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Image of a laptop with the resource HS Talks displaying on the screen
29 November, 2022

Let the Library know what you think of this extensive collection of on-line lectures before the end of January 2023

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
10 November, 2022

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.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
2 November, 2022

The Library has taken two new trials of audio-visual material. Access via the links below. Both trials run until 1st December 2022.

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

Image showing the BMJ Learning logo above some text indicating that access to BMJ Learning is available via the Library from April 2022
1 April, 2022

QUB students and staff can access the BMJ's CPD tool from 1st April 2022.

14 March, 2022

Trial access to Kanopy

U.K.R.I. Logo
21 February, 2022

The University’s 2021-22 open access block grant from UKRI has now been exhausted.

Front of McClay Library
18 February, 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.

16 February, 2022

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

U.K.R.I. Logo
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.

McClay Library - External view, evening, winter
10 January, 2022

Find out how we are keeping our libraries safe for both students and staff.

MarketLine Logo
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

McClay Library - front of building
23 September, 2021

Start here to find out key information about studying in the Library this year.

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.

McClay atrium with roof and view from third floor
14 September, 2021

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

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.

Battery bar powering up
7 June, 2021

The Biomedical Library is now closed for refurbishment and will remain closed until mid-September 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.

Plant and soil sitting on a leather bound book
21 May, 2021

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.

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.

17 February, 2021

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.

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.

A student looking at a computer screen
4 January, 2021

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.

Poster describing scan and deliver service
24 November, 2020

Scan and deliver pilot service for the Library.

Poster explaining you can now bring in cold food to eat at your study desk in the McClay Library.
9 November, 2020

Are you thinking of coming onto campus to study in the McClay Library? There are a few things you should know:

Selection of manuscripts from the Maurice Leitch manuscripts donated to Special Collections in October 2020.
2 November, 2020

Special Collections & Archives are pleased to add the draft manuscript papers of Maurice Leitch to Special Collections holdings.

McClay Library Atrium with student PCs
17 September, 2020

A warm welcome to Queen’s University Library. We look forward to seeing you.

Open Access icon
24 September, 2020

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.

Laptop, phone and books
9 September, 2020

Have you completed your registration and are looking to get a head start on your studies? The Library can help you with that.

Document with words Renewal Policy and 'The Library is ripping up the rule book on borrowing'.
9 September, 2020

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.

Notice for APC Expenditure
27 August, 2020

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.

Opening page for Ciphers, Codes and Notes Exhibition- Burgerbibliothek Bern, Cod. 264, page 77
27 August, 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'

Mulhouse Building which houses the Medical Library
14 August, 2020

Library Services is pleased to announce the reopening of the Medical Library, RVH from Monday 17th August 2020.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
3 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.

Online Resources and Services page screenshot
29 July, 2020

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.

Library Blog

Visit older Library stories through our Library blog. Current Library news is now promoted on this webpage. 

McClay atrium with roof and view from third floor
19 September, 2022

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