Study success

Aims and objectives

This module will:

  • introduce you to Library facilities, including IT, spaces and opening hours
  • explore Library resources that will help with your studies.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • use Library facilities including 24/7 study spaces, printing services, computers and group study rooms 
  • find resources, such as reading lists, past exam papers and eBooks 
  • access the software available on Library computers.

1. Library spaces, printing and support

The Library provides easy access to information as well as physical spaces for learning and research. Services the Library provides include:

  • AskUs service points dedicated to assist with finding information and resources, including reading lists and past exam papers
  • Research support
  • Student IT support
  • 24/7 Study spaces
  • Printing and copying services
  • Group and individual study spaces
  • Library computers
  • Assistive technology rooms.

AskUs Service

The AskUs service provides help and information for students and staff and can be found in each campus, hospital Library and via online chat. We can help you with a range of queries including:

  • finding information — help with searching, accessing resources and research support
  • technology issues — downloading software, printing, connecting to wifi, issues with Learn.UQ
  • general enquiries — borrowing and membership.

Library locations

The Library has multiple locations across different campuses and each location supports different subject areas. The Library provides spaces for individual and collaborative work and specific quiet study areas. There are also assistive technology rooms at St Lucia and height adjustable desks across locations. Floor plans are available on each library location page.

St Lucia Campus

Library Collections 24/7 study spaces
Architecture & Music Library Studies in Architecture, Music and Regional/Town planning No
Biological Sciences Library  Study space only Yes
Central Library Education, Australian Studies, Business and Economics, English and Australian Literature, History and Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Psychology, Criminology, Communication and Media Studies, Islamic Studies, Arts, Languages and Social Sciences, Engineering, Sciences.  Yes
Dorothy Hill Engineering & Sciences Library Study space, High Use collection. Yes
Fryer Library  Maintains special collections (non-circulating) relating to : Australian literature, art, architecture and theatre, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collections, Research collections of manuscripts, Theses, Rare books. No
Law Library (Walter Harrison Library) Law,  also contains the UQLA collection. Yes

Gatton Campus

Library Collections 24/7 study spaces
Gatton Library (J.K. Murray Library) Agriculture, Animal Science, Equine Science, Horticulture, Parks and Wildlife Management, Veterinary Science, Veterinary Technology, Wildlife Science Yes

Health Libraries

Library Collections 24/7 study spaces
Herston Health Sciences Library  Medicine, Dentistry, Health and Nursing.  Also contains The Otto Hirschfeld Collection. Yes
PACE Health Sciences Library

Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing and Health.


Opening Hours

Opening hours vary between Library locations and at different times of the semester. Opening hours for each location can be found on the Library website.

24/7 facilities

Many libraries are available to use 24/7. To enter them after hours, tap your student ID card on the card reader beside the door. Please keep your student ID with you at all times as security patrols these spaces after service hours.

For help outside of hours, please contact UQ Security: + 61 7 336 51234

In an emergency

  • Phone: + 61 7 336 53333
  • Use a red emergency phone, direct to UQ Security. You do not need to dial on emergency phones.

Study space outside the Library

St Lucia

Duhig Place is an outdoor study space next to Central Library, which includes:

  • Shaded seats and tables
  • Power points
  • Wi-fi (eduroam)
  • Braille trail leading to the Central Library
  • Well-lit areas for evening use.
Duhig Place outdoor study space.
Gatton Library undercroft.

The undercroft beneath the new Library is an outdoor, cool study space, where you’ll find:

  • Seats and tables
  • Wi-fi


Finding and booking a room

Bookable group meeting rooms and individual study rooms are available in different Library locations.

You can book a room for a maximum of:

  • three hours per session
  • three sessions (9 hours) per calendar week.

Log in to UQ Book It to make a booking. See our UQ Systems module for more information. 

For example,  you could book one of the two group rooms on Level 5 of Duhig Tower from 13:00 to 16:00 for three consecutive days, for group assignment meetings.


How to book a room through UQ BookIt
Booking a group room in the library

Printing in the Library

You can easily check your print credit by logging into My Library, selecting the Printing Balance, and top up your account as required. Learn more about printing, scanning and copying at UQ.

Did you know you can print from your mobile phone?  For more information, see our module on UQ Systems.