About the Medical and HSC Library

The Medical Library sign

The Queen's University Medical and HSC Library provides a service to staff and students of the University, especially those studying or working in medicine, dentistry and nursing & midwifery. It is also referred to as The Medical Library.

Additionally it is the central library for Health and Social Care (HSC) staff in Northern Ireland.  Information and resources for HSC staff are available via the HONNI (Health on the Net Northern Ireland) website.

The Medical Library is on the ground floor of the Mulhouse Building on the Royal Victoria Hospital site.

It is a 15-20 minute walk from the Medical Biology Centre/Belfast City Hospital.  Simply exit the hospital at the Donegall Road, walk along the Donegall Road, turn down Roden Street, cross the footbridge over the Westlink and Mulhouse Building will be in front of you at top of Mulhouse Road. As usual, when walking in a city environment, take common sense precautions, such as not walking alone, particularly after dark and being aware of what is going on around you.

A free shuttle minibus runs regularly between Belfast City Hospital and the Royal Victoria Hospital. Please note you must display your QUB student/staff card to avail of this service.

Alternatively you can catch the 95 Metro service to the Royal Victoria Hospital from the city centre or the 80/81 Metro service, which stops on the Grosvenor Road near the Royal Victoria Hospital entrance.

The Medical Library holds books and journals of the following subject areas:

  • medicine
  • dentistry
  • nursing, midwifery & health visiting
  • pharmacy
  • social work
  • clinical psychology
  • allied health
  • health administration & management

QCat Library Catalogue provides details and locations of stock, including print and electronic resources. It can be accessed by using the dedicated terminals opposite the Medical Library Borrower Services Desk.

Facilities for studying in the Medical and HSC Library include quiet spacious study areas, three bookable group study rooms, a relaxing e-learning zone and a student computing area.


The Medical Library Borrower Services Desk can be contacted on:

Tel: 028 9097 6021

Email: MedicalLibrary@qub.ac.uk

Alex McIlroy   Medical and HSC Library Manager (Acting)    Tel: 028 9097 8917
      Email: a.mcilroy@qub.ac.uk
Colleen Tierney   Borrower Services Librarian (Acting)   Tel: 028 9097 8908
      Email: c.tierney@qub.ac.uk
Majella O'Neill   Library Information Systems   Tel: 028 9097 8905
      Email: m.oneill@qub.ac.uk

The Medicine, Health and Life Sciences Subject Librarian team can be contacted by referring to LibGuides and following the links to the relevant subject.