Library COVID-19 updates - we're open online to help you continue your work and study

The Library is open online. Access electronic collections and online services and training to help you continue your study, teaching, and research. Connect with us anytime online—we're here to help you. 

Physical distancing in library spaces

Some of our 24/7 spaces are open (UQ ID card required). View our opening hours for details. You must use physical distancing including when:

  • using our study spaces and group areas. See study space availability for current building capacities
  • booking and using group rooms. Check the room information to find the capacity in UQ Book It before booking a library room.

See UQ health advice for more information on physical distancing.

Library print collections are currently closed and we've made some temporary changes to our borrowing rules.

Access online resources 

Use Library Search to explore our electronic collections and access a range of resources for your online learning. Contact us if you need access to a book or journal that's not available online and we'll do our best to help you. 

Training and support

Visit our training page to find classes in software, research skills, and publishing and research management. Contact us via email at to arrange a software consultation.


We help UQ students with IT issues including accessing UQ systems and lecture recordings, Zoom, and assignment submission.

  • Contact us anytime online
  • Chat with us between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday and between 12pm and 5pm on weekends
  • Talk to one of our friendly staff over the phone +61 7 3346 4312 between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday and between 12pm and 5pm on weekends

Contact your Liaison Librarian

Contact your Librarian for expert advice in your discipline. Email and Zoom consultations are available.

We also provide research assistance for higher degree by research (HDR) students, honours, and postgraduate coursework students completing a thesis. 

Information for



How can I study online effectively?

How to study online has tips to help you access the tools you need and to stay focused and organised.

How can I access subject-specific resources while studying at home?

How can I get help with accessing Learn.UQ and other IT issues?

Learn.UQ guides and help, including:

  • Lecture recordings
  • Zoom sessions
  • Submitting assignments

Contact AskUs for IT help.

How can I access software for study at home?

What if I don’t have a laptop or computer?

If you don't have a computer or laptop for studying from home you may be able to borrow one from us. We have a limited number of laptops available for UQ students for distributing on a case-by-case basis.

  • Complete the Laptops for loan form if you would like to be considered for a laptop loan
  • Loans are for a period of 12 weeks initially,  with a possibility to extend the duration
  • Loan laptops will not come with any UQ provided internet access when used away from campus so you'll need to set up your own internet access. If you're using the laptop on campus you'll be able to use the UQ and Eduroam Wi-Fi networks
  • We will need to collect some information from you for this process but we will use this information for the purpose of distributing laptops only, in accordance with UQ's Privacy Management Policy

You can apply for financial hardship assistance if you're experiencing urgent and unexpected financial problems that are affecting your studies.

What other services are available to students?

Services for students provides information relating to assignments, research, referencing, and training.

I'm completing a thesis and need some research assistance

  • We offer a range of services for higher degree by research (HDR) students to support your research needs. Learn about the key services and tools you can access during your candidature
  • Liaison librarians are available to support honours or postgraduate coursework students completing a thesis. Contact us about your research, or to arrange a consultation.

Clients with disabilities

What support is available for clients with disabilities?

Services for clients with disabilities provides more information about the following:

  • While the campus remains open
    • Some library spaces, including assistive technology rooms, are available
    • Library lockers are available
  • Assistive technology room features and software inductions are available via Zoom. Only open access software can be demonstrated this way
  • Access to HathiTrust ebooks for clients with a print disability is available

Some changes to our services are:

  • Print resources are not available
  • Print item scanning into an accessible format for clients with a print disability is not available

Teaching staff


How can I access support for teaching online?

How can I provide access to online learning resources for my courses?

  • Linking to resources in courses explains how to link or embed online articles, ebooks, videos and more in your courses
  • If you use a learning resource in your course that is not available online, your liaison librarian may be able to assist you to access it or to find an alternative

What other services are available for teaching staff?

Services for teachers has information on subject guides, training, linking to resources, and support your liaison librarian can provide to help develop your students' information and digital literacy skills.



    Can I get help using UQ Research Data Manager (UQRDM)?

    How can I submit my HDR Research Progress Report?

    Get instructions on how to upload your fortnightly HDR Research Progress Report to your project record in the UQRDM and share it with your advisors.

    I am applying for a grant – how do I get assistance with my publication metrics?

    Supporting for grant writing is available:

    Access UQ eSpace to manage your research outputs

    UQ eSpace, the University of Queensland's open access institutional repository, is available for you to manage your scholarly works and share the data.

    As a UQ researcher, you can choose to make the author accepted manuscript available via UQ eSpace, under the Green open access model, and avoid paying any article processing charges.

    I need access to print collections to continue my research 

    In the interests of physical distancing and reducing the transmission of COVID-19, the University of Queensland Library has closed most of its locations and its print collections until further notice.  However, we are aware that researchers, higher degree by research (HDR) students, and honours students may require access to print collections for their research and will provide a priority retrieval service for those students and staff who require items housed in the following libraries:

    • Architecture and Music Library
    • Central Library
    • Law Library
    • Library Warehouse
    Process for obtaining print items
    1. Email by 3pm on weekdays (excluding public holidays) and provide the details of the items you require. Please include the title, author, and call number location to assist with retrieval. If you are a student, please include your student number.
    2. Items will be retrieved from the collections and cleaned.
    3. Items will be ready for you to collect (UQ ID card required) between 11am and 1pm on the following Tuesday or Friday. Please go to the AskUs service point on Level 1 and follow directions to the collection point. (Delivery times for items from the Warehouse may vary. We will email you when these items are ready to collect.)
    4. There is no need to return borrowed items until the library print collection reopens but if you would like to return items please use the book return chute located near the collection point on Level 1 of Central Library
    Scan and deliver service

    We will also provide scanned copies of articles or chapters from journals, books, conference proceedings, and theses held in the following libraries: 

    • Architecture and Music Library
    • Central Library
    • Law Library 
    • Library Warehouse 

    Please follow the usual document delivery process to place requests. We will scan the item and send you an email with a link to the digital copy.  

    Process for consulting items from Fryer Library

    The Fryer Reading Room is temporarily closed until further notice for the health and safety of our clients. Fryer Library staff are available to assist you online and can help you obtain the information you need from Fryer physical collections while they are unavailable. Our staff are available via email,, 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. We are happy to answer your queries about Fryer Library collections and can offer consultations for researchers, academics and students via phone and Zoom calls.

    I'm completing a thesis and need some research assistance

    • We offer a range of services for higher degree by research (HDR) students to support your research needs. Learn about the key services and tools you can access during your candidature
    • Liaison librarians are available to support honours or postgraduate coursework students completing a thesis. Contact us about your research, or to arrange a consultation.

    What other services are available to researchers and HDRs?

    •  Services for researchers provides information about finding funding, managing research data, publishing and metrics
    •  Services for HDRs provides information about the key services and tools you can access during your candidature

    Contact your liaison librarian for help.

    Hospital staff


    What services are available for hospital staff?

    • We support staff at the UQ/Mater McAuley Hospital and Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH). Members can get research assistance, request help with literature searches and speak with expert librarians about finding information.
    • Services for hospital staff has more information about our services