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Lyons' hours for December, into January

December 6, 2017 - 18:30
~ Kelly, Library Media Specialist Our hours for the coming weeks will remain the same until the week of December 18th. Here are the hours from that point onward into January 2018:

Monday, December 18 - Wednesday, December 20:  9:30am-9:30pm (regular hours)
Thursday, December 21: 9:30am-5:30pm (adjusted hours)
Friday, December 22 - Monday, January 1/18: CLOSED
Tuesday, January 2 - Wednesday, January 3:​ Shortened hours - check Library Hours page for updates as we get closer to the holidays
Thursday, January 4:​ Regular hours resume

Console gaming unavailable until further notice

December 6, 2017 - 16:57
~ Kelly, Library Media Specialist Until further notice, console gaming will be unavailable for booking and playing in Lyons New Media Centre due to construction in the room.

Please note that PC gaming is still available for booking/playing, but please be aware that there may be some noise in the area due to said construction.

​Sorry for the inconvenience.

New Requests for Course-Related 3D Print Jobs Might Not Get Printed

November 29, 2017 - 11:41
~ Kelly, Library Media Specialist It's that time of year again. Crunch time. Everyone's frantically finishing up last-minute assignments and projects.

This is no different for anyone requesting 3D print jobs for their courses.

At this point, we cannot guarantee that anything submitted from today (Nov 29) onward will get printed in time for class deadlines/end of term.

Please keep in mind:

  • we are limited to printing within our hours of operation only
  • we make no guarantees as to when 3D print requests will be completed
  • it's a free service, so you kind of "get what you get when you get it"
  • we are not a 3D printing lab where this is all we deal with in our day (we only have two desktop 3D printers)

We're sorry that we will not be able to print everyone's requested print jobs, nor necessarily on time, but we will do our best to accommodate as many of them as possible. If you're really stuck, we would suggest going to a paid service such as McMaster 3D Printing.

Lyons computer workstations - ONLY for making media

September 20, 2017 - 14:21
~ Kelly, Library Media Specialist This is a gentle reminder that the computer workstations in Lyons are for making media. That includes things such as:
  • editing videos / audio tracks
  • recording podcasts
  • touching up photos
  • creating posters
  • designing websites
  • laying out pamphlets
  • etc.

It's important to remember that Lyons only has 14 computers (including the 2 in the edit studios) for a campus that now boasts a population of nearly 40,000 people. These computers have very specialized software, such as the Adobe Creative Cloud (you know, like Photoshop, In Design, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, etc.), which is only available to everyone on the campus at Lyons.

If you're in need of a desk to do math homework, might we suggest having a look at some of the Library's great offerings in study spaces?

​If you are working in a group, maybe consider booking a group study room!

And if you're looking for a place to hook up your laptop, Lyons actually has a laptop bar at the far end of the Centre (along the windows), but Mills also hosts a Laptop Friendly Room on the 3rd floor. And of course, many of the soft seating areas in Lyons have drop-down power cables that hang from the ceiling that you are more than welcome to sit at and plug in! We also have four group-work booths that can be used with a laptop -- you can even connect your laptop to the hanging monitors there! (Ask at the Help Desk for any adapters -- we're working on getting VGA to HDMI! We promise!)

If you need to type an essay or use any kind of word processing software, the computers on the 2nd floor have you covered.

So, you are welcome to use your laptops at the soft-seating or booths in Lyons, and you can use these ares to chat with friends, do math homework, etc. and then if you're making media, please feel free to use the computers. But be aware if the computer workstations are not being used as intended, you may be asked to move to another location. We have to keep these free for those who need the special software, after all.

Thanks for your understanding!

No Access to Lynda.com

September 11, 2017 - 12:59
~ Kelly, Library Media Specialist It appears that we no longer have access to Lynda.com at Lyons right now. We're currently looking into our options and are working on a solution, but at this point in time, Lynda.com is not available at Lyons. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Welcome back!

September 7, 2017 - 16:18
~ by Kelly, Library Media Specialist The Lyons New Media Centre staff team would like to take a moment to welcome all newcomers to McMaster University, but to also welcome back all those returning after having the summer off.

We hope your summer has been a fantastic one! 

We're back to our regular Fall hours starting Monday, September 11:

  • Mon - Thurs @ 9:30am - 9:30pm
  • Friday @ 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday @ 10:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sunday @ 12:00pm (noon) - 8:00pm

Hope to see you soon!