The UQ Ipswich campus originally housed the Sandy Gallop Asylum, which opened in 1878. By 1968, the hospital, known as the Challinor Centre was a diverse facility accommodating 600 people. When the State Government advised in 1998 that the Challinor Centre would close, the University of Queensland announced plans to develop a campus on the site. For more information, please follow the link to UQ Ipswich Campus: Progression of an Institution.


The UQ Ipswich Library is located in Building 8.

Entry to the Library is from Level 2. Information on transport is available from the University’s Transport Guide.

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  Level 2 Level 3
Autoloan machine  
Ask I.T. Help Desk  
Computers (180)
High Use  
Information and loans desk  
Lockable desks – Postgraduate only  
Photocopying and Printing
Photocopying and Printing - autoloader  
Study Spaces - Graduate Study Area  

Study Spaces - Group Rooms

Study Spaces - Individual Rooms

Toilets for disabled users  
Water fountain  

Opening Hours

Lockable Desks

Lockable desks are available for postgraduate students on Level 3 in the Graduate Study Area. These are available on a casual basis for 7 day loans and keys can be borrowed at the Loans Desk on Level 2.


The strengths of the UQ Ipswich Library collections are in business, economics, sociology, psychology, humanities, medicine, nursing, midwifery, health and paramedic sciences. They are housed on Level 2.


Books and other materials can be returned through the chutes inside Building 8 on Level 2, next to the Student Centre desk. There is an after-hours return chute at the entrance to Building 8 which is accessible when the building is closed.

Disability Support

The UQ Ipswich Library is wheelchair accessible via the main entrance and all levels of the building are served by lifts.

There is a computer with widescreen monitor for clients with disabilities located in Study Room 6 on Level 3. Bookings can be made at the Loans Desk.

This room also contains a Smartview Magnifier for easy reading of print pages.

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