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The Library at Queen's
The Library at Queen's

Queen’s has built up a superb collection of books, manuscripts and periodicals over the past 160 years.

The £50 million McClay Library at Queen’s blends the best features of a traditional library with the latest technology, to create a 21st century environment for Queen’s students and staff.

The new building, at College Park, accommodates 2,000 reader places and houses 1.2 million volumes. Ground floor facilities include IT training rooms, a Language Centre, Library and Computer support areas and a cafe. The upper storeys house the University’s Special Collections, subject-related enquiry points and a vast range of printed works.


In addition, there’s the CS Lewis Reading Room, a circular reading area decorated with a selection of the Belfast-born author’s quotes from his writings and frosted imagery of the landscapes which inspired his most celebrated works. It provides a pleasant, well-lit reading area with excellent views across the campus.

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