Access for staff and students of other academic institutions
Non-Queen’s University Students
Students from other higher/further education institutions including the Open University are permitted to access Queen’s University Library for reference during Queen’s vacation periods. Please see the University’s website for our vacation dates.
There is no entitlement to borrow material or access Queen’s electronic databases.
No registration is required to access the Medical Library or Biomedical Library, but to use The McClay Library, you need to complete an online Vacation Student Registration Form. You will be required to present your valid student card and additional proof of identity when you visit the library.
Academic Staff and PhD Students from other Universities/Colleges
Academic staff and PhD students from participating institutions may apply for access and borrowing privileges under the terms of the SCONUL Access Scheme. You will need to obtain a SCONUL Access (Band A) membership card from your home institution. To register for membership please bring your SCONUL Access card along with your current staff/library card from your home institution to the Borrower Services Desk in The McClay Library. Further information about the scheme, participating libraries and a SCONUL Access application form is available from the SCONUL web site.
Students under the age of eighteen are not normally admitted to the Library except as part of an organized school visit or when accompanied by an adult who is a member of the Library.
Access to Queen’s electronic resources is not usually available due to licensing restrictions and, some Queen’s collections are restricted to members of Queen’s University.
Researchers wishing to use Special Collections material should contact staff there in advance of their visit and will be required to register at Special Collections. Further information is available on the Special Collections web pages.