The Library have taken a trial of Sage Research Methods until 1st March 2023
The Library has recently taken out a subscription to PressReader, a resource that provides unlimited access to 7,000 digital newspapers and magazines from 120 countries in 60 languages.
The Library’s Open Research Team has published, on behalf of the University, an Article Processing Charges (APCs) expenditure report for the period April 2021 to March 2022.
Let the Library know what you think of this extensive collection of on-line lectures before the end of January 2023
UK institutions, via Jisc have two active agreements with Springer Nature, both of which expire on the 31st December 2022.
One of the questions that library staff are most frequently asked is ‘where can I find the study room I booked?”
Student wellbeing and accessibility matters to us, so we have created a Wellbeing and Relaxation space in the McClay Library. It features sound cancelling screens and is an oasis of calm for students against the busy backdrop of the Library.
In our 2021 Customer Satisfaction Survey we received feedback regarding the McClay opening hours. We have listened and increased the hours that we are open.
The Library has taken two new trials of audio-visual material. Access via the links below. Both trials run until 1st December 2022.
The Library is pleased to announce that it has suspended all fines on books going forward. Any existing fines and invoices will also be waived.
After an extensive period of researching potential systems, Queen’s University Library is excited to announce that we will be implementing a new library management system and discovery platform in 2023.
The McClay Library is delighted to announce that it will be open 24 hours throughout term-time for the academic year, to provide study space for our Library users.
A new online video resource for midwifery students and maternity professionals
QUB users can now publish content in BMJ Case Reports for free using the Library's Fellowship code
Queen’s University Belfast is the latest organisation to join the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), a not-for-profit international advocate for digital preservation.
On Friday 6th May, the QUB Digital Scholarship Hub (DSH) was launched at an in-person event at the Auditorium in The McClay Library.
On World Book Night, we are drawing attention to some of the great talent we have amongst QUB staff, specifically within the literary world.
The Library has signed up to a Read & Publish agreement with Elsevier.
Direct access to 1000s of videos, books and other documents
QUB students and staff can access the BMJ's CPD tool from 1st April 2022.
As the Covid regulations have recently changed to guidance, please be assured that we are continually looking at ways to keep our library users and staff safe.
The Library has taken out a trial to the Royal Geographical Society Archives until 28 March 2022.
UKRI’s new policy applies to peer-reviewed research articles submitted for publication from 1 April 2022.
Study spaces are designed to suit the way you want to work and there are a variety of spaces across all libraries.
The Library has taken a trial to two ProQuest Alexander Street primary sources collections until 31st March 2022.
The Library has taken out a trial to PressReader until 28th February 2022.
In the 2020-2021 academic year the Library once again achieved a number of strong performances against a range of customer service standard targets.
From 1 January 2022, if you have a CRUK funded research paper accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, you must ensure that the following requirements are met:
Celebrate an event organised by the Samaritans to encourage us to connect over a cuppa.
Find out how we are keeping our libraries safe for both students and staff.
Looking for marketing and industry information? Have a look at our new resource, MarketLine.
We are here to help you access the resources you need for your studies, regardless of whether you are staying in Belfast or heading home for the holidays.
The Library Services Annual Report provides an update on service provision and developments in 2020-21.
For several years the Library has received feedback regarding the resource JoVE and requesting that a subscription is purchased.
Visitors can now book appointments to consult Special Collections and Archives material Monday to Saturday.
In 2019-20, the library sought your feedback on services available in the Biomedical Library. We listened carefully to your feedback and the Biomedical Library underwent a refurbishment project this summer (2021).
The Environmental Champions group based in the QUB libraries, invites all QUB students to participate in our poster competition. There are great prizes to be won!
Information about essential building work in the McClay Library
Confused about where to go in the McClay Library?
Start here to find out key information about studying in the Library this year.
We want to make requesting Inter-Library Loans as easy as possible and to reduce the delays you may encounter when doing your research.
From 1 September 2021 all PGR students* must submit ONLY an electronic version of their final thesis as a condition of fulfilment of their award.
