Library hours over Christmas

Merry Christmas and happy holidays. The Library will close for the Christmas holiday period. We will re-open on Wednesday 2 January 2019. 24/7 study spaces are available throughout the holidays at the Biological Sciences Library at St Lucia Campus and the JK Murray Library at Gatton Campus.

Holiday closure information

Our collections and library services, including AskUs, borrowing, requesting, literature searches etc. are unavailable over the break. Most of our locations are closed.

  • Friday 21 December: Most collections, services and spaces will close on Friday afternoon.
  • Saturday 22 December: the Social Sciences and Humanities Library and the AskUs service, including phone and chat, are open 12-5pm before closing for the holidays.

See our opening hours for details.

Selected 24/7 study spaces are open

Study spaces at the Biological Sciences Library at St Lucia Campus and JK Murray Library at Gatton Campus are available 24/7 with your UQ ID card. These spaces include library computers, printers, wireless internet, toilets and kitchenette facilities.

  • Libraries that are open will be cleaned once a day over the break.
  • UQ Security will patrol library spaces as normal and may ask to see your UQ ID card.
  • Use our contact form to report any issues with Library computers, printers and facilities. We will attend to these issues from 2 January. If you continue to experience difficulties, please move to another computer or printer.
  • Contact UQ Security about any safety concerns or maintenance emergencies during the holidays.


Physical collections are closed over the holidays. Electronic resources are available as normal.


Items due back during the holidays will be extended automatically to 4 January. Fines will not be accrued for the Christmas closure dates but will be accrued for any other days that loans are overdue.


During the holiday period you can return items through our external return chutes (see floor plans for locations).


  • Requests, including document delivery, that are placed on or after 21 December will be processed from 2 January.
  • Requested items awaiting collection will be kept for collection until 2 January.


We wish all of our students, staff and community a safe and joyful festive season, and we look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Last updated:
6 December 2018