Our commitment to equity

We will do whatever we can to assist you in having equitable access to resources and services available through the Library. We encourage you to contact our staff (on this page) if you need assistance or advice. 

Start with UQ Student Services

UQ Student Services coordinates support for students with disabilities at the university.

Contact a Disability Adviser at Student Services to discuss your situation and activate UQ and Library support services.

Access to Library resources

Online resources accessibility

We purchase and subscribe to online resources such as databases and eBooks in preference to print materials. While these materials are generally convenient to access -  we are aware that some of these products are not accessible to everyone.

Contact your Librarian for assistance on difficult-to-use resources.

Print item scanning for visual impairment

We scan print items, such as books and articles, into a more usable format where there is no suitable electronic version. 

To use the scanning service:

  • students must be registered with Student Services
  • the item must be related to your research or study
  • submit requests as far ahead possible. Scanning typically takes 5 working days

Request a print item scan (online form)

Borrowing, book retrieval, photocopying and printing

UQ Student Services may provide a participation assistant to help with borrowing Library materials. If you do not have a participation assistant, speak to staff in your Library for help retrieving items from the shelf or for photocopying or printing assistance. 

We appreciate these requests in advance as staff time is limited.

Website accessibility

The Library website aims to conform with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 to Level AA.

You can help us fix any accessibility problems on our site by reporting them to webmaster@library.uq.edu.au.

Our facilities

  • are wheelchair accessible
  • provide lifts
  • provide height adjustable desks

View floor plans for accessible features of our Library locations.

Assistive technology rooms

Assistive technology rooms contain special software and equipment and are available to students authorised by their Disability Adviser.

LocationLevel 1Social Sciences and Humanities Library (Duhig North, Building 12).

24-hour spaces

Some of our locations are open 24-hours/7-days during semester study periods. The spaces are monitored by UQ security but are unstaffed during out-of-hours periods:

  • make sure you have your UQ Student ID card with you
  • always protect your belongings and take them with you
  • add UQ security as a phone contact. Contact UQ security if you require assistance

Safety during an evacuation

  • your Disability Advisor from Student Services can organise an evacuation walk-through of your 24-hour location
  • 24-hour facilities have refuge areas inside Fire stairwells with emergency red phones that connect directly to UQ security
  • make yourself known to a UQ security guard or Library staff if you need help during an evacuation

We value your feedback on our locations and facilities.

Library contacts

Contact our staff for a consultation or for questions on finding and accessing Library resources.

Architecture and Music Library, UQ St Lucia Campus

Dorothy Hill Engineering and Sciences Library, UQ St Lucia Campus

Walter Harrison Law Library, UQ St Lucia Campus

Social Sciences and Humanities Library, UQ St Lucia Campus

UQ Gatton Library

Herston Health Sciences Library

UQ/Mater McAuley Library