As a new student at Queen's there are four things you need to know now.
The Library’s Open Research Team has published, on behalf of the University, an Article Processing Charges (APCs) expenditure report for the period April 2020 to March 2021.
The Biomedical Library is now closed for refurbishment and will remain closed until mid-September 2021.
As of 1 July 2021 until 31 December 2021, the Wiley ‘Read and Publish’ open access fund will be limited to UKRI, the Wellcome Trust and former *COAF funded research articles only.
BoB is an academically-focused online system that allows staff and students to record programmes from over 75 free-to-air channels; and search our archive of over 2.2 million broadcasts.
The Biomedical Library (MBC) will be undergoing a refurbishment during summer 2021. To facilitate this work, the Biomedical Library will be closed from 7th June to mid-September 2021.
Let the Library know what you think of BBC Handbooks, Annual Reports and Accounts, 1927-2002, & BBC Listener Research Department Reports, 1937-c.1950.
Let the Library know what you think of this extensive collection of on-line lectures
Queen's researchers can now publish open access with no charge in journals that are part of a "transformative" or "read & publish" agreement.
Library Services celebrates being reaccredited with the Customer Service Excellence (CSE) Standard for another 12 months!
The Library is trialling a postal loans service from 12th April until the end of term.
Library Services is delighted to host the Conflict Textiles exhibition in the McClay Library.
Library Services are currently conducting their annual library customer satisfaction survey. They have emailed out to a random sample of users. The survey should take 2 minutes to complete and will help the library plan and improve their services.
2020 was an exceptionally busy year for e-thesis at Queen’s. . In the period 1 Jan – 31 Dec 2020, the e-thesis team validated 451 e-theses.
The Library is excited to let you know that this year we are taking part in #QUBeWell University Mental Health Week from Monday 1st – Friday 5th March.
The Library continues to develop a suite of customer-focused service standards and measures our performance against these standards, showing how we did when compared with our targets last year, and what our targets are for this year.
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Library Services have explored new ways of delivering a safe and efficient service to our users.
Due to the continued lockdown and in the interest of the safety of students and staff, procedural changes will remain in place in Queen’s University Belfast Libraries.
The Library subscription to RefWorks ended in December 2020. While RefWorks appears to be allowing access, Queen’s staff and students need to be aware that access will cease at any time.
Are you new to Queen’s? Maybe quarantining or self-isolating but want to get on with your studies? Or even working from home with no access to the Library building? We can help you with that.
Are you thinking of coming onto campus to study in the McClay Library? There are a few things you should know:
Special Collections & Archives are pleased to add the draft manuscript papers of Maurice Leitch to Special Collections holdings.
A warm welcome to Queen’s University Library. We look forward to seeing you.
From 12th October until 31st December 2020 OA publishing with Wiley will be limited to Wellcome, UKRI, Blood Cancer UK, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson’s UK and Versus Arthritis funded research only.
Have you completed your registration and are looking to get a head start on your studies? The Library can help you with that.
From September 25th we will no longer be reminding you to renew your loans or asking you to return them because you have kept them too long.
The Library’s Open Access Team has published, on behalf of the University, an Article Processing Charges (APCs) expenditure report for the period April 2019 to March 2020.
A collaboration between Dr. Sinead O' Sullivan, Dr. Ciaran Arthur and Special Collections has resulted in the creation of new online exhibition entitled 'Ciphers, Codes and Notes: Crafting Knowledge in the Medieval and Modern Worlds'
Library Services is pleased to announce the reopening of the Medical Library, RVH from Monday 17th August 2020.
From 3rd August, a book collection service will be in place for items located in the Medical and Biomedical Libraries, and is available to both QUB staff and students and HSC members of the Healthcare Library.
The Library has developed a new webpage bringing together all of our online resources and services in order to make them more accessible to students in these difficult times.
Visit older Library stories through our Library blog. Current Library news is now promoted on this webpage.
As a new student at Queen's there are four things you need to know now.