Services for Graduate Students
Queen's Library is dedicated to supporting your research and teaching activities. The outline below provides a brief overview of the services available to graduate students in all disciplines - follow the links or ask our helpful library staff for more information.
See also the Services for Graduate Student guides produced by the following campus libraries:
Borrowing from the Library
Your student card is your library card. Visit the circulation desk in any campus library to activate it.
There is no limit on the number of items Queen's graduate students can borrow at any time.
Loan periods vary from 1 hour to term loans, depending on the type of item you borrow. Term loans are due in mid-January, mid-May and mid-September, and are subject to recall after two weeks.
Renewals, Holds and Recalls
Renewals, holds and recalls can be processed online through your Library Account. Login through the My Queen's portal to access your account without having to type in your library barcode number.
Book Retrieval Service
Need an item from another library on campus? We will deliver it to the library you use most frequently, generally within 3-5 days (excluding weekends and holidays).
Your Queen's student card also entitles you to borrowing privileges at university libraries across Canada. See the Reciprocal Borrowing Agreements: Direct Borrowing from Non-Queen's Libraries for more information.
We welcome your information resource purchase suggestions.
Research and Teaching Support
Ask a Librarian
Online, phone, and on-site assistance with finding information and quick research assistance is available through Reference desks located in each of the campus libraries.
For more in-depth requests, please contact your subject liaison librarian.
Workshops tailored specifically for graduate students are offered through the Expanding Horizons workshop series coordinated by the School of Graduate Studies and Research. Group workshops on specific topics can also be arranged on request â€“ consult your subject liaison librarian for additional information.
RefWorks is a web-based citation management tool that can help you create and manage bibliographies. It is freely available to all Queen's students, faculty and staff.
For selected key information resources in your discipline, consult the relevant Subject Guide.
The Library provides information to help you find theses and dissertations, as well as resources to support you in preparing, writing and submitting a thesis. Also check the Dissertation Calculator tool provided by the Queen's Learning Commons.
- Each library provides attractive, welcoming study spaces and modern amenities.
- Bracken Health Sciences
- Engineering & Science
- Jordan Special Collections and Music
- Lederman Law
- Stauffer Humanities and Social Sciences
A Graduate Study Room is located at the north end of the third floor in Stauffer library. Stauffer also offers a limited number of individual carrels which can be reserved by graduate students for their personal use (preference is given to students enrolled in humanities or social science programs). A key deposit is required for these facilities. Contact the Stauffer Library Circulation Desk for an application form or more information.
Opening hours vary by library and time of year. Stauffer library is open 24/7 during exam periods.
Group Study Rooms
In addition to providing quiet individual study space, several campus libraries offer bookable group study rooms. Study rooms in Bracken, Engineering & Science and Stauffer can be booked online. (Bracken bookings are restricted to Health Sciences students and faculty.)
Queen's Learning Commons
The Queen's Learning Commons (QLC) is located on the ground floor of Stauffer Library and provides one-stop access to a range of academic support services of interest and benefit to graduate students.
QLC partners include Adaptive Technology Centre, ITServices, Learning Strategies Development, the Library, and the Writing Centre.
Last Updated: 05 March 2014