Fryer Library requests suspended until further notice

From 26 March, requests for all Fryer Library items will be suspended until further notice for the health and safety of our clients. See temporary changes to library hours and services for more information.

When to place a request

Request all items that have Fryer in the library location before your visit to ensure they are available when you visit.

Some items are:

  • located offsite and may take up to 5 business days to arrive.
  • restricted, please allow 10 business days for us to request access on your behalf.

How to place a request

Requesting has been temporarily suspended while the Fryer Library is closed.

If you have questions about the status of your request, contact us:

All items will be available for use in the Fryer Reading Room, they may not be borrowed. Go to the Fryer service point on level 4 of the Duhig Tower and ask for your requested items.

Items in Library Search

When to request an item

Request items in Library Search for the following types of items only:

  • Books from the Woolcock collection
  • Print theses with Fryer – preorder item location

Please note these materials may take 4 – 5 business days after the request is submitted to be available.

How to request

  1. Click the Place a request link in the record. You will be prompted for your UQ username and password
  2. Select a pickup location: Select Fryer - Theses and Woolcock only to request access to theses and Woolcock items held by Fryer
    • UQ Staff, Students and Alumni Library members may request an item
    • Library members and the community may contact the Fryer Library to request access to an item
    • Fryer items cannot be borrowed. They must be used in the Fryer Library reading room. Items can take up to 4 - 5 business days to be available
  3. Click Submit. Library copies of this item will be listed
  4. Click a radio button to select the copy you wish to borrow, noting the location and availability of the item
  5. Click the Request Selected Item button

Access restrictions

A small number of items have some restrictions on their use. This may be due to preservation concerns for fragile material. In other cases the donor stipulates that part or all of a collection may only be used by approved researchers, or that it is closed for a specified period.

If the catalogue indicates that there is a restriction, please contact us in advance to discuss possible access arrangements.