Central Library

Central Library (called Social Sciences and Humanities Library between 1998-2019) combines a large multidisciplinary collection and 24/7 study space for students.

Some services and resources have been relocated due to recent storms and level one is currently closed. AskUs is located on level two, item returns are on level three and High-Use and Requested Items is located on level four.

We're open online and on-campus

Our print collections have reopened and AskUs is available online and on-campus.

Please use physical distancing in library spaces:


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

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Postal address

Central Library
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072


Social Sciences and Humanities Library.


  • Current capacity: 370
  • 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

The assistive technology rooms have been temporarily relocated to level four of Duhig Tower.

Floor plans and accessible facilities

Level one

Level one is closed for repairs. See Central Library and Duhig Tower update for details.

Please enter Central Library through the level two entry to access higher floors. Access to the Duhig Tower is by its level two entry near Merlos.

Information for clients with disabilities.

Level 1 Floor plan, Central Library

Level two 

24/7 study space.

  • AskUs service point (temporary)
  • Lockers (temporary)
  • 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.

  • Returns (temporary)
  • 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:
    • High-Use and Requested Items (temporary)
    • 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.


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