Warehouse

The Warehouse is a purpose-built, environmentally-controlled facility, located at the UQ Gatton campus, that can store and protect hundreds of thousands of books, journals, documents, and archives. The facility is one of the largest University Library storage sites in Australia and provides over 33 kilometres of storage which could accommodate a row of books that stretched from the University's St Lucia campus to Ipswich.

About the Warehouse

 

The Warehouse has regular and special motorised shelves for compact storage. Dedicated staff work on-site to maintain and organise currently more than 500,000 items stored there. More importantly, the staff fulfil your delivery and scanning requests.


Items stored in the Warehouse

 

Items that are rarely used but are important to our collection are moved into the Warehouse. The Warehouse is an important part of UQ Library’s management and maintenance of the collection.

 

 total floor area 2696m2, usable floor area 2002m2, total length of bookshelves 33177.6m, total bookshelf height 3145mm, shelf height 375mm, shelf length 1200m, 8 shelves per bookshelf, aisle width 1240mm.

Find and request items

UQ staff and students can find and request warehouse items via UQ Library Search. When you place a hold or make a document delivery request our Warehouse staff will retrieve the items. Copies will be sent to you electronically and items for loan will be delivered to your chosen pickup location.

Our fast and reliable UQ mail service pick up and deliver any physical items within 3 business days. You will receive an email notification when the item is available.

Journal articles

Email delivery

We scan journal articles and email the PDF scan within 5 working days.

  1. Search for the title of the journal in UQ Library Search
  2. Click on Check holdings at Warehouse 
  3. Click on Request document delivery. You must be logged in to see this option.
  4. Complete the online form
  5. Click Submit

You can request the loan of journal volumes. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Book chapters

Email delivery

To get a scanned version of a chapter from a book located in the Warehouse:

  1. Find the book in UQ Library Search
  2. Click on Check holdings at Warehouse to get the chapter details.
  3. Open our Book chapter request page and complete the form.
  4. Click Submit

A PDF of the scanned chapter will be emailed to you. See Request document delivery for more information about this service.

Books, maps and other physical items

Physical delivery

Place a Hold in your search result. Warehouse items can take up to 3 days to reach St Lucia. It may take a day or so longer for other locations.

Alumni, reciprocal and community borrowers

You can request books, maps and other physical items by placing a hold in your UQ Library Search result. You can request journal articles from the warehouse in person at any Library AskUs service point.

See our Membership page if you would like to become a member of the UQ Library.

Those who are not members of UQ Library can request journal articles from the Warehouse through their local library or through the National Library of Australia's Copies Direct service.

The supply of journal articles is subject to Copyright.

Relocation of Warehouse items

Items which have come back into demand can be transferred out of the warehouse into one of our branch libraries at any time. Please contact your liaison librarian if this is required.