Library services update
Library services are made available in accordance with the local and provincial guidelines.
Please note that legislation requires everyone to wear a mask and maintain a physical distance of at least two metres at all times, including while in line outside of the library.
You are also required to provide confirmation that you have passed the Queen’s University SeQure app self assessment COVID-19 screening before coming to campus and entering the library.
Here's what to expect from us:
Bookable study spaces are available. Students can reserve an individual study seat in Stauffer Library, Douglas Library, and the Education Library.
- The Adaptive Technology Centre and Queen’s Research Data Center are open.
- Archives, Rare Books, and Special Collections will be available for individual access by appointment on Wednesdays and Thursdays. This service is in addition to our online reference and scanning services.
You will need to bring your own laptop, as library computers and equipment, including printers and scanners are not available for use at this time.
- Online resources (e-journals, e-books, databases, etc.) continue to be available to support the university's academic and research mission.
- Access to materials from our print collections continues to be available via our curbside pickup, scanning service and HathiTrust.
- Reference and instruction services will continue to be provided remotely.
Online resources (e-journals, e-books, databases, etc.) continue to be available to support the university's academic and research mission. Consult the library’s website, subject guides and off-campus access instructions for more information.
Access to materials from our print collections is available to all current Queen’s students, faculty, and staff using the Request feature in our Omni search tool.
Materials will be retrieved on a first-come, first-serve basis, and users will be notified by email when their item(s) are available for pickup at Stauffer Library.
Please see our curbside access instructions on how to complete these requests.
Important note: Items available electronically through HathiTrust's Emergency Temporary Access Service are not eligible for the library's curbide pickup service, as per the agreement terms with HathiTrust.
Scanning service for print collections
Use our scanning service for a single book chapter or journal article or similar fair dealing amount.
The library is a member of HathiTrust and has activated the HT Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) for current faculty, students and staff.
The library’s eReserves service is being used to support online course readings. We will continue to fill eReserve requests throughout the term.
Students: Please see our eReserves for students page for instructions on retrieving course reserves for your online courses.
Archives and Special Collections
Archives, Rare Books, and Special Collections are available for individual access by appointment on Wednesdays and Thursdays. This service is in addition to our online reference and scanning services.
The library will be offering instruction remotely. Please contact your liaison librarian, archivists, or special collections staff to make arrangements.
Please continue to monitor our COVID-19 Updates to Library Services and Operations page to stay informed about services and spaces that are available to use.
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