The Queen's University of Belfast

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The Queen's University of Belfast

About the library

Queen’s University Belfast has extensive collections on three sites; the McClay Library is situated at the heart of the University’s main campus and covers the arts, humanities, social sciences, science and engineering. It also houses the Special Collections of rare and manuscript materials, the University Archives and the Northern Ireland Official Publications Archive. The Medical Library is situated within the main teaching hospital and provides library services for medicine and associated disciplines. The Biomedical Library offers library support at the Queen’s University Medical Biology Centre for the biomedical and biological sciences.

The libraries hold over 1.5 million books and journals and provide access to a range of electronic resources. Library facilities include pc’s, photocopying/scanning, training, research support and offers spaces for quiet study and for group work across all sites.

The Queen's University of Belfast also contributes to the Archives Hub. To browse descriptions of their archive materials, visit their Archives Hub information page.

British Library inter-library loan codes

Library code

McClay Library - BL/U-8

Medical Library - BL/U-7

Biomedical Library - BL/U-3

Policy code


For an explanation of these codes, and for more information on arranging inter-library loans, see the inter-library loans page on the British Library website.


Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? Yes.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes - subject to the library's local lending policy. See their website for details. You must request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff for advice on ordering an item.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - see the library's website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.


Browse all of The Queen's University of Belfast records in Library Hub Discover here.