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Entrance system in The McClay Library

The McClay Library operates a controlled entry system. Members are required to use their Queen's staff, student or library card to obtain admission.

Please remember to bring your card when you visit the Library. If you have forgotten your card, access is also possible for Queen’s staff and students using the ‘Smart Card’ feature of the Queen’s University Belfast mobile app. You can download the Application for both Android and iOS devices. Log in to the app using your Queen's username and password.

Information for researchers wishing to use Special Collections material is available on the Visiting Special Collections web page.

Due to reduced capacity to facilitate social distancing, we are not currently accepting applications for either Visitor, or Student Vacation.

Safety information is displayed throughout the Libraries and it is important that you familiarise yourself with this information on arrival. If you have any particular evacuation requirements then please inform a member of staff at the Reception Desk or Borrower Services desks who will be able to advise you accordingly.