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.

New spaces in Central Library open Monday 2 September. Renovation works have provided a range of great spaces for you to enjoy.

Hours

  • 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.

View all opening hours

Contact

+61 7 334 64312 Find your librarian

Postal address

Central Library
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072

 

Social Sciences and Humanities Library.

Facilities

  • 1060 total seats
  • 130 computers
  • 24/7 spaces

Rooms you can book

Book a room:

  • 12 group meeting rooms
  • 2 individual study rooms
  • 1 presentation room
  • 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
  • Group meeting rooms N2014A-F
  • Presentation room N206
  • Accessible kitchenette with fridge, microwave, hot and cold water and seating
  • 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