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The next phase of re-opening will be to welcome individual researchers back into the Archives reading room to consult our unique and rare materials. The service will be available on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Appointment times will be between 9:00-12:00 PM and 1:00-4:00 PM each day. The number of appointments is limited to safeguard users and archives staff. 

Please contact us via email at archives@queensu.ca to set up an appointment. Further updates on services are available on the Queen's Library COVID-19 page and on the Queen's University Archives News page.



The Queen's University Archives database contains descriptions for most of our holdings, which include records of the University, local businesses and individuals, authors, artists, politicians and many more. Information on how to use this database can be found on our Search Help page. For more information, please also visit our About page.

Our web archives collections are currently available through a separate search interface.


To request a file or item, cite the information in the Location box (marked in gold) following the description. The clipboard feature is an easy way to request files and items. Location