Queen's University

Library

[Douglas Library]Queen's library is a gathering space — both physical and virtual. Not only a place where ideas are explored, concepts are learned and theories are unearthed, but where friends are met, relationships are forged, and community is created. The library is the keystone of campus, a place of inspiration, imagination, and initiative. Above all else, the library is people who make a difference — people who help others learn, think, discover, and do.

Queen’s Library is the top-ranked university library in its category for total holdings with more than 3 million items, including 90,000 electronic full-text journals and newspapers. (Source: 2011 MacLean’s Rankings)

While our collections are extensive, the library also offers services to support the learning experience at Queen’s and help our students succeed. The Queen’s Learning Commons provides writing, learning, and technical skills support, as well as a place to meet and study. 

  • [Students studying in the Law Library]
    Students studying in the Law Library
  • [Law Library Mystery Section]
    The Law Library has a great mystery section!
  • [Bracken Health Sciences Library]
    Bracken Health Sciences Library, Botterell Hall
  • [Outside Stauffer Library in the winter]
    Outside Stauffer Library in the winter
  • [Outside Douglas Library in the fall]
    Outside Douglas Library in the fall
  • [photo inside Bracken Library]
    Inside the Bracken Health Sciences Library in Botterell Hall
  • [Outside Douglas Library in the winter]
    Outside Douglas Library in the winter
  • [Outside Douglas Library in the summer]
    Outside Douglas Library in the summer
  • [Studying in Douglas Library]
    The Douglas Library reading room
  • [Live in for Literacy photo - lobby of Stauffer Library]
    First Year Arts & Science students Katia Davydova and Teresa Liu live in a tent in the lobby of Stauffer Library in support of Literacy awareness
  • [Outside Douglas Library in the fall]
    View of Douglas Library from University Avenuel
  • [Study group in the Law Library]
    A study group in the Lederman Law Library
  • [Education Library]
    The Education Library, Duncan McArthur Hall
  • [Staircase in Stauffer Library]
    The staircase in Stauffer Library
  • [view of Bracken LIbrary from outside]
    Bracken Health Sciences Library in Botterell Hall - a view from outside
  • [Outside Stauffer Library in the Winter]
    Outside Stauffer Library in the winter
  • [Night shot of Stauffer Library in the winter]
    Stauffer Library at night - open 24 hours at selected times throughout the year!
  • [photo of Bracken Library - entrance]
    Bracken Library's Centre for Health Electronic Education Resources
  • [photo - circulation desk, Stauffer Library]
    Our librarians are here to help...
  • [couches at Stauffer Library]
    Study, read, relax.
  • [seminar room photo]
    Library spaces include seminar and breakout rooms
  • [reference collection photo]
    Need help locating a reference? Ask a librarian.
  • [photo - Union Gallery]
    Be inspired by the artwork on display in the Union Gallery, Stauffer Library
  • [photo - Stauffer Library at night]
    Stauffer Library at night
  • [photo - Seminar Room]
    Library spaces include seminar and breakout rooms
  • [photo - Learning Strategies Development]
    Find the support you need from the Learning Strategies Development group
  • [photo of The Alan G. Green Fireplace Reading Room in Stauffer Library]
    The Alan G. Green Fireplace Reading Room in Stauffer Library

Locations

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
Education Library Duncan McArthur Hall

Educational research and classroom practice, continuing teacher education

Also includes...Teacher Resource Centre

W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library Douglas Library Music, old and rare materials
Engineering and Science Library Douglas Library Applied science/engineering, biology, chemistry, computing, geology, mathematics, physics
William R. Lederman Law Library Macdonald Hall Law collection, legal materials
Stauffer Library Stauffer Library

Humanities, social sciences, fine arts

Also includes...Adaptive Technology CentreArt CollectionMaps, Data and Government Information Centre (MADGIC); Queen's Learning Commons