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The McClay Library

Two students working - The McClay Library The McClay Library brings together wide-ranging library, computing and media services in a single location, blending the best features of a traditional library with the latest technology. 

Study facilities include both places for quiet study and significant provision for group work, allowing students to follow their own individual learning style. Training provided by Information Services is also based in the building.

The library's extensive book and journal collections support teaching and research in the arts and humanities, science and engineering, the social sciences and law.

The McClay Library is situated in College Park, at the top of Botanic Avenue.
Address: The McClay Library, 10 College Park, Belfast, BT7 1LP
Tel: 028 9097 6135

Email: General Enquiries - 
Email: Issue Desk -


About The McClay Library - for more information about the Library
Getting Started Videos - Guides to using The McClay Library
The McClay Library - Student Views

Standard term time opening
All floors of the library are open as follows:

Monday - Thursday 8.00am - 10.00pm
Friday 8.00am - 8.30pm
Saturday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Sunday 12.00 noon - 5.30pm

The ground floor of The McClay Library stays open until 2.00am throughout the week during term time.

Please visit the Library Opening Hours pages for full information on non-standard opening hours or follow this link for a printable guide:

McClay Opening Hours 2015-16

Floor Plans

Ground Floor - includes the Borrower Services Desk; Short Loan Collection; Computer Help Desk and Language Centre.

Floor 1 - includes Special Collections and Archives Enquiries; Special Collections and Archives; C.S. Lewis Reading Room.

Floor 2‌ - includes Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Enquiries, and Law and Official Publications.

Floor 3‌ - includes Engineering and Physical Sciences Enquiries.