able to access the uPrint machines on campus with their McGill ID Card, or their McGill username and password:

 - Exchange students
 - Inter-University Transfer students
 - Special and Visiting students in the School of Continuing Studies
 - Special intensive English and French programs in the School of Continuing Studies

Classified as: uprint, prepaid, students, continuing studies
Published on: 12 Sep 2017

Update, September 18: The issues with the display of print holdings in WorldCat have now been resolved.

Update, September 15, 3pm: We have seen a marked improvement in the display of print holdings in the McGill WorldCat catalogue, though there may still be intermittent problems. We are still working to resolve the issues completely. Please continue to check the Classic Catalogue if McGill information does not load properly in WorldCat. Thanks again for your patience.

Published on: 6 Sep 2017

A major ventilation renovation project at the Schulich Library is underway. Mechanical systems, including exhaust and ventilation, will be upgraded in order to bring systems up to modern standards and improve energy efficiency. This project, funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Post-secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, consists of replacing the 34-year-old single system, located in the Frank Dawson Adams Building, with three independent systems that will serve Schulich Library, the main auditorium of the Adams Building, and multiple offices in the Adams Building.

Classified as: Renovations, Construction, HVAC
Published on: 29 Aug 2017

McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 8:30am to 9am for a scheduled upgrade.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Published on: 24 Aug 2017

In order to better serve our community, the Humanities and Social Sciences Library will implement new service hours starting on Tuesday, September 5th:

• Borrowing services (circulation) and the self-serve reserves room will be open at 8am, Monday to Friday.

• Interlibrary Loan pickup and course reserves will be accessible at this time. As a result of this change, course reserves taken out at the end of the day will be due at 9 am the next morning instead of 11 am.

Classified as: Opening hours
Published on: 24 Aug 2017

Please note that all Library branches will be closed on Monday, September 4 in observance of Labour Day.

For information on Library opening and service hours, please consult our branch listing here

Classified as: statutory holidays, holiday closures
Published on: 23 Aug 2017

On Sunday, September 10, from 12 a.m. to 7 a.m., the company that hosts our Library catalogue (OCLC) will conduct system maintenance that could result in intermittent interruptions and slow response times for search results. Links to e-resources from within the catalogue and the Databases A-Z list, as well as the ability to place Interlibrary Loan requests might also intermittently be affected during this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Classified as: system maintenance
Published on: 21 Aug 2017

Starting August 7, 2017, log into the Library's room booking system with your McGill username and password, in order to book group study rooms at the Library.

This change will make booking rooms much more user-friendly and stress-free. There is no longer any need to confirm your reservation via a link sent to your email.  When you log in and submit booking requests for available times, they are immediately confirmed.



Published on: 8 Aug 2017

The Library's room booking system, LibCal, will be unavailable for approximately one hour on Monday evening, August 7, 2017, sometime after 8PM for a scheduled upgrade.

Please don't hesitate to web.library [at] (contact us) if you encounter any issues after the upgrade.

We apologize for any inconvenience.



Published on: 2 Aug 2017

Please note, the Macdonald Campus Library will be closed until 2pm on Friday, August 4th due to scheduled maintenance. It is set to reopen from 2 to 5pm that day.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you.

Published on: 1 Aug 2017

UPDATE, Tuesday, July 18, 5:00pm: All ProQuest services are now available. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Starting around 4:00 PM Eastern on Monday, July 17th, 2017 ProQuest began experiencing issues across a range of their products. As a result, access to ProQuest resources including ProQuest Platform (PQP) is not available at this time.

ProQuest is working diligently to resolve the issue. Check this page for status updates.

We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Classified as: downtime, service status issues
Published on: 18 Jul 2017

From Monday July 10 to Monday July 31, the McLennan reading room/reference area on the main floor and south side of the McLennan Library Building (overlooking Sherbrooke and McTavish Streets) will be temporarily closed for renovations. The existing carpet will be replaced with new flooring. This area, including computer stations and McLennan e-Classroom will be closed to the public.

Classified as: Renovations, Friends of the Library
Published on: 5 Jul 2017

In mid-July, ebrary and EBL collections were migrated to a new ProQuest platform called Ebook Central. Due to this change, personal accounts from EBL and ebrary were moved to the new platform.

Published on: 3 Jul 2017

McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 8:30am to 9am for a scheduled upgrade.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Published on: 27 Jun 2017

Update, June 21: Repairs have been completed and the McLennan doors are now open again. Please use the main entrance of McLennan to enter the Humanities and Social Sciences Library. (Please note: the temporary access via the Redpath doors is no longer available and the alarm will sound if the emergency exits there are opened.)

Classified as: Renovations, Construction, temporary closure, Friends of the Library
Published on: 15 Jun 2017