Website Redesign

To advance the institution's strategic teaching, learning, and research priorities, and accelerate the success of students, faculty, and staff, Queen’s University Library (QUL) has undertaken a project in 2023-24 to redesign and optimize its website. A newly revitalized website is a strategic priority of the library as a vital tool to advance Queen’s research, teaching, and learning.  

  • We are preparing to launch the new website in mid-August

Project Goals

Informed by extensive consultation with our key users, QUL is committed to creating a new website that:

  • engages, enables, and delights our patrons through an exemplary user experience;
  • reflects the vibrancy, diversity, and inclusivity of our services, people, and spaces; and
  • continuously adapts to meet our users’ evolving needs.

Project Timeline

The project is anticipated to run from March 2023 to August 2024, taking a three-phase approach:

  • Phase 1: Discovery / Strategy
  • Phase 2: Design
  • Phase 3: Development & Implementation

Guiding Principles

Three principles that will guide the project are:

  • User-centered design (UCD)
    • The redesigned site will be based on a deep understanding of users' needs, goals, and challenges, and iteratively developed through ongoing user feedback.
  • Mobile-first design
    • The design process will start with creating an exemplary mobile experience, then scale out to ensure a consistent experience across all other device sizes.
  • Indigenization-Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism, and Accessibility (I-EDIAA)
    • We are committed to a redesigned site that is enriched by and reflective of the diversity of our community, is welcoming and accessible to all, and advances education and research in Indigenous ways of knowing and being.

Questions and feedback 

The new website will be launched mid-August.

If you have any questions, contact your liaison librarian or Ask Us.

Please note: as a completely new website, links will change, except for links to research guides. If you have bookmarked links to our current website (including the Database of Databases records), you will need to update them. 


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