About Our Collections

Queen’s Library and Archives are part of a vast information ecosystem in which collections of scholarly resources and archival material remain central to research activities. As one of the oldest universities in the country and a prominent institution in its local region, Queen’s has considerable collection strengths in various formats.


Queen's University Library partners with Ontario and Canadian academic libraries, through the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) to leverage the buying power of consortia to obtain the most cost-effective terms for electronic collections.

Queen’s University Library is collaborating with the libraries at the University of Toronto, Western University, McMaster University, and the University of Ottawa to preserve low-demand print materials through the Keep@Downsview project.

In addition, Queen’s University Library is a member of the Centre for Research Libraries, providing access to many important research collections.

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