Holds, Recalls & Renewals

Holds & Recalls

What materials can I place a hold on?

  • Patrons can place a "hold" on any item currently out on regular loan,
  • Reserve materials cannot be put on hold

What can't I place a hold on?

  • Some materials in the Library's collections are not eligible for holds. Check with the appropriate library location for materials not eligible.

Can I renew an item on hold?

  • Placing a hold means that the current borrower will not be able to renew the item beyond the current due date.

Cards, Loan Periods & Limits

Cards

  • A valid Queen's library card is required to borrow and renew library materials.
  • Library cards must be used only by the card owner.
  • All fines and charges incurred are the responsibility of the card owner.

Valid Queen's Library Cards

Queen's Students, Faculty & Staff:

  • A current Queen's University student or staff card.

RMC Students, Faculty & Staff:

  • A current RMC student or staff card. Note: The card must have an RMC barcode.

View my Account

Borrowing library materials requires a library account / library card. Login to your library account to find out what you have borrowed, due dates, fines and status of your hold requests.

Library Account Login

Address and phone number changes

Address, phone number and email changes should be reported promptly so that Library staff can contact you when required. To report an address or phone number change:

Borrowing

The circulation policies at Queen's University Library are designed to enable maximum yet equitable use of, and access to, the Library's collections. First priority is given to supporting the teaching, learning and research programs of the University.  Patrons of other post-secondary institutions in the Kingston area and beyond, as well as Queen's alumni and members of the community, are welcome to use the collections on site or in accordance with the policies above.

Open Access at Queen's

Open Access enables free and immediate access to scholarly research online, thus increasing exposure and potential impact both within the academy and beyond.

Unrestricted access to research for redistribution and reuse in subsequent outputs (by you and others), with attribution, enhances opportunities for collaboration and innovation with industry, government and other stakeholders.

Queen's Learning Commons

The Queen's Learning Commons is a physical and virtual hub of services supporting formal academic programs. Partner units, Queen's University Library, the Adaptive Technology Centre, IT Services and Student Academic Success Services provide a welcoming and inclusive learning environment. Resources, workshops and professional consultations are available to students who want to enhance or develop skills. Outreach services are also available.

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Services for Visitors

Welcome to your library. Researchers and visitors are welcome to visit any campus library to consult and make use of the expertise of our dedicated staff, strong research collections and superb facilities. 

Self-guided tours and group guided tours can be arranged. Please contact us for more information. 

If you have any questions, or we can do anything to make your visit better, please Ask Us!

Services for Staff

Welcome to your library. We offer research assistance, and collection development and access services to all faculty and staff.