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At Queen’s, the library is wherever you are – in your home, in the classroom, in your online course, and yes, in a space called a library.

Each of our much-loved libraries is an integral part of the campus learning fabric, bringing together students and researchers from all disciplines in open, inspiring spaces. In this era of digital opportunities, something about the library draws people in for contemplation and collaboration.

There are countless ways to access the information you’ll need for your studies, including online journals, databases and e-books that you can use wherever you are. Plus, there are always people to help you find what you need, even if you’re not sure exactly what that is.

Welcome to your library.

  • [Studying in Douglas Library]
    The 1923 Reading Room in Douglas Library
  • [librarian helping student]
    We are here to enhance your learning and research.
  • [librarian helping student]
    Liaison librarians provide expert knowledge and guidance on the research literature in your field.
  • [student at library event]
    Our annual undergraduate research conference, Inquiry@Queen's (I@Q), celebrates inquiry-based learning and showcases student research projects


Queen's University Library comprises six campus libraries in five buildings. Each library has a different area of focus.

Library Location Focus
Bracken Health Sciences Library Botterell Hall Medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation therapy, life sciences
Douglas Library Douglas Library Applied science/engineering, biology, chemistry, computing, geology, mathematics, physics
Education Library Duncan McArthur Hall Educational research and classroom practice, continuing teacher education
W.D. Jordan Rare Books & Special Collections Douglas Library Rare books, maps, posters, and Canadiana. Collections include astronomy, natural history, classics, modern languages, literature, politics and history.
William R. Lederman Law Library Law Building Law collection, legal materials
Stauffer Library Stauffer Library

Humanities, social sciences, fine arts

Queen's University Archives Kathleen Ryan Hall Information assets and historical of the University, private papers related to Kingston and the region, and the City of Kingston Archives.