You can suggest items for addition to the Library collection. We will consider the requests based on our Collection Management Policy:

  • Items must support research, teaching or learning at the University.
  • We prefer to purchase electronic formats.

Submit a purchase request

Contact your librarian by email or phone to request an item for purchase. Be sure to include the following information:

  • Your UQ ID
  • UQ email address
  • Item details
  • Format you’d prefer (electronic, media, print)
  • If you require the item by a certain time

Your librarian will evaluate and submit the request on your behalf and will update you on the status of your request within 7 working days. Depending on availability, items can take from a few days to several months to arrive.

Other ways to access items for research

You can request document delivery to access items we do not hold. We will attempt to obtain them on your behalf.