About us

Welcome to the Library

At The University of Queensland Library, we connect you with the information, people, and resources you need, when you need them.

If you’re a UQ student or staff member, you’ll have access to one of the largest academic library collections in Australia – in fact 24/7 access to our electronic collections and many of our print collections.  If we don’t have an item you need for study, teaching, or research we’ll get it for you. You’ll also have 24/7 access to many of our spaces, and access to our broad expertise to help you with your study, research, teaching, or professional work.

Whatever it is you need to deliver for your work or study – whether you’re a researcher who wants to increase the visibility of your research or know how to make your publications open access; a student who wants to find the best information for an assignment or develop digital skills to prepare you for the future; or a professional staff member who needs advice on metrics for your school – we can help.

The Library is much more than ‘books’ – we’re a place of creation and collaboration, where people from all parts of the University come to access our know-how, get the resources they need, and work on projects together. We work with other areas of the University to help deliver the UQ Strategic Plan and we’re constantly looking over the horizon at what our students and staff need to be change-makers.

Our staff are leaders in their field who regularly present at conferences and publish papers. We regularly do customer research to test new systems and find out what you want and need, and we’re constantly improving discovery, accessibility, and delivery of information to people. We’re currently leading projects that will help UQ students develop the skills and confidence for the digital environment and provide UQ researchers with better ways to connect their research to their audience. We also partner externally. Our work with companies including Elsevier, Publons, and Turnitin has led to developments that benefit the research community globally.

If you want to save time or take your work to the next level, it’s always worth connecting with the Library.

Collection

The Library collection provides a key resource for meeting the needs and expectations of the UQ community. Based upon principles of responsiveness, flexibility, comprehensiveness and equity, the collection includes material and data in a variety of formats.

The Library’s e-preferred policy ensures rapid delivery of relevant resources, to continue to build one of the largest collections amongst academic libraries in Australia, and by far the largest in Queensland. It includes unique and/or heritage material that forms the backbone of the Fryer Library collection.  

An annual snapshot showing our collection strength is provided. Comprehensive statistics can be found at the CAUL Statistics site.

Our collections are backed-up by a comprehensive information and computer skills training program, as well as individual advice and help in person, by telephone, on the website and through email or online chat.

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