Social Sciences & Humanities Library


  • Library members have access 7am - 10pm Monday to Friday and 7am - 6pm Saturday and Sunday.
  • A UQ ID card is required after hours to use 24/7 spaces. Touch your card to the card reader for entry.

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Postal address

Social Sciences and Humanities Library
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072


Social Sciences and Humanities Library.


  • 815 total seats
  • 130 computers
  • 24/7 spaces

Rooms you can book

Book a room:

  • 6 group meeting rooms
  • 2 individual study rooms
  • 3 Postgraduate group meeting rooms
  • 17 Postgraduate individual study rooms
  • 3 assistive technology rooms

Floor plans and accessible facilities

Level one

  • AskUs service point
  • Reading room
  • The Hive
  • Meeting rooms
  • Study rooms
  • Assistive technology rooms
  • Book Dispensing Machine (BDM)
  • High-Use collection
  • Requested items
  • Book returns
  • Consultation space
  • Computers
  • Computer availability display
  • Printing, scanning and photocopying
  • Desks/Seating
  • Auto loan machine
  • 24/7 spaces

Information for clients with disabilities.

Floor plan, level 1

Level two 

Stairwell, lift and toilets are open 24/7.

  • Meeting room N213
  • Newspapers
  • Maps
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Curriculum Resources collection
  • East Asian collection
  • Chinese Resources Centre
  • Multimedia
  • Journals
  • Quartos
  • Folios
  • Reference section
  • Computers
  • Printing, scanning and photocopying
  • Desks/Seating

Floor plan level 2

Level three

  • Books A-Z
  • Group meeting room N311
  • Postgraduate lockers
  • Auto loan machine
  • Computers
  • Printing, scanning and photocopying
  • Desks/Seating
  • Height adjustable desk
  • Stairwell, lift, toilets and meeting room N311 are open 24/7

Level four

  • Postgraduate group meeting rooms
  • Postgraduate individual study rooms
  • Postgraduate study centre
  • Postgraduate lockers
  • Printing, scanning and photocopying
  • Height-adjustable desks
  • 24/7 spaces
  • Kitchenette

Floor plan, level 5


Study space outside the Library

Duhig Place is an outdoor study space next to the Social Sciences and Humanities Library, where you'll find:

  • Shaded seats and tables
  • Power points
  • Wi-fi (eduroam)
  • Braille trail leading to the Social Sciences and Humanities Library
  • Well-lit areas for evening use


Australian statistics

These publications, issued by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and its predecessors, can be viewed in the Library. They are not available for loan. Many items are also available online from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Curriculum resources

A teaching methods collection of resources and related curriculum items.

East Asian collection

Chinese, Japanese and Korean language collection, containing traditional and contemporary literature. 

Multimedia collection

English, European and Asian languages' collection covering a wide subject range, including:

  • documentaries
  • training films
  • feature films

Some multimedia items are also located in the general collection.

Collection strengths

  • Australian Studies
  • Business and Economics
  • English and Australian Literature
  • History and Political Science
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Psychology

Developing strengths in emerging research areas:

  • Criminology
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Islamic Studies