Digital Collections

We are in the process of digitizing our collections. The Schulich-Woolf Rare Book Collection and Robertson Davies Collection are hosted through Omeka and continue to grow. Images of 18th Century British Political Pamphlets, Canadian Pamphlets, stereoscopic view cards, The Young Ladies’ Journal, and World War I Victory Bonds posters are available online through QSpace.

People Counter Project

This project enables students check the availability of study space in Stauffer Library online and is supported as a joint effort between the Alma Mater Society (AMS) and the library.

The project began as part of the 2012-2013 AMS executive election campaign to track Stauffer Library’s busiest hours by publicizing real-time information on peak times and volumes on the library website.

Licensing Database

Queen’s subscribes to hundreds of databases that include millions of journal articles, newspaper articles and ebooks. For each of these databases, Queen’s signs a license that allows students, faculty and staff to use the materials in these databases for different purposes. Most databases allow you to link to material, but some also allow you to include material in coursepacks and/or post materials in Learning Management Systems like Moodle. 

Proxy Patron Service

Queen's Library offers a proxy borrower service for faculty and staff. Using this service, a faculty or staff member can designate another individual(s) to borrow books on he faculty/staff member's behalf. The designated proxy must also have a Queen's Library borrower account. The faculty/staff member will be responsible for any items borrowed on the proxy account, including responsibility for fines or fees incurred.

Both the Faculty member and the designated proxy must complete and sign the Proxy Patron Application form available at Library Information Service desks.