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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

  • Library Cards
    Your student card is your library card. Visit the circulation desk in any campus library to activate it.

  • Borrowing Limits
    There is no limit on the number of items Queen's graduate students can borrow at any time.

  • Loan Periods
    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).

  • Borrowing from Other Libraries
    The Library offers Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services to help you obtain materials not available at Queen's. ILL services vary by campus library.

    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.

  • Purchase Suggestions
    We welcome your information resource purchase suggestions.

Research and Teaching Support

Study Space

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: 15 July 2015