Welcome to Fall 2023
We are pleased to welcome students, staff, and faculty to the Fall 2023 term at Queen’s University. Across our library locations, you will find exceptional collections, helpful services, welcoming spaces, and professional staff who are delighted to assist you. We are proud to be your destination for research, study, collaboration, and more.
What’s new this year:
- We have expanded our On-Campus Retrieval Service to include pick-up at any library location (previously limited to delivery from one on-campus library to another). This creates consistency of service across the library system, reduces barriers for users, and ensures you get the materials you need in a timely and convenient way
- The Library Indigenous Resources Portal is now live and supports the Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Recommendation 21.2, to “create an Indigenous learning portal to support faculty members as they integrate Indigenous knowledge into their courses and programs.” Watch for more updates and content to be added to the portal in the months ahead.
- As part of our ongoing website redesign project we invite our users to sign up to participate in shaping our new website.
- An improved method of requesting and renewing interlibrary-loans is now available within your Omni account, as the previous software is phased-out at Ontario universities
- New browsing collections for STEM and I-EDIAA , an updated Reading Nook for Sci-Fi materials in the Engineering & Science Library in Douglas Library, and faculty authors and new books displays in the recently dedicated Daniel R. Woolf Gallery, on the first floor of Stauffer Library are all enticing ways to begin your journey with the library.
- The renovation of Bracken Health Sciences Library is almost complete, featuring a more welcoming, inspiring, and accessible physical environment.
- Dr. Peter L. Twohig, Canadian Research Chair in the History of the Atlantic World at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia will give the 41st Annual Archives Lecture on Friday, October 27. He will speak about his work with archives and the value of institutional records as research resources.
Welcome to your library! We look forward to the year ahead, and if there is anything we can help you with, please do get in touch. We love hearing from you.