The Library at Queen's holds a wide range of print books and ebooks relevant to your studies or research. All are found or accessed using the Library Catalogue.
E-books can be accessed both on campus and from home. EBSCO ebooks and Proquest Ebook Central cover a full range of subjects so are good platforms to start with. Publisher platforms and further information on how to search and use these book databases is available on the ebook guide.
Sometimes the Library at Queens may not have a particular book which you need, or not enough books on your topic of interest.
If you identify a useful book, you may be able to request a temporary loan of the book from another library via the Inter-Library Loans service. Alternatively, if you would like to request that the book be purchased for the Library collection please Norma Menabney.
Library books are available in two formats: traditional printed books or electronic books (also known as e-books). Irrespective of format, all books have a number of standard features. Understanding these features will help you find content relevant to your studies. Often you will not be expected to read a single book cover to cover but rather navigate several books and extract relevant information.
Each library book has a label on the spine called a shelfmark which is a combination of letters and numbers. It can be broken down into sections to make it easier to find the book you are looking for. For example:
Browsing the book shelves will help you locate other titles which you may find helpful.