Health and safety, and online study

Print collections start to reopen

From 15 June, 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.

In the interests of physical distancing and reducing the transmission of COVID-19, we will be closing some library locations and services from Thursday 26 March until further notice. Some 24/7 study spaces will be available (UQ ID card required). You must practise physical distancing in libraries. View the current opening hours for our locations. 

We will continue to provide online access to information resources and training to help you to continue your studies remotely.

Before you come to campus

Check your student email regularly and read the Health Advice and latest information from UQ before coming to campus. Please stay home, and consider contacting a medical professional, if you are feeling unwell.

Health and safety in the Library

Social distancing in libraries  

For the health and safety of our community, you must practise social distancing in libraries (PDF, 140KB) and limit contact between yourself and others to help lower the chances of spreading COVID-19 (coronavirus). We're helping you do this by adjusting the furniture in our libraries to ensure everyone has a little more space e.g. we've removed and stacked up some of the chairs from around the group tables.

  • Stay 1.5 metres away from other people, including when studying.
  • Avoid touching or hugging other people. Use a wave and a smile instead of a handshake.
  • Decrease in-person social/study contact. For example, move your group meetings online using the Zoom software which can be used as a virtual classroom or for video meetings.

Healthy hygiene

You can protect yourself by frequently cleaning your hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.  We're also providing hand sanitisers in all our libraries. 

Frequently washing your hands, especially before eating, is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of illness or contamination from things you may have touched.

AskUs: we're here to assist

There are many ways you can contact us online via Chat, email or zoom call.

How to study online 

Visit our new how to study online page for key study tips to help you stay focused and organised to successfully complete your course online.

You'll find information about:

  • Preparing your equipment
  • Lecture recordings
  • Virtual classrooms (Zoom)

Attend a "Using Zoom for assessments and group work" Library training session to learn how to:

  • Create Zoom events and check out the various options available
  • Control a zoom event as the host
  • Engage with other participants
  • Record the Zoom event for assessment or other purposes

We will be asking attendees to observe social distancing.

Got questions?

Contact us online, or via Facebook or Twitter if you have any questions or concerns about this news post or require library assistance. 

Last updated:
7 September 2020