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 you.

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.

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. Auto-renewals take place 4 days before the due date. 
  • Short and recalled loans cannot be renewed
  • Overdue items cannot be renewed online. Contact us and discuss with staff.
  • Document delivery items cannot be renewed online. Please request a renewal through the Document Delivery portal via My Library.

Returning items

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

  • Return High-Use items borrowed from Central 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, at the library from which they were borrowed. 
  • Items from Dorothy Hill Engineering and Sciences Library and Law Library can be returned via the automatic return shelves. Place your items on the shelves and they will be returned immediately. You'll see confirmation on the display screen and we will also send you a confirmation email. 
  • Materials borrowed from Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Hervey Bay and Bundaberg libraries must be returned to that library

The Central Library and Duhig Tower external return chutes are closed.

Community members: Items borrowed from Central Library must be returned to Central Library during staffed hours or placed in the external return chute at Architecture and Music Library. View our opening hours.

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

Recalled loans

Standard loans are subject to recall if required by another client. We will request the return of the item by email.

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

Borrowing from other libraries

Borrow from other libraries (reciprocal membership).