Alerts

Coming Soon: New Look for Scholars Portal Search

Submitted by libadling on
Filed under Library News:  Alerts e-Resources

At the end of July, the Scholars Portal Search interface common to many of our databases will be replaced by a new platform from ProQuest.  This will mean changes to many of our most popular databases, including PsycINFO, Sociological Abstracts, EconLIT, and many more.

What this means for you:


Library Catalogue and User Accounts over Canada Day weekend

Submitted by libadling on
Filed under Library News:  Alerts

The Library catalogue and circulation system will be offline over the Canada Day long weekend for some necessary maintenance. We're providing a temporary alternative for your convenience, allowing access to our e-books, online journals, and databases. Renewals and user accounts will not be available during this period, and fines will not accrue.


Journals moving @ Thode

Submitted by libpottier on
Filed under Library News:  Thode Alerts

Student assistants have started to move journals from the 2nd floor of Thode to the lower level storage area today. 

If you are unable to locate a required volume, please go the main floor Service Desk where staff will be pleased to help you.

A formal retrieval process with an online request form will be set up over the next few weeks. More information on planned collection moves can be found at:  /thode/renovation/update.htm


Changes to the Library Catalogue

Submitted by libwyckoff on
Filed under Library News:  Mills Innis Thode Alerts e-Resources Web Resources

Beginning on Monday, May 9, you’ll see a change in the Library catalogue.

The Library is in the process of moving to a new software platform for its collection management and circulation functions. This will bring with it changes to the catalogue that you see when looking for library resources. Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect:


Unable to Recall Material during transition to new library system

Submitted by libpottier on
Filed under Library News:  Alerts

Update - May 8th:  looks like everything is back to normal! Thanks again for your patience. You can access our new catalogue at http://mcmaster.sirsidynix.net  We will be flipping the switch so that you link automatically to this new site over the next day or so.

During the transition to our new library system, it will not be possible to place any Recalls for library materials.

We do expect to be able to resume accepting Recall requests on Tuesday May 10th.

Thanks for your patience!


"My account" and online renewal temporarily unavailable

Submitted by libpottier on
Filed under Library News:  Alerts

UPDATE: My Account functions, including book renewals, are available again. Log in to your account on the new catalogue or using the link on the Library homepage.


Thode Library Closed for 2 days

Submitted by libpottier on
Filed under Library News:  Thode Alerts

Thode Library will be closed for two days during the next week

  • Saturday April 30th
  • Tuesday May 3rd (will re-open @ 5pm)

Please note that Mills Library will be open both of these days.

Additionally, Innis Library is open on the Tuesday.


Laptop Lending Ends May 1st

Submitted by libpottier on
Filed under Library News:  Mills Innis Thode Alerts
On May 1, 2011, the laptop lending program in Mills, Innis, and Thode Libraries will be discontinued. The laptop lending program requires significant expenditures for hardware and, in particular, for staffing to support the program.
 

Late Night Studying @ Thode

Submitted by libpottier on
Filed under Library News:  Thode Alerts

You asked, we listened!   Students have been asking for more study space –  working with the MSU and the library, Student Affairs responded to by funding a pilot to keep Thode Library open 24/7 from April 1st to April 25th.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT:


Silent Study room opens in Mills

Submitted by libpottier on
Filed under Library News:  Mills Alerts

Mills L/405 has been re-opened as a Silent Study space just in time for the spring exam study period. Just a reminder that talking or use of electronic equipment is not permitted in this space.


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