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The circulation policies at Queen's University Library are designed to enable maximum yet equitable use of, and access to, the Library's collections. First priority is given to supporting the teaching, learning and research programs of the University. Patrons of other post-secondary institutions in the Kingston area and beyond, as well as Queen's alumni and members of the community, are welcome to use the collections on site or in accordance with the policies above.
- View My Account
- Cards, Loan Periods & Limits
- View Your Library Fines
- Overdue Fines, Lost or Damaged Materials
- Suspensions & Appeals
- Borrowing for Alumni & Community Members
- Reciprocal Borrowing Agreements
- Proxy Patron Service for Faculty and Staff
For more information on requesting materials from other libraries, on-campus retrieval, remote storage retrieval, or to recommend a title, please see our Request Materials page.
Returning Queen's materials (books, DVD, reserves, resource sharing, etc.) can be done by putting them in the return bins outside Stauffer and the Education Library or the outdoor book drops at Bracken Health Sciences and Douglas Library. There are also return bins inside each Queen's Library during opening hours.
You may also return Queen's books at any of our Collaborative Futures' partner institutions: Algoma, Brock, Carleton, Guelph, Lakehead, Laurentian, McMaster, Nipissing, OCAD, Ontario Tech, Trent, Waterloo, Windsor, Wilfrid Laurier, York and vice versa.
All transactions involving credit cards are secured using industry standard TLS encryption as specified by PCI-DSS. More information regarding how those transactions are processed can be found here https://www.queensu.ca/secretariat/policies/finance/payment-card-acceptance-policy.