Library hours over Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The Library and library services including AskUs, borrowing and requesting, consultations, and literature searches are closed from Thursday 23 December. We reopen on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

Selected 24/7 study spaces are open

These 24/7 spaces are available throughout the break with your UQ ID card: 


UQ Security will patrol library spaces as normal and may ask to see your ID card. Spaces will be cleaned regularly. 

  • Contact UQ Security about any safety concerns or maintenance emergencies during the holidays. 
  • Use our contact form to report any issues with Library computers, printers, and facilities. We will attend to these issues from 4 January. If you continue to have trouble, please move to another computer or printer. 

Holiday closure information

Outside of the mentioned 24/7 spaces, from the close of business on Wednesday 22 December, our libraries, collections, and library services are closed for the holidays.

AskUs phone, chat and service points, and the PACE Health Sciences Library will be closed from 4pm on Wednesday.

Visit us for last-minute borrowing or assistance 

Drop-in until we close on Wednesday 22 December: 

  • for AskUs assistance, available until 4pm in person and by phone and chat
  • for last-minute borrowing or returns
  • to remove any food or containers that you have in library fridges. 

ID card access

Once libraries are closed, ID card access will cease. 

Make sure you take your valuables with you as you won't be able to come back inside to collect them. Contact UQ Security if anything gets locked inside. They may be able to assist you. 

You can continue studying in one of the 24/7 spaces open over the holidays. 

Borrowing and requesting dates

The physical collection in the JK Murray Library (Gatton campus) is available with your UQ ID card. Other physical collections are closed over the holidays. Electronic resources are available as normal.  


We suggest you return your loans by Wednesday 22 December or wait until libraries reopen. Your loans will be extended through the holidays until 4 January. Return options during the break: 


  • Requests, including document delivery, placed on or after 22 December will be processed from 4 January 2022. 
  • Requested items awaiting collection will be kept for collection until 7 January 2022. 


Last updated:
20 December 2021