The Special Collections & Archives Reading Room is located on Floor 1 of The McClay Library and is open to anyone who wishes to make use of our resources.
|Queen's University of Belfast Card Holders||Non 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.||If you do not hold a QUB card, you must email a completed Form - Visitor Registration Form to us before your first visit. When you arrive you must produce suitable ID (see below) and we will ask you to complete another short registration form.|
Visitors wishing to consult early printed books or manuscript material should contact us in advance of their visit.
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.
Suitable ID - This does not apply to QUB cardholders
Visitors should produce photographic ID & evidence of their address (if not in the photo ID) at the Special Collections & Archives Enquiry Desk.
Acceptable forms of photo ID include other University/College ID cards, travel cards, passports, UK driving licences.
Acceptable forms of official ID with addresses include recent utility bills, bank statements & official correspondence from Universities/Colleges.
Visitors without suitable ID will not be allowed access to Special Collections & Archives.
On subsequent visits you must bring photo ID or an official document/ letter with the name and address given on your registration form from your first visit. Visitors without suitable ID will not be allowed access to Special Collections & Archives.