COVID-19 Updates

During this time, our library services and operations are constantly being updated. Please see our COVID-19 Updates on Library Services & Operations page for the latest information.

Library Spaces

To comply with provincial orders, bookable seats will not be available until July 6 at the earliest. At this time we plan to return to phased re-opening while prioritizing the safety of our community

Archives & Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections research by appointment services are temporarily suspended. We will continue to offer online consultations in archives and special collections from Monday to Friday.

Curbside access to print collections

The library offers a curbside pickup service to all current Queen’s students, faculty, and staff, and emeritus using the Request feature in our Omni search tool. Beginning April 12, curbside pickup is available Tuesday to Thursday 9 am - 8 pm, Friday 9 am - 5 pm and Saturday 9 am – 5 pm.

Scanning service for print collections

Use our scanning service for a single book chapter or journal article or similar fair dealing amount.


The library is a member of HathiTrust and has activated the HT Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) for current faculty, students and staff.