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Orlando resource image
8 May, 2024

QUB staff and students have trial access to Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present. 

23 April, 2024

Library Services is proud to announce its recent accomplishment in achieving accreditation in the Customer Service Excellence (CSE) standard for another year.

Illustration from The handy book of anatomical plates.
16 April, 2024

A selection of works from the Simms Medical Collection is now on display on the ground floor of the McClay Library.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
19 April, 2024

Queen’s University Belfast has joined Scottish Universities Press (SUP) in an exciting development for QUB academic monograph publishing.

McClay Library behind trees
12 March, 2024

The Library will no longer provide access to Lean Library extension after 30th April 2024.

Story Threads heading on red background with photo of stitching
1 February, 2024

This exhibition, situated on the Ground Floor of the McClay, celebrates student creativity and the ability to interpret Latin American short stories through textile making.

An image of McClay Library behind trees
31 January, 2024

At the Library, we aim to alleviate the challenges posed by the ongoing cost of living crisis to support our students and customers. We have several service initiatives aimed at easing the burden and enhancing the wellbeing of our customers.

McClay atrium with roof and view from third floor
15 February, 2024

As a new student at Queen's there are four things you need to know now.

Library Search image showing laptop, tablet, and mobile phone
16 August, 2023

Your gateway to a world of knowledge is now live!

Infographic - Library Search Changes August 2023
3 August, 2023

Library Search, our new discovery platform goes live on 16th August 2023.

Ex Libris Primo Brand Image with Interface View
23 June, 2023

We are pleased to provide an update on the implementation of our new library system.

A collage of speakers at the Open and Responsible Research Symposium, QUB
16 June, 2023

Queen's University is dedicated to promoting open research and responsible research assessment across faculties and schools.

12 June, 2023

Library Services celebrates being reaccredited with the Customer Service Excellence (CSE) Standard for another 12 months!

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
5 April, 2023

As part of the researcher development programme at Queen’s, staff and research students have access to Nature Masterclasses Online (NMO), which provides online professional development for researchers.

Laptop screen showing the homepage of PressReader
9 January, 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.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
19 December, 2022

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.

JISC and Springer Nature logos
18 November, 2022

UK institutions, via Jisc have two active agreements with Springer Nature, both of which expire on the 31st December 2022.

Word cloud of Library terms
15 November, 2022

One of the questions that library staff are most frequently asked is ‘where can I find the study room I booked?”

A diversity logo featuring progressive rainbow flag, person in a wheelchair and hands around the earth
30 September, 2023

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.

Balloons at CS Lewis room in the shape of the number 24
10 November, 2022

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.

Image of coins and money jar with 'Farewell to Fines - But please bring your books back' text
17 October, 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.

Ex Libris logo
12 October, 2022

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.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
26 September, 2022

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.

Front of the Mulhouse Building which houses the Medical Library
14 June, 2022

Recarpeting project of the Medical Library (RVH site)

7 June, 2022

A new online video resource for midwifery students and maternity professionals

Image of the BMJ Case Reports logo with text underneath saying Read and publish in BMJ Case Reports for free via the Library at Queen's
7 June, 2022

QUB users can now publish content in BMJ Case Reports for free using the Library's Fellowship code

Person sitting in a black chair holding a laptop, in the middle of a field
6 June, 2022

CABI Reviews are now available via the Library at Queen's.

Digital Preservation Coalition logo
1 June, 2022

Queen’s University Belfast is the latest organisation to join the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), a not-for-profit international advocate for digital preservation.

Screenhot of Digital Scholarship Hub homepage
20 May, 2022

On Friday 6th May, the QUB Digital Scholarship Hub (DSH) was launched at an in-person event at the Auditorium in The McClay Library.

Advert for Library World Book Night event on 23rd April 2022
14 April, 2022

On World Book Night, we are drawing attention to some of the great talent we have amongst QUB staff, specifically within the literary world.

8 April, 2022

The Library has signed up to a Read & Publish agreement with Elsevier.

Image promoting the Alexander Street Press Behavioral and Mental Health Online subscription now available via the library and featuring some people sitting on stools discussing medical matters
5 April, 2022

Direct access to 1000s of videos, books and other documents

16 February, 2022

The Library has taken out a trial to the Royal Geographical Society Archives until 28 March 2022.

