The Education Library on the main floor of McArthur Hall, West Campus, is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Queen's reseachers have access to our online library of over 100,000 journals and 800,000 ebooks and may also request curbside book pickup or copyright-compliant scans via Omni.
Two research librarians have offices in the Education Library and are available to answer questions about our collections or to assist you with your literature searches. Drop in with quick questions or make an appointment for deeper investigations into the research literature or to map out a research strategy. We welcome your questions:
INTERLIBRARY LOANS: RACER
Use the RACER Interlibrary Loans service to request materials not available at Queen's U Library. We work with libraries across North America and beyond to supply you with the items you request.
Your RACER User ID is the barcode on your Queen's card and password is your last name (in lowercase). Select and complete the blank request form on the left sidebar and our staff will take it from there. Print materials usually arrive within 1-2 weeks; journal articles & single chapters are delivered to your email in pdf format within a few days.
Check with a research librarian before requesting articles as there may be paths to the item you seek that did not show up in your search results. We also consider purchasing titles needed for your research. Ebook purchases are typically available in 24 hours.
There is no charge for the Interlibrary Loan service at Queen's.
Queen's University Provides Access to EndNote
Queen's University subscribes to EndNote (a Clarivate Analytics product). The Library's Citation Management Guide includes detailed information on how to get started with EndNote and other citation management systems. Ask your Education Librarians if you encounter obstacles and we will search for a solution with you.
RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT
For assistance with research data management, from developing a data management plan to depositing your data in a shared archive for preservation and long term access, talk to your Subject Librarian. To read more about the services available to Queen's researchers for data management, see the Research Data Management Guide.
RESEARCHER TRAINING PROGRAM
Our Researcher Training Program picks up the research process at the point where you are creating your data management plan for your study. This program also covers registering for your ORCiD, and open access options for publishing your research.
REQUEST AN ITEM Temporarily replaced by CURBSIDE PICKUP
Need a book that is currently not available or not at your nearest campus library? Use the REQUEST link on the item's record to request that an item be delivered to your library of choice. Delivery time is usually 2 days if the item is in the Library. If the item is signed out, a hold will be placed on short term loans (2 weeks) and a recall will be placed on regular loans (120-day loans). Recalls modify the due date of the item to 1 week from the date of the recall (everyone is, however, guaranteed items for 2 weeks). An email will be sent to you to let you know once the item is available for pick-up, or you can track its status in real time in Omni.
PRINT / COPY / SCAN
Add "Tri-Colour Cash" to your Queen's photo-ID student/staff/faculty card to print from any computer in any Queen's Library -- or from your own laptop to one of our new "Multi-Function Devices" (formerly known as copiers).
Use Visa, MasterCard, or Interac to purchase the Tri-Colour Cash. It will appear on your statement as Queen's Optional Meal Plans.
Copy: 10 cents/page (b&w); 45 cents/page (colour)
Print: 9 cents/page (b&w double-sided); 40 cents/page (colour double-sided)
Scan: free (it is a scan-to-data key service only) Staff at our Service Desks can lend you a data key if you need one to scan to and then send the file to yourself via email from a computer.