Herston Health Sciences Library

The library provides resources and services to support the teaching, learning and research needs of:

  • UQ staff and students
  • Staff of the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH).

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 can access the Herston Health Sciences Library during regular service hours.

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+61 7 3365 5214  Find your librarian

Postal address

Herston Health Sciences Library
Block 6 Level 6
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Brisbane QLD 4029


Herston Health Sciences Library.


  • 43 computers
  • Individual study spaces
  • Group study tables
  • 3 Conversation pods
  • Training room
  • Heigh-adjustable desk

Rooms you can book

group meeting rooms 

Book return

The after-hours book return chute is located outside the entrance to the Library. During opening hours, return all items to the returns chute at the service point. 

24/7 space

The training room is accessible 24/7.  Access is via the corridor between the library entrance and the UQ Health Sciences building, Level 6 Block 6 and the UQ Health Sciences building.

  • UQ students and staff can swipe their UQ ID card for access
  • Hospital staff who are UQ Library members can apply for swipe access at the library desk during library opening hours.

Floorplan and accessible facilities

  • AskUs service point
  • Training room 0910-621
  • Meeting rooms 0910-619, 0910-620
  • Study rooms
  • General collection
    • Otto Hirschfeld
    • Reference 
  • High-use collection
  • Consultation room 0910-612
  • Self-service machine
  • QLD Health network access
  • Computers
  • Height-adjustable workstation
  • Desks/seating
  • Journals and books
  • Print, scan and copy
  • After hours access to the training room
  • Toilets

Information for clients with disabilities.

Floor plan Herston Library

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Special collection

The Otto Hirschfeld Collection - A generous grant in 1958 by former UQ Chancellor Dr Otto Hirschfeld enabled the establishment of this collection of historical medical books and papers.