The Queens College Library collect various kinds of material to meet the curricular and research needs of our students and faculty. This includes books that can be borrowed from the circulating collection, as well as periodicals and reference books which are used for research consultation on-site.

Numerous subject collections benefit the QC community, such as those in the Art and Music libraries, and in our Special Collections and Archives. There are also several offsite collections located outside the library, providing specialized content to QC students and faculty.

Queens College Yearbooks

The Silhouette, the Queens College yearbook, issued from 1941 to the present, is available at the Borrowing desk. Specify the years you will want to see, using Call Number LD4685 .A7.

Additionally, Silhouette volumes from 1942 through 2011 are available online on our digital collections site. For more information about the yearbooks or other college publications, please see the Queens College Special Collections and Archives.

Queens College Historical Document Collection

The Library no longer holds the Queens College Historical Document Collection.  Although print indexes and other sources may still list the collection as a resource, it was disbanded many years ago and all the materials were moved elsewhere. The library has no record of the current location of any items formerly held in this collection.  If you are searching for historical documents related to New York City or New York State you may wish to start your search in the Municipal Archives or the New York State Archives.   The New York City Municipal Archives or the New York State Archives would be better alternatives to the Queens College Library resources.

Queens College Bulletins

Queens College Bulletins list all the course descriptions and curricular requirements for students at Queens College.

Undergraduate Bulletins from 1937 to 1992 and Graduate Bulletins from 1948 to 1995 are available at the Borrowing desk. Specify a year you will want to see.

  • Undergraduate Bulletins: LD 4685 .A3
  • Graduate Bulletins: LD 4685 .A32

To check our holdings, please do a title search for “Queens College Bulletin” in OneSearch.

The majority of college bulletins have been digitized and are available through Special Collections and Archives upon request. For more information contact