We'll try to get you the resources you need for teaching, learning, and research.

Request via Library Search

Depending on the type of resource and availability, a record in Library Search may display a range of request options after you have logged in:

  • Place a request for items on loan to another client, located at the Warehouse, or available on the shelf at another campus.
  • Request document delivery for scanned copies of journal articles and book chapters from our physical collections, or to borrow resources  from another Library.
  • Request Fryer Library item for special collections located in the Fryer Library which are available for viewing in the FW Robinson Reading room, and must be requested ahead of your visit.
  • Request purchase to suggest published resources for addition to the Library collection.

See Borrowing rules for details of eligibility for placing requests by membership type.

Place a request

  1. Search and find the item in Library Search, and click to open the record
  2. Click on or scroll to Get it
  3. If not already logged in, log in now to display more options
  4. Click the Place a request link
Place a request link in Library Search
Click the Place a request link in Library Search to request an item that is on loan, at the Warehouse or at another campus.
  1. Choose your pickup location from the available list

The Place a request form, and pickup location options and information

  1. Click Submit

You can check on your requests, and cancel if you no longer require the resource, through your Library account > Requests.

Request document delivery

  • Request document delivery option will appear in items and for members eligible for this service after logging in, linking to a Document Delivery form.
  • When placing a document delivery request via Library Search, the record details will be prefilled on your behalf into that form. You'll just need to check the details, tick the box to confirm the appropriate resource use, and select Submit.
  • You can also place a request for document delivery in a manual blank form. See Request document delivery for details.

Request Fryer Library item

  • A Request Fryer Library item option will appear for resources held in our Fryer Library and for members eligible for this service after logging in, linking to a booking form to make an appointment in advance of your visit and request resources.
  • See Access the FW Robinson Reading room for details.

Request purchase

  • A Request purchase option will appear in items and for members eligible for this service after logging in, opening an embedded form.
  • See Request a purchase for details.

Pick up requested items

We will email you when your requested resource is available from the Requested items area in your selected pickup location.

The item will be kept for you to collect for 5 days, and we'll send you a reminder if the item is not picked up after 3 days. Some resources may be available for pick up longer than 5 days, such as for variations in opening hours by pickup location and for Document Delivery resources from other libraries. Please make sure to check the date on your emailed notice, or in your Library account > Requests, and collect your requested item promptly.

Access to the Central Library and the Dorothy Hill Engineering and Sciences Library is 24/7 only for UQ students and staff using their UQ ID card. Community borrowers and other library members are welcome to pick up requested items during the periods listed under Hours for community members and visitors.

Use your UQ ID card or library card to borrow your requested items at a self-service loan machine. By borrowing from the Library you agree to comply with our borrowing rules.

If you don't pick up the item and receive an email notice of cancellation, you will need to place a new request.

Other requests or help

Contact us if you need assistance with borrowing or requesting.