When to place a request

Request all items that have Fryer in the library catalogue location before your visit to avoid delays in accessing items.

Please note that all items with preorder item next to the location in the library catalogue must be requested a minimum of 4 – 5 business days in advance of your visit to ensure their availability.

How to place a request

Submit an Item Request Form

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

All items will be available for collection from the Fryer desk, level 4, Duhig tower.

Fryer items are available for use in the reading room only. They may not be borrowed.

When to place a hold

Place a hold on 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 place a hold

  1. Click the Place a Hold button 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 place a hold
    • 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.