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Students and staff of Queen’s University Belfast are automatically members of the Library.

If you are not a student or member of staff of Queen’s University Belfast and wish to join the Library please see Library Membership for further details.

The McClay Library, however, operates a controlled entry system. Members are required to use their Queen’s staff, student or library card to obtain admission.

  • Admission to The McClay Library
  • Access for members of the public and other visitors
  • Access for staff and students of other academic institutions

Important safety Information

Safety information is displayed throughout the Libraries and it is important that you familiarise yourself with this information on arrival. If you have any particular evacuation requirements then please inform a member of staff at the Reception Desk or Borrower Services desks who will be able to advise you accordingly.

  • McClay Emergency Evacuation Information for Visitors

In the McClay Library, data in the visitor registration system will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will be only used for the purpose of providing visitor access and reporting upon visitor numbers.

Use the My Account facility on the QCat Library Catalogue or Queen’s Online to:

  • Check the due date of your loans
  • Renew your loans
  • View your current reservations
  • View your current Inter-Library Loans (books only)
  • View and pay charges

Check My Account regularly to avoid unnecessary fines. To help you avoid fines, we wll endeavour to send students and staff an email alert before an item is due. Students and staff also receive overdues, recalls, reminders and other message via their Queen’s email account so check your email regularly.

If you have any problems with your Library account contact us as soon as possible and we will help to resolve them.

Display of Opening hours
Aug 27
Sunday
Aug 28
Monday
Aug 29
Tuesday
Aug 30
Wednesday
Aug 31
Thursday
Sep 01
Friday
Sep 02
Saturday
McClay Library Closed 8am – 8:30pm 8am – 8:30pm 8am – 8:30pm 8am – 8:30pm 8am – 5:30pm 10am – 5:30pm
– Ground Floor Closed 8am – 8:30pm 8am – 8:30pm 8am – 8:30pm 8am – 8:30pm 8am – 5:30pm 10am – 5:30pm
– Subject Floors Closed 8am – 8:30pm 8am – 8:30pm 8am – 8:30pm 8am – 8:30pm 8am – 5:30pm 10am – 5:30pm
– Service Desks Closed 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 5pm 10am – 5pm
Medical Library Closed 8:30am – 5:30pm 8:30am – 5:30pm 8:30am – 5:30pm 8:30am – 5:30pm 8:30am – 5:30pm 9:30am – 1pm
Biomedical Library Closed 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9:30am – 1pm
AFBI Library Closed Closed 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm Closed
Special Collections Closed 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 10am – 5pm

Contact Us

  • Telephone:
  • +44 (0)28 9024 5133
  • Emergency Telephone:
  • +44 (0)28 9097 2222