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)

Services for RBWH staff


Community members and visitors can access the Herston Health Sciences Library from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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+61 7 3365 5353 (general enquiries) 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
  • Training room
  • 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
  • Reference & high-use collection
  • Otto Hirschfeld general collection
  • Consultation room 0910-612
  • Otto Hirschfeld collection
  • 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

Collection strengths


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.