On this page: Hours, location and contact; Facilities; Floor plans and accessible featuresCollections.

The University, the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital jointly fund the Herston Health Sciences Library.

Located within the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital the library provides resources and services to support the teaching, learning and research needs of:

  • UQ staff and students
  • Staff of the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) and the
  • Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

RBWH & Lady Cilento staff see services for hospital staff for more information.

Hours, location and contact



Herston Health Sciences Library,
Block 6 Level 6,
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital,
Brisbane QLD 4029

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Email:    hhsl@library.uq.edu.au

Phone:  +61 7 3365 5353 - General enquiries

Phone: +61 7 3365 5452 - Library assistance for Lady Cilento Hospital staff

Find the librarian for your school, centre or institute



Facilities snapshot

  • 43 computers
  • 2 group rooms 
  • individual study spaces
  • 24/7 space 
  • eZone
  • adjustable desk

The after-hours book return chute is located outside the entrance to the Library. During opening hours, return all items to the returns chute at the service point. 

24/7 space

The eZone is accessible 24/7.  After-hours access is via the corridor between the library entrance and the UQ Health Sciences building, Level 6 Block 6 and the UQ Health Sciences building.

UQ students and staff can apply for swipe access by emailing idcards@library.uq.edu.au with their full name and student number/staff number. Carry your UQ ID card with you. 

Hospital staff who are UQ Library members can apply for swipe access at the library desk during library opening hours.

Floor plans and accessible facilities

  • eZone
  • Qld Health network access
  • adjustable workstation
  • journals and books
  • group rooms (1 & 2)
  • reading room

View information for clients with disabilities.




  • dentistry
  • indigenous health
  • medical history
  • medicine (all fields)
  • nursing
  • nutrition
  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • oral health
  • orthopaedics 



  • paediatric and child health
  • pathology
  • psychiatry
  • social and preventative medicine
  • surgery
  • tropical health


The Otto Hirschfeld Collection - a collection of historical medical books and papers.