Open Access Subject Repositories

A subject repository is an online repository of open access literature dedicated to a specific field or discipline. Research works, such as journal articles, conference proceedings, working papers etc., are deposited by researchers based at any number of institutions and are often international in coverage.

On-Campus Retrieval

We offer an on-campus retrieval service, where students, faculty and staff can request that material on the shelf in one campus location be sent to another campus location for pickup by the requestor.

Interlibrary Loan

If we don't have the resources you need, you can often borrow them from other institutions. This service is available for current Queen’s students, faculty, and staff. Please search the QCAT Library Catalogue first to make sure we don't already have the item you need. 


RACER allows you to submit requests for material from other institutions. If you have searched at Queen’s and you can’t find what you need, try RACER for your Interlibrary Loan requests.

Request Materials

We have services to get you the materials you need from other university libraries, and from any of our locations across campus. Please note, the Interlibrary Loan and On-Campus Retrieval services are only available to members of the Queen's community.

Interlibrary Loan

Request to borrow items from other University libraries.

Policies, Licenses & Links

For resources related to getting copyright permission or for finding works in the public domain/licensed through the Creative Commons, go to the resources section of the Copyright and Teaching guide.

Copyright Guidelines for Students and Users of the Library

Queen’s University is a Canadian research-intensive university with a transformative student learning experience. In order to aid in fulfilling this mandate, the Queen’s library makes print and electronic media available to Queen's students, faculty and staff, as well as alumni and local area residents and visitors, who are welcome to visit Queen’s libraries and use the facilities.

Copyright & Fair Dealing Workshops & Events

We offer services to assist your understanding of the copyright law and the use of copyrighted materials in your teaching at Queen's University. Ask Us, if you require assistance or would like to book a workshop.

Tuesday Drop-In Session

If you need assistance with eReserves or Copyright, we are here to help!  Join us during our drop-in sessions to ask questions, provide feedback, and receive help with your courses.