The phased re-opening of the McClay Library commenced on 20th July 2020. In the first instance the Library is open to staff and students of the University only. As a result, the Associate Membership scheme remains suspended until further notice and we are not accepting applications at this time. Current Associate Members are advised that their membership renewal date will be extended accordingly in response to the suspension, ensuring you get a full 12 months membership.
We very much look forward to being able to welcome you back to the Library as soon as we are able to. Library Services are continuing to monitor the current situation as it evolves and we will be in touch as soon as possible with any further updates. The Associate Membership Team would like to thank you for your patience during this time. The Associate Membership Office will continue to operate remotely and will respond to any queries you may have via email. Should you have any questions regarding Associate Membership, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queen’s University Library primarily provides support for current staff and students of the University. However, a membership scheme 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 scheme 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.
Associate Membership does not include off-campus access to electronic resources. There is limited Library access to electronic resources on-campus and this access is defined by the licences negotiated with the providers. It does not include the use of Library electronic resources for commercial purposes.
There are two categories of membership:
Associate Personal for members using the Library for educational purposes only.
Associate Corporate for members using the Library in connection with their profession or business. Corporate membership is taken out in the name of the business who supply details of the employee who is authorised to use the library card. Additional cards can be taken out, at a reduced fee, for other named employees of the business.
Associate Charity for Registered Charities. This is the same as Corporate membership, detailed above, but the first card is given at a reduced rate.
The phased re-opening of the McClay Library commenced on 20th July 2020. In the first instance the Library is open to staff and students of the University only. As a result, the Associate Membership scheme remains suspended until further notice and we are not accepting applications at this time.
Library associate membership is offered on a renewable annual subscription basis.
Applicants must complete an online application form.
Membership runs for one year from the date of joining. The membership year starts from the date of application and members will receive notification from the Associate Membership team when their membership is due for renewal. Associate membership includes:
For further details on some of these services please click on the Library Services tab at the top of this page or search for a specific question using the Library Help section.
Please note you must present your Library Card in order to gain access to the Library and your card is non-transferable.
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