Major scheduled maintenance, Library Search, Sun 3 July

On Sunday 3 July, Library Search will undergo major scheduled maintenance. For up to 12 hours (between 2am and 2pm AEST), some system features may be unavailable. You may be unable to log in, or access or request some resources. 

UPDATE: The maintenance concluded earlier than expected, at 11:45am AEST.

We encourage you to adjust your research and study plans to avoid this outage if possible. We appreciate your patience during this time. 

Library Search impacts

You will still be able to search for scholarly materials. However, you may notice that some sections within records (including View it and Get it) are blank or contain error messages.

You may be unable to:

  • log in to Library Search
  • access online resources. Clicking on the Available online link may result in an error message
  • request physical items.

If you experience these issues, there is no need to report them to us during the maintenance period. Please try again once the maintenance is complete.

Ways to prepare

We recognise this outage may be inconvenient and suggest that you do the following in advance:

  • request physical items
  • access any available electronic document delivery items you will need.

During the outage you can try using:

  • the Access PDF or Access HTML links on selected search results or open the full Library Search item record to check for alternative links to the item
  • our Off-campus access page or the UQ Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access online resources.
  • export any items you'd like to add to your favourites within your library account. Do not use the Add this item button (pin icon) as items will not be saved beyond your session. See save and export results for more information.

Borrowing and returning physical items

You can borrow and return items from the physical collection as normal.

However, your email receipt will be delayed until after the maintenance is complete. 

About this maintenance

We usually perform our maintenance late at night on weekends to limit the impact on the UQ community. When we need to perform more significant and longer updates, we perform those during break periods.

We expect to see performance improvements to Library Search as a result of this maintenance.

We appreciate that this is a long outage and thank you again for your patience. 

Last updated:
3 July 2022