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15 February, 2022

UKRI’s new policy applies to peer-reviewed research articles submitted for publication from 1 April 2022.

McClay Library Atrium with student PCs
14 February, 2022

Study spaces are designed to suit the way you want to work and there are a variety of spaces across all libraries.

Image of hand writing
10 February, 2022

The Library has taken a trial to two ProQuest Alexander Street primary sources collections until 31st March 2022.

25 January, 2022

The Library has taken out a trial to PressReader until 28th February 2022.

View of a number of book shelves on a floor of the McClay Library, no students or staff.
24 January, 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. 

Cancer Research UK logo
14 January, 2022

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:

14 January, 2022

Celebrate an event organised by the Samaritans to encourage us to connect over a cuppa.

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10 January, 2022

Looking for marketing and industry information? Have a look at our new resource, MarketLine.

Lanyon Buildings covered in snow
23 December, 2021

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.

Infographic displaying key highlights from Library Services Annual Report 2020 2021
20 December, 2021

The Library Services Annual Report provides an update on service provision and developments in 2020-21.

Journal of Visualized Experiments logo
16 December, 2021

For several years the Library has received feedback regarding the resource JoVE and requesting that a subscription is purchased.

Santa Claus holding a microphone
10 December, 2021

How well do you know your Christmas number ones?

An image of the Special Collections Reading Room
3 December, 2021

Visitors can now book appointments to consult Special Collections and Archives material Monday to Saturday.

Image of the Biomedical Library study spaces
16 November, 2021

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).

IS Environmental Champions Poster Competition
1 November, 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!

McClay Library - front of building
26 October, 2021

Information about essential building work in the McClay Library

McClay Library Atrium with student PCs
26 October, 2021

Confused about where to go in the McClay Library?

Logo for EBSCO Education Source
20 October, 2021

News of an exciting new database for Education

Image of the online ILL requesting forms
23 September, 2021

We want to make requesting Inter-Library Loans as easy as possible and to reduce the delays you may encounter when doing your research.

Postgraduate researcher students required to make thesis open access in Pure
23 September, 2021

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.

Poster describing scan and deliver service
23 September, 2021

How to use the Library's scan and deliver service.

Article Processing Charge expenditure at Queens University Belfast April 2021 to March 2020 image with Queen's logo
1 September, 2021

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.

Image with Wiley and QUB Open Access logo
3 June, 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.

Image of BoB logo, On Demand TV and Radio for Education
27 May, 2021

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.

Image showing BBC Satellites
20 May, 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.

Image of a laptop with the resource HS Talks displaying on the screen
13 May, 2021

Let the Library know what you think of this extensive collection of on-line lectures

Queen's transformative / read and publish image with publisher logos included
6 May, 2021

Queen's researchers can now publish open access with no charge in journals that are part of a "transformative" or "read & publish" agreement.

McClay Library - front of building
16 April, 2021

Library Services celebrates being reaccredited with the Customer Service Excellence (CSE) Standard for another 12 months!

A student in the Library with an armful of books
8 April, 2021

The Library is trialling a postal loans service from 12th April until the end of term.

25 March, 2021

Library Services is delighted to host the Conflict Textiles exhibition in the McClay Library.

View of a number of book shelves on a floor of the McClay Library, no students or staff.
24 March, 2021

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.

Infographic for E-thesis annual overview 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2020
8 March, 2021

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.

2 March, 2021

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.

Word cloud including words such as Library, Open, Study, Help
8 February, 2021

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Library Services have explored new ways of delivering a safe and efficient service to our users.

McClay Library - External view, evening, winter
23 June, 2021

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.

RefWorks Logo
4 January, 2021

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.

Open Access Timeline described by UKRI
21 November, 2023

What's happening with UKRI?

Image of Captain Magan from Bunting MS 4/29
14 December, 2023

Many people have heard of Edward Bunting and his unique manuscript collection held in Special Collections at Queen’s University. What is perhaps less well known is that the most important manuscript in this collection is Manuscript 29 or MS 4/29.