As a UQ student and staff you can access most Library resources off-campus wherever you have internet access. Licensing conditions for a few databases only state that you need to be 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 the EZproxy widget
  • setting up Google Scholar

Alumni have access to a selection of databases off-campus and your access is via the Alumni page.

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 don't recognise that you're from UQ and that you should have access.

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 search to see all results and to access full text

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 document. The Library may have this document in its collection and you can access it via:

Option 1

You can paste the DOI or the URL below to access the article as a UQ staff or student.

Option 2

Search UQ Library for the article/document - this will give you all available ways to access it, or request it if we don't hold it.

Access full text directly from Google Scholar

If you are using Google Scholar, you can set up your preferences to show the link View @ UQ Library on your search results. This will give you direct access to full-text articles when you are off-campus.

In Google Scholar, go to Settings, click on Library links, search for The University of Queensland Library, check View @ UQ Library and Save. Please deselect Get it @ UQ Library if you have this option selected. It is no longer current.

  • Note: Google Scholar does not index all of our licensed e-journals, so try UQ Library Search if you don’t find it in Google Scholar.

Sharing links with other UQ students and staff

See Linking to full text for how to share links that will work off-campus for UQ students and staff.