External or remote UQ students can still borrow physical items from the Library. We will pay for the item to be posted to you.

You are responsible for keeping your Semester Address up to date in mySi-net before requesting items to be posted, and for the return postage.

Am I eligible to use this service?

Undergraduates, Coursework postgraduates and Shorter Form Credentials students

Fully external or remote student

Your account automatically has remote borrowing enabled. Check mySI-net to confirm that you are classified as external.

Submit an external and remote borrowing application

If you are not automatically enabled for remote borrowing, you may apply if:

  • you are undertaking a student placement of more than 2 weeks in another town or city
  • you have extenuating circumstances

Please email circ@library.uq.edu.au detailing your situation. We will contact you about your application.

Research students

MPhil and PhD students: contact your school/institute and request that your candidature status in SI-net be changed to “Remote”.


Your borrowing privileges are slightly different from standard student loans.

CategoryUndergraduateCoursework postgraduateResearch student
Number of itemsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
General loan42 day42 day84 day

See our borrowing rules for further information.

To borrow

Ensure your semester address is up to date in mySI-net.

  1. Log in to Library Search
  2. Select a physical item and then click Get It
  3. Click Place a request to have it posted to you
  4. For Pickup Location, select Home Address (Personal Delivery)
  5. Click the Submit button

To return

Post the item back to the Library by its due date. We will include a return address label.

If you happen to be on campus, you can also return your books at any library.

Loans and recalls

  • General loans are subject to recall if required by another client. An email will be sent to you requesting that the material be returned by an adjusted due date.
  • Check the due date of your items in your library account. Return the item by the due date to avoid incurring an overdue loan penalty.
  • If the item was requested by another client before it was sent to you, your loan period will be 14 days.