Interlibrary Loan

If we don't have the resources you need, you can often borrow them from other institutions. This service is available for current Queen’s students, faculty, and staff. Please search the QCAT Library Catalogue first to make sure we don't already have the item you need. 


RACER allows you to submit requests for material from other institutions. If you have searched at Queen’s and you can’t find what you need, try RACER for your Interlibrary Loan requests.

Request Materials

We have services to get you the materials you need from other university libraries, and from any of our locations across campus. Please note, the Interlibrary Loan and On-Campus Retrieval services are only available to members of the Queen's community.

Interlibrary Loan

Request to borrow items from other University libraries.

Policies, Licenses & Links

For resources related to getting copyright permission or for finding works in the public domain/licensed through the Creative Commons, go to the resources section of the Copyright and Teaching guide.

Copyright Guidelines for Students and Users of the Library

Queen’s University is a Canadian research-intensive university with a transformative student learning experience. In order to aid in fulfilling this mandate, the Queen’s library makes print and electronic media available to Queen's students, faculty and staff, as well as alumni and local area residents and visitors, who are welcome to visit Queen’s libraries and use the facilities.

Copyright & Fair Dealing Workshops & Events

We offer services to assist your understanding of the copyright law and the use of copyrighted materials in your teaching at Queen's University. Ask Us, if you require assistance or would like to book a workshop.

Drop-In Session

If you need assistance with eReserves or Copyright, we are here to help!  Join us during our drop-in sessions to ask questions, provide feedback, and receive help with your courses.

Copyright & Photocopied Print Materials on Library Reserve

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The Queen's Library also allows faculty to put some photocopies of materials on reserve. One paper copy of an article or book chapter may be put on course reserve for every student in your course. To put a photocopy of an article on course reserve, it must fall within the guidelines listed in the Queen's Fair Dealing policy.

These guidelines only apply to photocopies. Original print materials can be put on reserve without restriction.

Copyrighted Material Available in a Print Collection

Both the Campus Bookstore and the AMS Publishing and Copy Centre still have Access Copyright licences and will clear copyright for Coursepacks. Coursepacks (or courseware) are custom collections of materials (articles, notes, book chapters and excerpts) chosen by the instructor and produced and sold by the Campus Bookstore or the AMS Publishing and Copy Centre.

Copyright Clearance & Permissions

So, I have some print material (other than a textbook or book) that I want to make available to my students? What do I do?

You have options.

Using these services will ensure that your students have the resources they need, while allowing you to comply with both the Copyright Act and the Queen's fair dealing policy.