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    Borrow Light Therapy Lamps from the Library

    October 21st, 2019

    Did you know that the Humanities and Social Sciences Library lends light therapy lamps?

    Sunlight is an essential ingredient for a healthy lifestyle, but many of us don’t get the amount of daylight we need to experience its benefits. Light therapy lamps mimic sunlight and may help enhance your overall sense of well-being if used correctly over time.



    Thanks to the support of the AUS Library Partnership Committee, ten lamps are available on a first come, first served basis to current McGill students, faculty and staff. Lamps can be borrowed for a period of two weeks at no cost.

    To check the availability of our Verilux happy lights, consult their record in the  Library’s WorldCat Discovery or call the front desk at (514) 398-4734.

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    Laptop Kiosk = Laptop Lending – Thanks AUS!

    September 5th, 2019

    A newly installed Laptop Kiosk is awaiting returning students this week in the McLennan-Redpath Library building lobby. A new service made possible by the AUS Undergraduate Improvement FundThe dispenser contains 12 laptops, available for loan to current students, faculty and staff for a period of one day.

    Borrow a laptop today and it will be due by midnight of the next day.

    The kiosk’s HP laptops have the following software loaded:

    Windows 10

    Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

    Adobe Digital Editions

    Google Chrome

    Mozilla Firefox

    Skype (the consumer version)


    Microsoft Office is not installed. Users just need to log into McGill’s Office 365 service to use Office apps.

    Check in or return a laptop directly back into the kiosk. Be sure to plug in the power cable, so the laptop will recharge for the next user. The kiosk will not loan a laptop until its battery is 90% charged or more.

    We hope this new service is easy to use. Send us your comments!



    Laptop Kiosk terms of use (the fine print):

    • Laptops borrowed from the kiosk are due the next day at midnight.
    • Overdue fines accrue at a rate of $0.02 per minute
    • Laptops overdue longer than one day will be considered “lost” and the borrower will be charged a replacement fee of $350 plus a processing fee of $50.
    • Broken equipment will also be subject to the same replacement and processing fees.
    • Charging cables are not included.
    • Borrowers agree to abide by all relevant Library policies.


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    Reclaiming Power and Place

    July 2nd, 2019

    McGill Library has just received print copies of Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

    The report is “comprised of the truths of more than 2,380 family members, survivors of violence, experts and Knowledge Keepers shared over two years of cross-country public hearings and evidence gathering. It delivers 231 individual Calls for Justice directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries and all Canadians.”  (online version link)

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