of the Library is almost as long as that of the University. For
the first hundred years and more there was only one library building
at Queen’s where engineers and students of medicine and philosophy
studied together and learned from each other.
services today are based on several sites stretched across a three
library accommodation is basically unchanged since 1969. Since this
time, the number of students has increased from just over 4,300
to more than 24,000 today. Regular shelf-space has remained the
same but the number of books, pamphlets and periodicals has doubled.
The Main and
Science Libraries, built in the mid 1960s
before the Personal Computer became ubiquitous,
could not have foreseen the development of innovative electronic
information sources in support of learning and research.
vision is to build a central, high quality library to achieve a
seamless range of service and support for users, and an environment
that will encourage multi-disciplinary learning and collaboration.