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


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+61 7 3365 5353 (general enquiries)+61 7 3365 5452 (LCCH staff) 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
  • Meeting rooms
  • Study rooms
  • Reference & high-use collection
  • Otto Hirschfeld general collection
  • Consultation room
  • Otto Hirschfeld collection
  • Auto loan machine
  • Qld Health network access
  • Computers
  • Height-adjustable workstation
  • Desks/seating
  • Journals and books
  • Printing, scanning and photocopying
  • After hours access through training room

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.