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

Seats in Stauffer Library and the Education Library are available to students for study, bookable in advance only, using our Bookable Seats service. The library will continue to expand access to study space throughout the fall term, making adjustments as needed to prioritize student, staff and faculty safety.

Archives & Special Collections

Based on user feedback, the Queen's University Archives and the W. D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections will be moving individual access by appointment to Wednesdays and Thursdays each week starting October 14-15, 2020. Researchers can consult collections by appointment on Wednesdays and Thursdays, between 9 am-noon, and 1-4 pm.

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. Curbside pickup is available Tuesdays and Fridays, between 1-3 pm and Wednesdays, 7-9 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.