The McClay Library

McClay library in sunlight

An Award-winning facility

The McClay Library, which opened in 2009, blends the best features of a traditional library with the latest technology.

It brings together wide-ranging library, computing and media services in a single location as well as offering study facilities suitable for quiet study and group work.

male student sitting at desk with his notes and looking off in to the distance

extensive book and journal collections

The Library's collections support teaching and research in the arts and humanities, science and engineering, the social sciences and law.

It also offers over 2,000 reader seats in a mixture of formal and informal spaces, plus a significant number of PCs and WiFi access throughout.

A 21st-century environment

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

The Library houses 1.2 million volumes. Facilities include IT training rooms, a Language Centre, support areas and a cafe, as well as the University’s Special Collections, subject-related inquiry points and a vast range of printed works.

2 students reading notes in the C.S. Lewis reading room

More details

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