Queen's University Belfast Library

Contact details

Website: www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/InformationServices/TheLibrary/ E-mail: library@qub.ac.uk Tel: (General enquiries) 0044 28 90976322

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About the library

Queen’s University Library has extensive collections covering the arts, humanities, social sciences, science and engineering. The Library provides access to a wide range of services in support of each subject holding more than 1.5 million books and journals as well as providing access to an extensive range of electronic resources.

The Library houses the University’s Special Collections of rare and manuscript materials as well as British and Irish government publications.

The Library is spread over three sites. The McClay Library at Queen’s blends the best features of a traditional library with the latest technology to create a truly 21st century environment for students. It opened in 2009 offering a wide range of integrated library and ICT support services in a landmark new building which was awarded the SCONUL Library Design Award in 2013. With over 2,000 reader seats in a mixture of formal and informal spaces, the Library offers places for quiet study and significant provision for group work. Queen’s also has a modern Medical Library and Biomedical Library which offer a wide range of services for students in the Medical and Health Care disciplines.

The local library catalogue is available online.

British Library Interlibrary Loan Codes

  • Queen's University Belfast Library: G2

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Copac? No.

Can I obtain items via Inter Library Loan? Yes, subject to the library's local lending policy. You have to request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff about whether they think the document you need is likely to be available for loan and for advice on making an inter-library loan request.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - visit the library's website for access details or the Special Collections website for access to Special Collections. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance to ensure the material you need will be available.


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The Queen's University Belfast data on Copac

Example record from the Queen's University Belfast Library:

Title: [Quaestiones subtilissime Scoti in metaphysicam Aristotelis : Eiusdem de primo rerum principio tractatus atq; theoremata]. / [By Duns Scotus, John ca. 1266-1308.]
  Published: Impressa Venetiis : comissioe & expenssis [sic] reueredi viri Domini Andree de Asula: per magistru Joanne Hertzog [alias Hamman] ... 1499

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