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Finding Books

The Library Catalogue contains a record of books held by the Library. It can be accessed both on and off campus.

Finding Books

An example book record from the Library Catalogue

  • The shelfmark will help you locate the books on the library shelves. It is important to record the shelfmark as this will help you locate the item on the shelves.
  • Books may be borrowed by any Library Member.
  • 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 that are not available in Queen’s libraries, you may consider requesting a book to be purchased or using the Inter Library Loan service
  • Remember the Library has a substantial collection of e-books

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?