The borrowing of Library resources is governed by UQ Policy 7.40.01 Library Code of Practice.

What you can borrow/access and for how long

Membership type No. of items Standard loan period No. of renewals (unless recalled) No. of Holds No. of Doc Del Access to eResources
Undergraduates Unlimited general items, with a maximum of 5 overnight or 2 hr 28 days 3 10 20 Full
Coursework postgraduates Unlimited general items, with a maximum of  5 overnight or 2 hr 28 days 3 20 20 Full
Research postgraduate, UQ staff Unlimited general items with a maximum of 5 overnight or 2 hr 84 days 3 20 100 Full

Hospital staff

Unlimited general items with a maximum of 5 overnight or 2 hr

84 days

3

10 100 Library computers
UQ ICTE Unlimited general items with a maximum of 5 overnight or 2 hr 28 days 3 N/A N/A Full
UQ Alumni Unlimited general items 28 days 3 5 N/A AlumniLibrary computers
Rural Clinical School Hospital Staff (non-UQ) Unlimited general items 28 days 3 2 N/A Library computers
Secondary School Students Unlimited general items 28 days 3 5 N/A Library computers

Community (including Friends of the Library, Reciprocal)

Unlimited general loans 28 days 3
 
5 N/A Library computers

Your responsibilities

You are responsible for all items you borrow from the UQ Library:

  • check your email regularly for reminders and overdue notices from the library
  • return or renew your loans by the due date
  • items must be returned in the same condition in which they are borrowed
  • contact library staff if you are unable to return items by the due date
  • return items if you plan to be away for an extended period
  • return high use items to the location they were borrowed from
  • return items borrowed from a book dispensing machine to that machine

Failure to comply with the conditions of borrowing may invoke penalties under the Library Code of Practice.

UQ ID for Borrowing

Present your UQ student or staff ID/library card on all occasions when borrowing. You should not share your card. UQ PPL 3.40.09 Student Identification Cards

Update your membership details

How to update your Library membership details.

Library notices

The Library sends out a number of courtesy reminders and overdue notices about items on loan.

All notices are sent to your email account (for UQ staff and students they will be sent to your UQ email account).

Loan category Reminder notice 1st Overdue notice Final overdue notice Bill for replacement
Standard (including semester loans) 7 days before due date 1 day after due date 7 days after due date 14 days after due date
7 days 3 days before due date 1 day after due date 3 days after due date 5 days after due date
3 days 1 day before due date 1 day after due date 3 days after due date 5 days after due date
2 hour, end of day, overnight and 24 hour loans Notice not issued Notice not issued Notice not issued 24 hours after due date
Recalled Notice issued as needed 1 day after due date 7 days after due date 14 days after due date

Overdue fines and penalties

Overdue fines apply for late loans. Your borrowing privileges will be suspended if you have:

  • an overdue loan past the suspension limit
  • overdue fines equal to or exceeding $20

See how to pay your fine and return all overdue items to restore your borrowing privileges.

Loan Category Borrowing suspended
Standard 7 days after due date
7 day & 3 day 3 days after due date
2 hour, end of day, overnight & 24 hour 1 hour after due date
Recalled On recalled due date
Non-returned item - Bill for replacement

Issued 14 days after due date

Borrowing already suspended

External and remote students have some modified borrowing privileges.