Borrowing

  • Library members can borrow from any Queen’s Library using their staff, student or library card.
  • Items can be borrowed at self-service stations in the McClay and Biomedical Libraries or at Borrower Services Desks.
  • Items in the Short Loan collection may only be borrowed by Queen's University staff, students and teaching assistants.

How many items can I borrow and how long can I keep them?

  • You can renew standard and 1 week loans up to five times if not requested by someone else. Short loan items are not renewable.
  • You can also place requests for standard and 1 week loan items. Short loan items cannot be requested.
  • Items may be recalled if required by another person
  • Fines are charged for late return
  • You may also borrow:
    • Laptops
    • Phone chargers
    • Headphones
    • Laptop mice (McClay Library)
    • Universal laptop chargers (Medical and Biomedical Libraries)
  • You will not be able to borrow if:
    • you don’t have your library card
    • you have fines of £5 or over
    • you have very overdue books

Special loan rules apply to: