Admission to The McClay Library
The McClay Library operates a controlled entry system. Members are required to use their Queen's staff, student or library card to obtain admission.
Please remember to bring your card when you visit the Library. Students who have forgotten their card may be granted cardless entry on confirmation of their identity and completion of a form. A maximum of three cardless visits is permitted per year.
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.
Non-members need to apply for access to The McClay Library via an online visitor registration form and should allow one week for their application to be processed. Students applying for vacation access need to apply using a vacation student registration form.
Further information on access for non-members is available from the following pages:
- Access for members of the public and other visitors
- Access for staff and students of other academic institutions
Data in the visitor registration system will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will be only used for the purpose of providing visitor access and reporting upon visitor numbers.
A guide to the McClay Library Access Policy is also available.