Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, you are free to create a direct link yourself, although you might want to consider reasons to have the Library do it for you. As well as saving you time, there are two advantages to having the Library create the link. The first is that...

Yes. Contact your liaison librarian and/or the Copyright Advisory Office for help with creating links to full-text digital resources in the library catalogue.

Copyright in the the Library (Reserves, Interlibrary Loan & E-Resources)...

Only if you have the student’s permission. The Report of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Intellectual Property states that "the ownership of all types of intellectual property and for all members of the University should rest with the creators,...

Course Reserves

The Library offers a reserve service. If you would like to learn more about this service, please contact either:

The library staff at the appropriate circulation desk; or The subject liaison librarian assigned to your department.


Course Reserves are listed in the library catalogue: Course Reserves for Students.

Databases, Journals, Articles

Get It @ Queen's helps you locate full-text versions of articles, books, and other library resources. It links citations (in research databases, on the web) to full-text articles, the Library Catalogue, or other related Library services.

If you experience difficulties accessing a research database:

Consult our Connect from Off-Campus information page If you have problems with your NetID or password: ITS NetID Help If you have problems accessing a specific database: Ask Us

While on campus, access to Queen's resources is available to all users. Off-campus, access to Queen's resources is available to users who configure their Google Scholar Preferences as follows:

In Google Scholar, select Settings icon Select...

Getting Started

The Queen's Learning Commons Assignment Calculator is an online tool which plots a strategy to help you get your assignment completed and handed in on time.

Print, Scan, Copy

Yes, you can! Instructions for printing to the Library's printers using your Windows or Mac laptop can be viewed on the PrintQ page.