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Studying in the Library

Queen's libraries include the McClay Library, the Medical Library and the Biomedical Library. Study spaces in each are designed to suit the way you want to work. 

Facilities include

  • PC Workstations
  • Individual study booths and tables
  • Group study rooms
  • Silent and whisper zones (McClay and Medical Library), whisper zones (Biomedical Library)
  • Relaxed study space where conversation is allowed/ encouraged (Medical Library - Fry Room)
Planning to Study in the McClay Library?

Key information about studying in the Library this year

View of McClay Library Atrium from above
Group Study Rooms
Bookable rooms for group work
Book online
Students at PCs in McClay Library Atrium
Computing in the Library
Availability and assistance
Work online
Female student studying in the McClay Library
C.S. Lewis Room
A peaceful alternative
Come and study

Everyone should have a positive experience using the library. Please show respect for other users. 

R Reserving seats: you can leave your desk for up to thirty minutes                CSE Conversation box stating - 'Last year our Library study rooms received a 98% satisfaction rating'

E Eat only in designated areas

S Silence in silent study areas

P Please only whisper in the whisper zones

E Everyone deserves the right to a positive working environment

C Comments and feedback welcome

T Tidy up before you leave