Services for alumni

Stay connected to the UQ community through the library. Even after you graduate, you have access to our physical spaces, resources, and a selection of our collections.

Professional development

Access resources to support your personal and professional development.

Build digital capabilities
Use our Digital Essentials online modules to build digital capabilities and check your knowledge.
Software training resources
Work through training manuals provided by our trainers. Some of the classes also have a class recording available via YouTube.
Continue your learning with UQ. Browse free online courses in a variety of subjects.

Alumni membership

You're welcome in our libraries. Find a quiet place to read, use the collections, attend an event, and enjoy the atmosphere at one of the cafés nearby. Visit us online and immerse yourself in digital stories and exhibitions, listen to a literary lecture, and access electronic resources.

An annual membership to the Library gives you access to more:

  • Membership costs $75 per year or $50 per 6 months.
  • Newly graduated? Get a new graduate membership, your first year is free.

Electronic resources available to alumni members

Become a member to access electronic resources available to UQ alumni

Publisher license agreements prevent us from offering complete access to our electronic resources but we continue to seek to negotiate more access for our alumni members. View the current list of electronic resources for UQ Alumni members here or browse a selection of those resources below. 

Business Source Alumni Edition

Business Source Alumni Edition provides access to full-text business magazines and journals, of which a number are peer-reviewed. It includes publications in nearly every area of business including marketing, management, accounting, finance, econometrics, economics and more.

Cambridge Core journals online

Cambridge Core journals online provides access to the full text of Cambridge University Press journals over a wide range of topics.

Wiley Online Library journals

Wiley Online Library hosts a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press journals

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press journals includes selected titles in cancer, neuroscience, plant genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics.

CSIRO online journals

CSIRO online journals provides online access to full text journals published by CSIRO Publishing and produced in co-operation with a number of other scientific societies in Australia and New Zealand.

Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a collaboration between libraries and publishers providing full-text online access to resources in the humanities, arts, and social sciences.

Annual reviews online

Annual Reviews publishes analytic reviews in focused disciplines within the biomedical, physical, and social sciences.

OECD iLibrary

OCED Library is the online publications portal of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Provides full text access to OECD periodicals, books and statistics, grouped in various subject themes.


AustLit is an authoritative database of Australian literature and storytelling.


JSTOR - back issues of paper journals in electronic format. Subject collections include: Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences, Business, Ecology and Botany, General Science, Language and Literature, Mathematics and Statistics and Music.

Open access resources

License agreements prevent us from offering complete access to our electronic resources but we can connect you to open educational resources. A growing number of peer-reviewed journals and books are available under open access. Some of these are listed below. Contact our librarian team if you need expert advice or research guidance. 

Using the library

As a UQ alum, you are welcome to use any of our libraries. Check our building hours for community members and visitors and library locations for floor plans and a list of facilities available. Most of our physical collections are available in Central Library on levels 3 and 4. Visit from 7am to 10pm Monday to Friday and 7am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday. Get directions to Central Library.

Been a while since you visited campus? Email us at to request a library tour of our spaces and learn about new developments and some of the exciting things we have planned. 

Borrowing from the general collection

With your alumni membership, you can:

  • Borrow unlimited items from our general collection
  • Unlimited renewals (unless recalled)
  • Request items on loan, from other campuses, and from the Library Warehouse.

Bring your library card to borrow items at our self-service loan machines.

Print and scan

Printing and scanning is available to visitors.  To print you must:

  1. Buy and register a print/copy card
  2. Log in to a computer as a guest or use the multifunction printer  

Stay connected

There are many ways you can stay connected with your Library beyond visiting our spaces and using the collections. Explore our annual program of events and other activities.

Awards and Fellowships
We provide annual awards and fellowships to promote high-quality research and recognise student academic achievement. Made possible with the support of our donors.
Discover more about the library and the collections at our annual talks, exhibitions, and behind-the-scenes tours.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library is a group that is committed to supporting the University Library and its collections. Members receive invitations to a range of events throughout the year.
UQP and the Generation of '68
Award-winning biographer Craig Munro speaks about the literary revolution that began at St Lucia
In times like these, what would Oodgeroo do?
Presented by multi-award-winning writer Alexis Wright
Fryer Folios
Fryer Folios illustrates the range of special collections in the Fryer Library and showcases scholarly research based on these sources.