Since 1970, our rigorous and well-focused two-year Master of Planning (M.PL.) program allows our students to develop the knowledge and skills they require to become leaders in the planning field and to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving urban environment.
The School has a small video library and maintains a small collection of planning-related magazines. Overall, Queen's University has a full-service library. Resources for the School are largely found in the Stauffer Social Science and Humanities Library, which includes the Art and Architecture collection, with additional holdings in the Douglas Applied Science Library and the Law Library.
Opened in 1994, Stauffer Library is the main library on campus and one of the most technologically advanced facilities in Canada. It is conveniently located across the street from the School of Urban and Regional Planning. The library contains a wealth of resources, housing most monographs, journals, texts, a substantial collection of municipal, provincial, federal, international documents, OECD and UN documents, maps and aerial photographs, atlases, and economics and business texts and materials. Together with the various other libraries at Queen's University, Stauffer Library comprises a major research resource for materials in urban and regional planning. Several branch libraries also have materials of specialized interest to planners.