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Associate Membership Service: What is Associate Membership

Introduction to the Associate Membership Service

Queen’s University Library primarily provides support for current staff and students of the University.  However, a membership service has been set up to enable members of the general public, residing in Northern Ireland, to get access to material not easily available elsewhere. Applicants should be at least 18 years old.  This service is monitored to ensure membership numbers are kept at a viable level and library policies and regulations are adhered to.  Please refer to the Access to the Library webpage for information on the different categories of access. 

There are two categories of membership:

  • Personal Associate for members using the Library for educational purposes only.

  • Professional Associate for members using the Library in connection with their profession or business. Professional associate cards can be used by any authorised employee of the member organisation.  The membership is the responsibility of the person or business whose name appears as the primary associate member.

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Library Services for Associate Members

Library associate membership is available as an annual subscription only.

Membership runs for one year from the date of joining. Associate membership includes:

  • Borrowing
  • Online management of renewals, loans, fines/charges through Queen's Online (QOL)
  • Printing and copying using your library smart card (fees apply)
  • Access to a limited selection of electronic resources (licence dependent)
  • Access to QUB WiFi
  • Inter Library Loans (fee applicable for each ILL, payable in advance)

For further details of these services please click on the Library Services tab at the top of this page or search for a specific question using Library Help.

Contact Details

Queen’s University Belfast

Associate Membership Service

Medical & HSC Library

Mulhouse Building

Royal Victoria Hospital

Belfast      BT12 6DP



Telephone: 028 9097 8907

Library Help

If you have a question about the Library or Associate Membership, type it below for an answer.

Associate Membership Help - FAQs