Virtual Reality and 3D Printing services in Full Swing at McLennan-Redpath

Access to some of the newest and most innovative technology is now within reach for all McGill students and faculty with the re-opening of the McGill Research Commons 3D printing lab and VR space. Equipped with 3D printers, an HTC vive, and an Oculus Rift development kit, McGillians will be able to explore and experiment with the digital world in not just two but three dimensions – all for free – with this cutting-edge service.

After undergoing a brief training session which can be booked here, students and faculty will be able to book time on the 3D printers to use for projects, course work, or simply to experiment. For those less experienced with such technology but who still want to dive in, student staff will be available for assistance weekdays from 12:30 – 5:00PM. Use of the virtual reality equipment does not require a training session, but note that it can be booked only during student hours. Equipment can be booked using the library’s booking system, found here.

Please send us an email with any inquiries you may have!

Selections from the Library’s DVD collection

We hope you will explore our latest touch table experience, showcasing the Library’s DVD collection.

There are six categories to choose from:

  • Action and Adventure
  • Comedy
  • Detective & Mystery
  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Thriller

Browse the categories and see which DVD you would like to borrow. Clicking on the url link will display the DVD’s WorldCat Discovery record containing more information about the film and the DVD’s call number.

The DVD collection is located in the Self-serve Reserves Room adjacent the Library Services Desk in the lobby of the McLennan Library building. DVDs are arranged by their numeric call number.

We hope you will find something of interest and are always interested in receiving purchase recommendations.

Faculty Publications @ McGill

McGill faculty’s academic publications are internationally renowned and many of our professors are top of their field. Come check out what they have to say in the new Redpath Book Display, on now until the end of December. This selection rounds up some of the best publications McGill faculty has to offer since 2010. Highlights include works by prestigious authors such as Alain Farah, Daniel J. Levitin and Charles Taylor.

Whether your area of interest is history, art, human rights or urban planning, there is sure to be for you. Many Women, Many Voices “celebrates the voices of women […]. Shining a light on the untold stories of the women who have shaped McGill and Montreal, it offers illustrated vignettes from the ROAAr collections – Rare Books and Special Collections, the Osler Library of the History of Medicine, the Visual Arts Collection, and the McGill University Archives.”

Catherine Parr Traill’s The Female Emigrant’s Guide : Cooking with a Canadian Classic is the newest release from Nathalie Cooke, whose previous collection, The Johnson Family Treasury : a collection of household recipes & remedies, 1741-1848, is also included in the display. The National Post review of the Catherine Parr Traill book provides a great analysis of both the historical and culinary importance of the new edition.

Gabriella Coleman, the “world’s foremost scholar on Anonymous,” has 46K Twitter followers!  Trained as a cultural anthropologist, she researches, writes, and teaches on computer hackers and digital activism. Come check out her books on Anonymous and hacking.

Charmaine Nelson is the first tenured Black professor of Art History in Canada. Her latest single-author work, Slavery, Geography, and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Marine Landscapes of Montreal and Jamaica, is “among the first Slavery Studies books – and the first in Art History – to juxtapose temperate and tropical slavery.”

A list of the items included in the display can be found here. A number of publications can also be accessed in ebook format.

Stop by and see if your favourite prof is on the shelf!