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The McClay Library bookshelves

The Library Catalogue contains a record of every book, e-book and journal held by the Library. Databases the Library subscribes to are also included. It can be accessed on and off campus via the Library homepage.

Finding books:

  • You can find a particular book by searching for the author’s surname and title or keyword(s).
  • The shelfmark will help you locate the print books on the library shelves.
  • Books available for standard loan may be borrowed for a specified time. How long and how many depends on what type of borrower you are.
  • Short loan books may only be borrowed by Queen's University staff, students and teaching assistants. The loan period is specified on the spine of the book.
  • Floor plans and signs in each library will guide you to the correct shelf, or you may ask a member of the library staff.
  • If you need books / journal articles that are not available in Queen’s libraries, you may consider


The following links provide more information on:

What should I do if I can’t find a book in the Library?

How do I identify the most up to date or recent edition of a book?

How do I use the Library’s self-service machines?


Exam papers are available on Queen's Online or by following the link here