We'll try to get you whatever 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 resources on loan to another client, 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 item, for special collections housed in the Fryer Library which are available for viewing in the FW Robinson Reading room, but 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. Log in to the Library website
  2. Find the item in Library Search, and click to open the record
  3. Click on or scroll to Get it
  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
    • If you're an external/remote student, select Home Delivery
    • Pickup locations listed will not include libraries on the same campus as an available item. In these cases, please retrieve the item yourself. Clients with disabilities may request staff assistance.

The pickup location options for your request

  1. Click Place a request

You can check on your requests, and cancel if you no longer require the resource, via My Account.

Request document delivery

  • Request document delivery option will appear in items eligible for this service, 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 item

  • A Request Fryer item option will appear for resources held in our Fryer Library, linking to a booking form to make an appointment, as it is required to organise a visit in advance.
  • See Access the FW Robinson Reading room for details.

Request purchase

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

Collect 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 for 5 days, and we'll send you a reminder if the item is not picked up after 3 days. Note: Resources may be kept available for pickup 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 pick up notice or in your My Account > Requests.

Please note that the Requested items areas in the Central and Dorothy Hill Engineering and Sciences Libraries are accessible to UQ students and staff 24/7 using their UQ ID card.

Community borrowers and other library members will only be able to collect requested items during staffed service hours

Other requests or help

Contact us if you need assistance with borrowing or requesting.