Library services update July 16

Post Date:
Jun 25, 2021

As Ontario enters Step 3 of its COVID-19 reopening plan, we are pleased to re-open bookable seats. Seats will be available for booking starting next week, with the first possible bookings being on July 16 in Stauffer Library, up to 50% of seating capacity. Curbside, scanning, and digital services continue to be available.

Please note that legislation requires everyone to wear a mask and maintain a physical distance of at least two metres at all times, including while in line outside of the library.

You are also required to provide confirmation that you have passed the Queen’s University SeQure app self assessment COVID-19 screening before coming to campus and entering the library.

Here's what to expect from us: 

  • Beginning July 16, bookable study spaces are available, up to 50% of seating capacity in Stauffer Library. Students can reserve an individual study seat in Stauffer Library in advance.

  • We are also opening up bookable seats to include outdoors seats on the terrace located on the second floor of Stauffer Library.
  • 4 seats in the ATC are available for students registered with QSAS via Bookable Seats in the ATC and the Queen’s Research Data Center will be available by appointment
  • On July 6 Archives and Special Collections will begin taking bookings for individual access by appointment. This service is in addition to our online reference and scanning services.
  • You will need to bring your own laptop, as library computers and equipment, including printers and scanners are not available for use at this time.
  • Online resources (e-journals, e-books, databases, etc.) continue to be available to support the university's academic and research mission.
  • Access to materials from our print collections continues to be available via our curbside pickup, scanning service and HathiTrust. 
  • Reference and instruction services will continue to be provided remotely.


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