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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. 

Special Collections Brief Guide

An Overview

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.


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