As a UQ student or staff member, you can access most Library resources off-campus wherever you have internet access. Licensing conditions for a few databases state that you need to be physically on-campus or within the Library.

You can easily and seamlessly access UQ Library's online resources off-campus by:

  • logging in to the Library
  • using OpenAthens login options
  • setting up Google Scholar

UQ Alumni: See Services for alumni for resources available off-campus with a current Alumni Library membership.

Why off-campus access is different

When you're on campus, many databases and publishers recognise that you're on the UQ network and give you access without you needing to log in.

If you're off-campus and not logged in, databases and publishers may not recognise that you're from UQ and that you should have access, unless you have an active authenticated session.

Most reliable access is via the Library website

  • We've set up the Library website so that you can log in from anywhere to access resources
  • Log in before you use Library Search to see all results and streamline accessing online resources

If you hit a paywall

If you follow a link from a search engine, website, email or social media, you might be prompted to log in or pay to view the resource. The Library may have this resource in its collection and you can access it via:

Option 1 - look for a login option

We are part of the OpenAthens Federation, with login options often available on provider platforms where they are part of this Federation.

  1. Look for options such as: Log in via your Institution or Log in via OpenAthens
  2. Choose University of Queensland (OpenAthens), and log in to UQ Authenticate to access resources. 

Option 2 - try Library Search

Use Library Search to search for and access the resource - this will give you links to access available resources, or request options if the resource is not currently available.

Access full text directly from Google Scholar

You can setup your Google Scholar preferences to show the link View @ UQ Library on your search results. This will give you direct access to online articles when you are off-campus. You can also use the Get @ UQ Library option for requesting resources by document delivery.

Google Scholar does not index all resources, so try Library Search if you don’t find it in Google Scholar.

Sharing links with other UQ students and staff

See Link or embed resources in courses for how to share links that will work off-campus for UQ students and staff.