Borrowing items

By borrowing from the Library you agree to comply with our borrowing rules.

Use your UQ ID card or library card to borrow at:

  • self-service machines - you can check out items yourself
  • a service point where staff can assist

Loan receipts are emailed to your UQ email account. Please check your receipt for when your loans are due back.

To view your loans and borrowing history login to your library account.

Borrowing and returning High-Use items

A one minute guide on how to borrow and return High-Use items in the Social Sciences and Humanities Library.

Renewing loans

  • The Library will auto-renew standard loans up to 3 times if the item is not overdue or recalled and your account has not been suspended
  • Short and recalled loans cannot be renewed
  • Overdue items cannot be renewed online. Contact us and discuss with staff.

Recalled loans

Standard loans are subject to recall if required by another client:

If there are already holds on an item you borrow, your loan period will be 7 days. 

Returning items

Where possible please return loaned items to the library from which they were borrowed.

  • Return High-Use items borrowed from Social Sciences and Humanities Library and Gatton Library using the self-service machine in the High-Use section. Place the returned item on the returns shelves next to the machine. The item is immediately available to others. High-Use materials from other library locations must be returned, via the returns chute next to the AskUs service point, at the library from which they were borrowed. 
  • Materials borrowed from Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Hervey Bay and Bundaberg libraries must be returned to that library

Find the postal address for your library to return your items by post.

Borrowing from other libraries

Borrow from other libraries (reciprocal membership).