Interlibrary Loan Information for Requesting Libraries

There are two Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan units at Queen's, responsible for lending material from different campus subject collections:

  1. Stauffer Library - Social Sciences, Humanities, Bracken Health Sciences Library, Business, Fine Arts, Music, Engineering & Science Library, Lederman Law Library
  2. Education Library - Education

Queen's Lending Policies

Education Library and Stauffer Library

Services for Faculties & Departments

Our liaison librarians are connected with each faculty and department at Queen’s and work closely with faculty to ensure that the library’s services and collections support research and curriculum needs.

Donation & Gift Policy

Queen’s University Library’s rich and deep collections are central to the academic enterprise and among the very best in the country. Students and faculty place a high value on the resources we provide to support their learning, teaching and research. From a collection of six volumes donated in 1840 and now housed in Special Collections, our physical holdings have grown to include over 2.2 million items.

Resources for Finding Material You Can Use on the Internet

Creative Commons:

The Creative Commons is a non-profit corporation that provides free licenses for individuals who want to license their work in a way that allows for the work to be shared, remixed and/or used commercially.

The Creative Commons Search allows you to search for images, media etc that has been licensed through the Creative Commons.

Books and Articles:

Google Books

Search “Full View”

Use of Group Study Rooms

  • Group Study Rooms are for 2 or more users at a time
  • Our Code of Behaviour for Library Users applies while using these rooms
  • Rooms are available first come, first serve when not reserved
  • Cancellations must occur before a booking has started
  • Group Study Rooms are available to all members of the Queen's community with an active NetID
  • All rooms are bookable in 30 minute time slots

Code of Behaviour for Library Users

Queen’s University Library inspires learning, sparks creativity and builds community. Your Library provides you access to the global realm of information, scholarly resources, and assistance in navigating and using these intellectual resources. To ensure everyone is able to get the most out of all the Library has to offer, we ask that you please abide by all Library and University-wide polices, and observe the following conduct.   

Share the Space

Share the space: please refrain from leaving personal belongings at study spaces to “reserve” them. This makes resources unavailable to those who need them. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. Refraining from leaving personal possessions or valuables unattended also protects you against property loss. The University is not responsible for loss of property.


Food and Drink in the Library

We provide inviting places for study and research, while protecting collections, equipment, and furnishings for all users. You are welcome to enjoy snacks and covered drinks, except in designated areas that house special print collections or computer equipment. Where no food or drink is allowed, or where only covered drinks are permitted, there are signs posted. 

Greening The Library

In the spirit of sustainability and environmental consciousness, Queen's University Library has been making an effort to reduce our impact on the natural environment while maintaining a welcoming and comfortable environment your Library.

Our green initiatives include: