Changes to library loans and rules

Print collections start to reopen

From 15 June, library print collections are gradually starting to reopen on a self-service basis.

You can borrow and return items at these locations. You require your UQ ID card to borrow, and for access to library spaces after-hours and the high-use and requested items sections.

To support you while the library collections are closed, we have relaxed some library borrowing rules. These changes are effective 26 March until further notice.

Physical collections are closed until further notice

All library collections are closed from Thursday 26 March until further notice.

  • You are unable to borrow from the collection.
  • Item requests and loan recalls are suspended.
  • There is no need to return any of your current loans, including high-use items, until the print collections reopen. Fines have been suspended and you will not receive overdue loan emails.

Your general loans will be renewed automatically 

Where we can, we are extending your loans. This means your general loans (excluding high-use and interlibrary loans) will be extended as the due date approaches and not become overdue.

Fines and penalties are suspended

From 19 March:

  • fines will not accrue on overdue items
  • your borrowing will not be suspended.

We have stopped a range of reminder emails and have updated the courtesy email we send you to reflect changes to our rules:

We notice that the following items you have on loan are due for return shortly and cannot be automatically renewed. We understand that this may be a difficult time and you may not be able to return the item(s) at present. Please be assured that any charges accrued during this time will be waived.

Any existing fines and account suspensions prior to 19 March will remain in your library account but no additional fines will apply.

Contact us if you require assistance

Contact us or contact your librarian if you require more information or for assistance accessing materials.

Last updated:
22 June 2020