Special Collections resources and services are currently only available to Queen's academic staff and students due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Please see our homepage for information on our new opening hours and how to book an appointment.
The Special Collections & Archives Reading Room is located on Floor 1 of The McClay Library. Please note the Reading Room is set to a temperature of 19.4 °C. This balances fluctuations in environment between the Reading Room and the Store; the cooler temperature and controlled humidity in both areas protects Special Collections stock.
Queen's University of Belfast Card Holders
QUB card holders do not need to undergo a registration process but must present their card at the SC&A Enquiry Desk.
Visitors wishing to consult early printed books or manuscript material should contact us at least one working day in advance of their visit.