Laptop Kiosk = Laptop Lending – Thanks AUS!

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.


Summer Reads are Back Again!

The return of an old favourite display: Summer Reads are back in the Redpath Book Display!

We have a new selection of fun novels, classic reads, graphic novels, and pretty artsy books perfect for spending some time relaxing with a book.

New this year, we have also added a list of digital-only titles! If you don’t want to carry around a book (too heavy), or prefer an audio book (stories read to you!), or just want to see more options for fun summer reads check out our list here!

Titles on the e- and audio-book list include (among dozens of other titles and genres):

Furiously Happy: A funny book about horrible things by Jenny Lawson Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel The Dailyshow (the audiobook) an oral history as told by Jon Steward, the correspondents, staff, and guestsThe Autumn Bride by Anne Gracie

And many more titles! The covers don’t appear on the list, so it’s a perfect time to put the adage “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” into practice! We have provided small descriptions of all the titles to help you make choices.

If you prefer the physical books here are some of the books on display – but we are constantly updating it with more (as books get checked out), so it’s worth swinging by the main floor of MacLennan-Redpath Library whenever you are in the area!


Happy reading!


Reclaiming Power and Place

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)