Frequently Asked Questions - Miscellaneous

I'm a student. Can I still borrow books during the summer?

  • If you're returning next year, you can use your student card to borrow during the summer. Your current year sticker will be good until until August 15th.
  • If you have graduated, you can use your student card for borrowing until June 30th. 
  • If you want to be able to borrow after your student card expires after graduation, you can get an External Borrower Card

How do I make a screenshot?

If you have PrintKey installed on your Windows PC, press the PrintScreen key (for the active window, press Alt-PrintScreen). You may then print or save the screenshot to a file using the appropriate icon from the menu bar at the top of the screen.

See other ways of taking a screenshot:, and for mac users,


Does the library hire student assistants? How do I get a job in the library?

Student Jobs

All students who work in the libraries have to qualify for the Ontario Work-Study Program. Information about this is on their website. The site also has information about the International Students' Work-Study Program.

All library and other campus student job postings are handled through Career Services in Gilmour Hall, Room GH110. Check the Career Services website (once you enter, click on "OSCAR"). This site will give you access to a comprehensive on-line listing of available employment, which is updated on a regular basis.

Other Jobs

Library jobs are posted on the Working at McMaster Career Opportunities website. Once you enter, click on "Careers @ McMaster".  Create a new account, if necessary, by clicking on the "Create an Account" link. You can then apply for a position.


Does the library offer a proctor service for exams?

The library does not offer the service of providing a proctor or invigilator for examinations. However, you can contact the McMaster Registrar's Office (905) 525-9140 x24453 (Examinations and Scheduling). They offer this service if they have any time/space available.