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Admission to The McClay Library

Entrance system in 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 can get a temporary card for the day from the dispenser by Reception. 

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:

Safety information is displayed throughout the Libraries and it is important that you familiarise yourself with this information on arrival. If you have any particular evacuation requirements then please inform a member of staff at the Reception Desk or Borrower Services desks who will be able to advise you accordingly.

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.