The Library and Archives Master Plan (LAMP) envisions the Queen’s Library and Archives of the present and the future.

Approved by Queen’s Board of Trustees in December 2013 following an extensive process of consultation and iterative design, the plan remains active, guiding the ongoing evolution of the Library and Archives facilities and services, and informing ongoing planning and priorities for investments.

LAMP was developed through a broad consultative process, in alignment with the university’s Campus Master Plan. A steering group worked with the lead planning partner CS&P Architects to develop a clear understanding of space needs and opportunities in both the Library and the Archives. LAMP was intended to serve as the foundational framework guiding the evolution of the Library and Archives facilities and services twenty years into the future, and providing recommendations for high-level plans for changes that should be implemented within five years, with sufficient capital investment.

LAMP Development

2013 LAMP Report

2014 Transition and Implementation

LAMP Projects

  • September 2014 – LAMP sub-projects presented to the Campus Planning Advisory Committee and Implementation Advisory Committee, and terms of reference established
  • September 2014 – Collection classification begins to sort the journal collection
  • November 2014 – Library project manager hired to manage LAMP projects
  • December 2014 – Project charters and teams established for the Law Library, Queen’s University Library Collections, and Service Point Development
  • January 2015 – Project charters and teams established for Stauffer Terrace, Library Square and the Music Collection
  • February 2015 – Law Library move begins with the relocation of journals requiring local storage to Stauffer Library, and journals requiring off-site storage to interim onsite storage
  • July 2015 – Renovations begin at the Lederman Law Library to provide a new circulation desk and new student space on the lower lever of the law building and the 1st floor library.

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