Central Library

Central library (Social Sciences and Humanities Library between 1998-2019) combines a large multidisciplinary collection and 24/7 study space for students. This library was renamed on 1 February 2019. Find out more about the Return of Central Library.

Levels one and two are closed for library upgrades to create more space and better facilities. Upgrades are expected to go from December 2018 to mid-2019.


  • Community members and visitors have access to the Central Library from 7am - 10pm Monday to Friday and 7am - 6pm Saturday and Sunday.
  • A UQ ID card is required after hours to use 24/7 spaces.

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+61 7 334 64312 Find your librarian

Postal address

Central Library
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072


Social Sciences and Humanities Library.


  • 815 total seats
  • 130 computers
  • 24/7 spaces

Rooms you can book

Book a room:

  • 6 group meeting rooms
  • 2 individual study rooms
  • 3 Postgraduate group meeting rooms
  • 17 Postgraduate individual study rooms
  • 3 assistive technology rooms

Floor plans and accessible facilities

Level one

24/7 High-Use collection and study space.

  • Collections:
    • High-Use
    • Requested items
  • AskUs service point
  • Book returns
  • Meeting Rooms N105-N106A
  • Study rooms N107D, N107E
  • Assistive technology rooms N107A–N107C
  • Consultation room
  • Computers
  • Print, scan and copy
  • Toilets
  • Postgraduate lockers

Information for clients with disabilities.

Level 1 Floor plan, Central Library

Level two 

24/7 study space.

  • Computers
  • Print, scan and copy
  • Toilets

Level 2 floor plan, Central Library.

Level three

24/7 collections and study space.

  • Collections:
    • Books and journals
    • Reshelving
  • Meeting Room N311
  • Computers
  • Print, scan and copy
  • Height adjustable desk
  • Toilets

Level 3, floor plan, Central Library

Level four

24/7 collections and Study space.

  • Collections:
    • Books and Journals
    • Chinese Resource Centre
    • Curriculum resources
    • Folios
    • Maps
    • Microform
    • Newspapers
  • Postgraduate study centre:
    • Group meeting rooms 
    • Individual study rooms
    • Lockers
  • Meeting Room N412
  • Computers
  • Print, scan and copy
  • Height adjustable desks
  • Toilets

Level 4 floor plan, Central Library.

Finding your way in the Library

A two minute guide to Central Library.


Study space outside the Library

Duhig Place is an outdoor study space next to the Central Library, where you'll find:

  • Shaded seats and tables
  • Power points
  • Wi-fi (eduroam)
  • Braille trail leading to the Central Library
  • Well-lit areas for evening use