Services for hospital staff

We support staff at the Mater Hospital & Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH). Members can borrow items from library collections, get research assistance, request help with literature searches and speak with expert librarians about finding information. 

  • From 11 September UQ/Mater McAuley Library is permanently closed. We will continue to deliver information and services to our Mater-based UQ staff and students online. You can return your loans at the Mater McAuley Library until 4pm, Wednesday 30 September. Use the after-hours return chute located at the rear of the Library.
  • The Herston Health Sciences Library space and collection are closed until further notice. 

Read Print collections start to reopen from 15 June for more on locations and collections reopening.

Your membership


Join UQ Library

Membership is free for staff at serviced hospitals. Membership expires each year in December. We will remind you to renew online by email.


Temporary borrowing rules are in place as print collections reopen. Item requests are available. Loan recalls are suspended. Read more about our borrowing rules.

As a hospital library member you can:

  • Borrow unlimited general items from any UQ library location
  • Visit our UQ library locations
  • Request an item to have it delivered to your campus library

Libraries & librarians


Literature search
Let our team of Librarians search the databases for you. Our searches provide you with clinical evidence to inform specific patient cases, organisational changes and update clinical guidelines.
Request document
Use our free Document Delivery service for an item not available through the Library or the Clinical Knowledge Network (CKN)

Online resources

Clinical Knowledge Network (CKN) is an online collection of key health databases, books and journals. It is available to all QLD Health staff.  See our CKN guide.

For COVID-19 information sources, visit our library guide. A key resource is CKN’s COVID-19 (coronavirus) information centre.

A selection of UQ databases, eBooks and eJournals can also be accessed from Library computers.


Our referencing guides will help you format your reference list in styles such as APA, Vancouver and AMA.

EndNote software stores and manages references from databases, Google Scholar and more. Use Endnote to quickly create a reference list. Contact your librarian for EndNote help and training.


We offer customised training sessions in the Library or your department. We can provide in-service training or individual consultations.

First-time training attendees should email to register.  In the email include your Library membership username (e.g. emjsmith) and the date and time of the training session. We’ll email to confirm within 2 business days.  After registering, book training sessions directly via the training links. 


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