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Using the Library

Reader at window - The McClay LibraryThere are many library services to help you during your studies and research at Queen's.

These pages can help you get started by providing basic information on accessing library services, getting help and finding books.

Detailed information is available on borrowing from the Library, including information on how many books you can borrow, and for how long. It is important also to be aware of Library fines and charges.

If you need books or journal articles that are not available online or in any of the Queen's libraries, an Inter-Library Loan service is available.

The disability - additional support page contains further information for people requiring extra assistance in using the library services.

Your student and staff card is also your library card. Please bring it with you if you wish to use any of the Queen's Library sites.

Email Communication

All communication relating to your Library account is by Queen’s email.  If you have books past their return date, you will be informed by email. You will also receive an email giving you 2 days’ notice that a book is due to be returned, or asking that you return a book within a week if someone else has requested it.  Please check your Queen’s email account regularly for Library messages in order to avoid paying unnecessary fines when books are returned!