McClay, Biomedical and Medical Libraries
Throughout this period, your Subject Librarian is available to provide online support..
Special Collections & Archives is closed, staff are working remotely, please email your enquiries to email@example.com Information about our collections and online resources are available at www.qub.ac.uk/specialcollections.
As staff are working remotely they will not have physical access to the collections but will endeavour to address your enquiry under these extraordinary circumstances.
A Book Return Bin has been set up at Receptions in Queen's Elms BT1 and BT9 for you to return books while the Library is closed. If, for any reason, you are unable to use this facility, we recommend that you hold on to your Library books until the libraries reopen (all loan dates have been extended until Monday 15 June and no fines will accrue during the closure period). If you will not be returning to campus, please consider asking a friend to return the books on your behalf.
Please don’t worry, all loans have been renewed until 15 June 2020 in the first instance. No fines will apply during the closure period.
All Short Loan Books have been renewed until 15 June 2020 in the first instance. No fines will apply during the closure period.
Don't worry, we have renewed all Inter Library Loans and no fines will be charged while the Library is closed.
Unfortunately this service will not be possible while the Library is closed. This service will resume as soon as possible when we reopen.
Yes, it is still possible to request articles via Inter Library Loan. There may, however, be a delay in receiving the article depending on where we can source if from. We will do our best to get it to you as soon as possible.
As the Library is closed you will not be able to access print copies of books. However, some titles are available as electronic books and may offer a suitable alternative. Some publishers have also made a lot of their content available during the crisis. You can see more information about this here.
Yes, current QUB students and staff can access e-books remotely from anywhere in the world.
To access an e-book, search for the title on Library Catalogue and click on the link Queen's Online Resources (Queen's Staff and Students Only) in the item record. E-books appear as ‘E-Book' under format on the catalogue, so you can easily identify what titles are available electronically.
Yes, current staff and students of Queen's University Belfast can access most e-resources (e-journals, databases, full text articles) from home (off campus). You will need to use your University login, this is the same username and password you use to access your QUB email account and Queen's Online.
For more information, please see E-resources off campus
For further information about access or should you encounter difficulties please see eresources guide
You can contact your Subject Librarian, who will be happy to help with your literature search. It may be that your Subject Librarian will suggest keywords or subject headings to use in your search as well as relevant databases. Depending on your subject, some Subject Librarians will be happy to carry out the literature search on your behalf and forward the results to you.
You should contact your Subject Librarian who may be able to suggest keywords or subject headings to use in your search as well as relevant databases.
It may also be possible to carry out a phone or video consultation with your Subject Librarian through the use of Microsoft Teams, part of the Office 365 suite. Alternatively, your subject librarian might direct you to short videos of how to locate information, carry out a search and access electronic articles.
All QUB Libraries are currently closed so it is not possible to book a Group Study Room.
The Associate Membership Scheme has been temporarily suspended until further notice. Current Associate Members are advised that their membership renewal date will be extended accordingly in response to the suspension, with the duration of time we are closed being added to your membership end date. The Associate Membership Office will continue to operate remotely and will respond to any queries you may have via email during this time. Should you have any questions regarding Associate Membership, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
No, unfortunately it is not possible for Associate Members to have access to our e-book and e-resources off-campus. Due to licence restrictions imposed by publishers, only current students and staff at Queen's University Belfast, as well as Honorary members of staff, can access QUB e-books for academic purposes only.
No, unfortunately it is not possible for external users to have access to our e-books and e-resources off-campus. Due to licence restrictions imposed by publishers, only current students and staff at Queen's University Belfast, as well as Honorary members of staff, can access QUB e-books for academic purposes only.
Yes, access to article requesting via Inter-Library Loan has been temporarily extended to Undergraduate and Postgraduate taught students while the Library is closed. You can place a request by selecting the Inter-Library Loan option under the Catalogue Search box on the Library homepage. There may, however, be a delay in receiving the article depending on where we can source if from. We will do our best to get it to you as soon as possible.