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Visiting Special Collections

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Special Collections & Archives at The McClay Library is open to anyone who wishes to make use of our resources.

QUB card holders do not need to undergo a registration process but must present their card at the SC&A Enquiry Desk.

If you do NOT hold a Queen's University of Belfast card, you must complete aVisitor Registration Form on your first visit. This is in addition to the registration requirements necessary to have access to the McClay Library.

On your first visit & subsequent visits:

Visitors should produce photographic ID & evidence of their address (if not in the photo ID).

Acceptable forms of photo ID include other University/College ID cards, travel cards, passports, UK driving licences.

Acceptable forms of official ID with addresses include recent utility bills, bank statements & official correspondence from Universities/Collegesle forms of official ID with addresses include recent utility bills, bank statements & official correspondence from Universities/Colleges

Visitors without suitable ID will not be allowed access to Special Collections & Archives

On subsequent visits you must bring photo ID or an official document/ letter with the name and address given on your registration form from your first visit. Visitors without suitable ID will not be allowed access to Special Collections & Archives.

Visitors wishing to consult early printed books or manuscript material should contact us in advance of their visit.

Brief Guide to Special Collections | Reading Room Rules and Guidance 

Current opening hours are available on our Special Collections & Archives LibGuide.

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