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|
Unlimited general items with a maximum of 5 overnight or 2 hr
|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||Alumni & Library 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
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
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.