The borrowing of library resources is governed by the Library Code of Practice Policy.

Temporary changes to borrowing rules

[Updated 11 May 2021] From Monday 17 May, library fines will apply for overdue loans. Fines remain suspended until 16 May and we encourage you to return any items that are overdue or that you do not need during that time.

Please contact us if you need to discuss your library loans.

What you can borrow/access and for how long

Temporary change: your general loans will auto-renew unless they are recalled, you have A$20 or greater in library fines, or your account has been blocked or has expired.

Membership type No. of items Loan period No. of auto-renewals (unless recalled)

No. of Requests (concurrent)

No. of Document Delivery (per semester) Access to eResources
Undergraduates Unlimited general items, with a maximum of 5 High-Use (24 hour) loans 28 days 3 50 20 Full
Coursework postgraduates Unlimited general items, with a maximum of 5 High-Use (24 hour) loans 28 days 3 50 20 Full
Remote Undergraduates and Remote Coursework postgraduates Unlimited general items with a maximum of 5 High-Use (24 hour) loans 28 days 3 100 20 Full
Research postgraduate, UQ staff Unlimited general items with a maximum of 5 High-Use (24 hour) loans 84 days 3 Unlimited 100 Full

Hospital staff

Unlimited general items with a maximum of 5 High-Use (24 hour) loans

84 days

3

Unlimited 100 Library computers
UQ ICTE Unlimited general items with a maximum of 5 High-Use (24 hour) loans 28 days 3 50 N/A Full
UQ Alumni Unlimited general items 28 days 3 20 N/A AlumniLibrary computers
Rural Clinical School Hospital Staff (non-UQ) Unlimited general items 28 days 3 20 N/A Library computers

Community (including Reciprocal)

Unlimited general items 28 days 3
 
20 N/A Library computers
Fryer Visitor Unlimited Fryer Library items To end of day N/A 20 N/A Library computers

Television recordings are only available to UQ students and staff.

External and remote students have some modified borrowing privileges.

Your responsibilities

We understand this is a difficult time and that you may not be able to return loans quickly. We ask that you:

  • contact us if you have any questions or concerns in relation to your loans
  • return items to the Library that you no longer require or when they are due back
  • take care of the items and do not lose them.

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 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 at the Library where they were borrowed
  • items borrowed from Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Hervey Bay and Bundaberg libraries must be returned to the library from which they were borrowed

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

Borrow with your UQ ID card

Your UQ ID card is your Library Card. Present your UQ ID card/library card (for community members) when borrowing. You should not share your card. See the Student Identification Cards Policy.

New Community and Reciprocal library members will receive their Library membership card in the mail.

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).

From 27 January 2021, all email notices have resumed including reminder and overdue notices and lost notification emails.

Loan category Courtesy Notice Reminder Notice Overdue Notice Lost notification
General, including Semester 5 days before due date (if the item cannot be automatically renewed) The day the item is due 7 days after due date 14 days after due date
7 days Notice not issued The day the item is due 7 days after due date 14 days after due date
3 days Notice not issued The day the item is due 7 days after due date 14 days after due date
24 hour 1 hour before the item is due The day the item is due 1 hour after the item is due and 7 days after due date 14 days after due date
2 hour & end of day Notice not issued Notice not issued 7 days after due date 14 days after due date
Recalled Notice issued as required The day the item is due 7 days after due date 14 days after due date

Overdue fines and penalties

Overdue fines resume 17 May

[Updated 11 May 2021] From Monday 17 May, library fines will apply for overdue loans. Fines remain suspended until 16 May and we encourage you to return any items that are overdue or that you do not need during that time.

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

  • an overdue loan
  • overdue fines equal to or exceeding $20.

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

mySI-net block for very overdue items

A block on your mySI-net record will be applied for very overdue items. This block may:

  • prevent you from enrolling
  • prevent you from signing up to classes
  • it may also prevent you from obtaining an academic transcript

The block will be removed once all overdue items are returned.