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Queen’s University Library opens curbside pickup service to all students, faculty, and staff

As of Tuesday, June 16, Queen’s University Library has opened its curbside pickup service to all current Queen’s students, faculty, and staff using the new ‘Request’ feature in the Omni discovery platform.  Materials will be retrieved on a first-come, first-serve basis, and users will be notified by email when their item(s) are available for pickup.  

Patrons may borrow regularly circulating materials for the normal loan period, as well as reference, reserve and bound journal collections from most library locations for a period of two weeks. Items available through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service are not eligible for the curbside pickup service, as per HathiTrust’s terms of use.

In addition to the curbside pickup service, the library continues to offer access to a wide variety of electronic materials discoverable through our Omni search toolsubject guides, and database of online resources. The library has also activated online access to over 860,000 items held in print through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service and several temporary free offers from vendors due to the closure of library facilities.  

The previous limited initial curbside pickup service, which allowed the library to fill the most urgent research-related needs for print materials were put in place as the library established and tested its safety protocols, which aligned with provincial and federal legislation and local public health directives currently limiting access to Queen’s campus.

For any questions, please contact your subject librarian or connect with the library through the AskUs service.  Updates continue to be posted on the library’s covid-19 website.