McMaster's Libraries are pleased to once again host this year's Annual Toy and Food drive, in support of the Hamilton chapter of the Salvation Army's Christmas Bureau. The bureau collects and distributes new toys, non-perishable food items as well as goods for family pets, for their clients in need of assistance in our community. The generous donations from McMaster students, staff and faculty are of great assistance to those less fortunate, particularly at this time of year.
McMaster graduate theses are more available for research and study than ever before! A new submission process from the School of Graduate Studies and work being carried out in the Library has pushed the number of McMaster theses accessible online in the Digital Commons repository to over 5,500.
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The Reactor Cafe @ Thode Library will close at noon on Friday November 25th so that a small renovation can take place.
Hospitality Services has recently partnered with Seattle's Best Coffee. The Cafe will re-open Monday November 28th, showcasing the new coffee brew and a larger selection of menu offerings.
Thanks for your patience while we make this transition.
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The Multi-Faith Prayer Room at Thode has been relocated to larger, more private quarters.
You'll now find the prayer room beside room B113 in the basement of Thode Library (Quiet Study area) near the group study rooms.
Please ask at the first floor desk if you have any questions.
Over the next few weeks, you will see several changes made to the lobbies of Mills, Thode and Innis libraries.
All three libraries will have their entrance/exit turnstiles replaced with bi-directional corridors - no more having to figure out which is IN and which is OUT!
Additionally, the service desk on the main floor of Mills is being replaced. For a few weeks we will offer our services from a temporary service desk located a bit further into the library. The self check-out machines have also been relocated near the New Book Display area.
In an effort to increase student awareness of sustainable printing practices at the McMaster Libraries, we want your feedback.
During the week of September 26th, 2011, please take a few minutes to complete the following student printer survey. With the help of your comments and recommendations we hope to make printing and copying on campus easier on the environment and easier on you.
The Liaison program which, in recent years, operated under the name 21st Century Fluencies, aimed to deliver customized research and teaching support services to faculty on a department-by-department basis. Librarians were assigned to specific academic or administrative departments within the University and were expected to support a broad spectrum of teaching, learning and research requirements.
Thanks to a one-time gift to the University Library, we have been able to purchase the Nature archive. This package, the backfile of the journal Nature, covers the years 1869-1986, giving us stable, perpetual, online access to all years of this title. You can browse the archive or access it through our related journal databases.
Three major online resources, purchased through one-time funding, are now available to the McMaster community: