A room without books is as a body without a soul. -- Cicero
Message from the Principal
William C. Leggett, Principal and Vice-Chancellor
"The true university of these days is a collection of books", wrote Thomas Carlyle in 1841, the year of Queen's founding. A century and a half later we might say, less poetically, that the true university is a collection of information resources. Yet Carlyle's essential point remains valid: a library is a university's lifeblood, vital to its function and growth as both a teaching and a research institution.