The Herston Health Sciences Library is located on Level 6 of Block 6 of the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston Road, Herston. It provides resources and services to support the teaching, learning and research needs of UQ staff and students, in addition to hospital staff located on the Herston site. The University, the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and the Royal Children's Hospital jointly fund the Herston Health Sciences Library. Information on transport is available from the University’s Transport Guide.

Contact Us



Autoloan machine
Computers (39)
High Use
Information and loans desk
Photocopying and Printing
Photocopying and Printing - autoloader

Study Spaces - Group Rooms

Study Spaces - Individual
Toilets for disabled users

Opening Hours


The strengths of the Herston Health Sciences Library are indigenous health, medical history, medicine (all fields), nursing, nutrition, obstetrics and gynaecology, orthopaedics, paediatric and child health, pathology, psychiatry, social and preventative medicine, surgery and tropical health.

The Otto Hirschfeld Collection
The Herston Health Sciences Library houses the Otto Hirschfeld Collection - a collection of historical medical books and papers.


The after-hours book return chute is located outside the main entrance to the Herston Health Sciences Library. When the Library is open items are returned to the return chute located at the loans desk.

Disability Support

There are toilet facilities for students with disabilities.

There is an adjustable desk.

More information can be found at Support for Users with Disabilities.