New High-Use and requested items section, Level 1, Central Library

From 3 April, the Central Library High-Use collection and requested items are available 24/7 on Level 1.

Entrance to the High Use area. SSAH Level 1
The High-Use and requested items section. Your UQ ID card is required to enter after 6pm. To open the door to leave, press the "Exit" button on the wall to the left of the door.

What is in the high use section?

  • Learning resources (High-Use collection) from Central Library
  • Requested items for pickup (requests and document delivery)
  • Self-service machines for borrowing
  • Vending machine (stationery/office supplies)
  • Multifunction printers
  • Lockers
  • High-Use items are short loans that are in high demand, like your learning resources (course readings). We are trialling 24-hour loans of the Central High-Use collection.
  • Requested items have either been:
    • requested because they were at another campus, the Warehouse or on loan
    • requested via document delivery.

There are also rooms you can book:

  • 3 assistive technology rooms
  • 4 group meeting rooms
  • 2 individual study spaces
The High-Use collection at Social Sciences and Humanities Library.
The High-Use collection and requested items shelves on level 1 of Central Library.

24/7 access

This section is available 24/7.

  • To enter:
    • during regular hours, the door will open automatically
    • after 6pm, your UQ ID card is required. Touch your card to the reader
  • To exit: press the silver Exit button on the wall to the left of the exit door. The door does not open automatically from the inside.

Borrow and return items in this section

Borrow items

Borrow the item at the self service machine. We will email you a receipt that contains the date and time when your item is due back.

Return items

  1. Return High-Use items using the self-service machine in the High-Use section
  2. Place the returned item on the returns shelves next to the machine. The item is immediately available to others.

Return all other items, including requested items, in the returns bin at Central Library.

Return your High-Use items by checking them in on the self service machine and placing them on the Returns shelf.
Use the self service machines to borrow and return High-Use items like your learning resources (course readings). After you have checked the item back in, place it on the returns shelf.

Tell us what you think

We welcome your feedback on this new space and how it is working for you.

  • Do you like being able to return High-Use items via the self-service machine?
  • Do you like being able to collect your requested items 24/7?
  • What could be better?

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Last updated:
6 August 2019