UQ staff and students can suggest additions to the Library collection for published resources which are not already available.

We will consider your request for purchase based on our Collection Management Policy. Resources requested must support research, teaching or learning at the University. Online format is preferred, but if physical format is requested then one copy will be purchased for space requirements.

For new ongoing journal subscriptions, contact your Faculty Services Librarians via librarians@library.uq.edu.au

Check if we have the resource and submit a purchase request

Use Library Search to check for access, and submit a purchase request.

  1. Search for the resource, and enable the toggle: Include results not available online
  2. If you find the item, open the record and choose Request purchase in Get It
  3. Check and adjust the prefilled form, and select Submit

When no record is found in Library Search, you can use Citation Finder instead, with the benefit of a prefilled form for resource matches 

  1. In Citation Finder, choose Book, enter the resource details, and select Submit
  2. Choose Request purchase in Get It
  3. Check and adjust the prefilled form, and select Submit

If having trouble with Citation Finder, make sure you are logged in, and then select Request purchase at this direct link to access a blank form.

After submitting a purchase request

  • We will email you within seven days and you can check the progress of your request via Library account > Requests
  • Note: Physical items may take from a few days to several months to arrive, depending on their availability

Other ways to request