Douglas Library

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  • Welcome to Douglas Library. The Library provides the information services and resources you need for your learning and research, and space for contemplation and collaboration. Douglas includes the W.D. Jordan Rare Books & Jordan Special Collections. We look forward to welcoming you in person!

    Call Us

    613-533-2610
    1-866-267-7407

  • Information services is here to help with a range of questions, from locating resources, to helping you connect with someone who will help you plan your research. If we don’t have the answer to your question, we will connect you with someone who does!

  • The reading rooms provide quiet study space  located on the top floor of Douglas Library, three floors above entry level. Here in the 1923 and the 1966 Reading rooms, students can let their imaginations run wild as they contemplate the big questions, or maybe cram for their exams in an uplifting and enlightening environment.

  • This campus landmark is the oldest of Queen's libraries. The southern half of the building was completed in 1923-24 and is faced with Kingston limestone; the northern part, built in the same neo-gothic style and faced with Queenston limestone, was added in 1966 and features three underground floors.

  • The classroom provides an accessible, inviting location for Queen's University Library's teaching programs. The classroom is equipped with laptops, and is available for use when classes are not booked. The classroom is open during library hours.

  • We provide several group study rooms for collaborative study and research. Queen's students, staff and faculty may book group study rooms online

  • We are committed to providing study space to meet your needs, whether you are looking for silent contemplation, quiet reflection or group discussion.

    Just beyond the quick stop terminals on the first floor, you will find the Science Fiction lounge. This quiet corner, stocked with a modest collection of science fiction books, is a great spot for reading.

  • We work in close consultation with researchers, learners and instructors across the disciplines to ensure they have the information resources they need in the global information realm.

  • The Library has computers, scanners, photocopiers, and printers available for your use. Guest logins are available for those who do not have a Queen’s user account.

Find Us

93 University Avenue
Kingston , ON K7L 5C4
Ontario CA

Douglas Library Floor Plan

Douglas Library First Floor Floorplan
Douglas Library Second Floor Floorplan
Douglas Library Third Floor Floorplan
Douglas Library Fourth Floor Floorplan
Douglas Library Fifth Floor Floorplan
Jordan floorplan
Douglas Library Seventh Floor Floorplan

What's on this Floor

  • Books, QA 273 – Z
  • Study Carrels

What's on this Floor

  • Books, A – QA272
  • Bound Journals, QK – Z
  • Computers
  • Folios
  • Photocopying
  • Reading Tables
  • Study Carrels

What's on this Floor

  • Bound Journals, A – QH
  • Computers
  • Photocopying
  • Reading Tables
  • Study Carrels

What's on this Floor

  • Electronic Classroom
  • Computers
  • Group Study Rooms
  • Information
  • McGill-Queen’s University Press
  • Printing / Photocopying / Scanning
  • Reading Tables

What's on this Floor

  • Computers
  • Current Periodicals
  • Group Study Rooms
  • Multimedia Collection
  • New Books Collection
  • Reading Tables
  • Reference Collection
  • Science Fiction Lounge

What's on this Floor

  • Bound Journals
  • Current Periodicals
  • Graham George Seminar Room
  • Group Study Rooms
  • Information
  • Photocopying / Printing /Scanning
  • Reading Tables
  • Reference Collections
  • Special Collections Reading Room

What's on this Floor

  • 1966 Reading Room
  • 1923 Reading Room