Temporary closure of Mater McAuley Library print collection

From 26 February 2020, the Mater Library print collection will be closed for several weeks. We apologise to our clients at Mater for any inconvenience this might cause and we will work with you to try to locate the information you need.

Update - Monday 23 March

The cleaning is well underway and we anticipate the collection will be available by the end of this week

Collection cleaning 

The collection is closed for cleaning as we have found active mould in some of the items caused by recent and prolonged periods of high humidity.

We are working with UQ Property and Facilities and the Health, Safety and Wellness Division. To remove the mould, we have engaged a special contractor to clean each item in the collection. This is a meticulous process and is expected to take several weeks. 

During the cleaning process, we will continue to provide advice and services to support you.

Find items in other collections 

For UQ Staff and Students and those with a UQ affiliation

For Mater McAuley Hospital Staff

  • Login to CKN (Clinical Knowledge Network) to access electronic books

  • Print items from our other libraries can be requested for collection at the Mater McAuley Library and we can also provide items via our document delivery service. Read more about when to request document delivery.

More information

We will add progress updates to this blog post, including the date when the print collection is reopened. Please contact us if you would like more information. 

Last updated:
23 March 2020