Joseph S. Stauffer Library

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Joseph S. Stauffer Library
Stauffer Library
Type social science and humanities academic library of Queen's University
Established 1994
Criteria for collection research publications
Website Stauffer Library
One portion of Stauffer Library's interior helical staircase

Joseph S. Stauffer Library or Stauffer is the main social science and humanities library of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Construction was completed in 1994 at a cost of C$42 million, funded partially by the Ontario government and the Joseph S. Stauffer Foundation.

The library is the largest building on the University campus, with Postmodern architecture referencing the Neo-Gothic style by architecture firm Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (KPMB). It won the 1997 Governor General's Award for Architecture.

The library features include:

  • Adaptive Technology Centre
  • Art Collection
  • MADGIC-Maps, Data and Government Information Centre
  • Map and Air Photo Collection
  • Social Science Data Centre
  • Wallach-Groome Sustainability Centre

Partnerships and collaboration

The Queens University Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Canadian Association of Research Libraries, and the Ontario Council of University Libraries. The Queens University Library is a contributor to the Open Content Alliance


  • Jenner, Paulette. Queen's University, History: Campus & People, Joseph S. Stauffer Library, 2002:

External links

  • KPMB Architects
  • Stauffer Library

Coordinates: 44°13′43″N 76°29′46″W / 44.22854°N 76.49613°W / 44.22854; -76.49613

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