The circulation policies at Queen's University Library are designed to enable maximum yet equitable use of, and access to, the Library's collections. First priority is given to supporting the teaching, learning and research programs of the University.  Patrons of other post-secondary institutions in the Kingston area and beyond, as well as Queen's alumni and members of the community, are welcome to use the collections on site or in accordance with the following policies:

Request materials

For more information on requesting materials from other libraries, on-campus retrieval, remote storage retrieval, or to recommend a title, please see our Request Materials page.

Returning materials

Returning Queen's materials (books, DVD, reserves, resource sharing, etc.) can be done by putting them in the return bins outside Stauffer and the Education Library or the outdoor book drops at Bracken Health Sciences and Douglas Library. There are also return bins inside each Queen's Library during opening hours. 

You may also return Queen's books at any of our Collaborative Futures' partner institutions: Algoma, Brock, Carleton, Guelph, Lakehead, Laurentian, McMaster, Nipissing, OCAD, Ontario Tech, Trent, Waterloo, Windsor, Wilfrid Laurier, York and vice versa. 


Personal Information is collected in accordance with Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and other applicable legislation, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and is used for the purpose of University activities.  If you have question about the information collected or how it will be used, please contact [Department Name] Queen’s University, 99 University Ave, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, or by telephone at [Department Phone Number]. More information on our privacy policy, including tracking of web interactions, can be viewed here

All transactions involving credit cards are secured using industry standard TLS encryption as specified by PCI-DSS. More information regarding how those transactions are processed can be found here

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