The University of Queensland Library provides a physical and virtual environment that aims to ensure that any student with a disability can effectively access and manage the information they need for their learning and research. Many of our services are available 24x7 and our client-focussed staff are happy to help you locate and use information efficiently.

The Library website aims to conform to the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 to Level AA. Online assistance is offered through the Ask the Library and Ask I.T. Help services. If you need special assistance please contact us. Although all library staff can assist you, there are designated staff on each campus to look after the interests of users with a disability, or you could use the Feedback link at the foot of this page to make your needs known to us.

Training in effective information access and the use of computers is provided. Individual training in the use of specialist software and equipment can be arranged through the Student Services Learning Hub - Disability – see http://www.uq.edu.au/student-services/accessibility for more information.

Library facilities are designed to provide easy access and all allow for wheelchair access. On the St Lucia campus, Assistive Technology Rooms which are located in the UQ Graduate Study Area, Level 4, Duhig Building, are equipped with assistive software for students with vision impairment, mobility or learning disabilities. The UQ Ipswich Library and Gatton Library are equipped with similar facilities.

Find out about the Library and its services early in your time at the University and do not hesitate to ask for help or check out the website for services that may be helpful to you.

Robert Gerrity
University Librarian

Which Library

Our libraries are located on the St Lucia, Gatton and Ipswich campuses and in three teaching hospitals.

Consult the Locations page for more details. The floor plans indicate the location of lifts and wheelchair accessible toilets in each branch, and also the locations of height-adjustable computer workstations and desks.


Students borrow from the collection by presenting their student cards. Generous borrowing privileges facilitate student learning.

Find out more by accessing our Borrowing guides.

If you have any questions about borrowing or about your library record, you can ask at the Loans Desk in any library.

Special loan arrangements may be organised through your branch library. Please contact the Student Services Learning Hub - Disability, to discuss your needs.

Although the Library normally requires students to borrow in person, we do offer a service for people whose disabilities prevent them from attending the library regularly. If you would like to nominate another person to borrow on your behalf, please fill out and return this form.


To access some Library services, you will need to prove that you are a member of the University of Queensland Library.

To borrow, you will need your student card.

For the following online activities:

  • Placing requests via the catalogue on items that are currently on loan
  • Checking, renewing loans, cancelling holds and checking document delivery requests
  • Accessing some databases, electronic journals and electronic books (licenses restrict access to current UQ staff and students)

you will need your UQ username and password (as used for my.SI-net).

For more details, visit the Login Help page.

Facilities and Services for users with disabilities

This information is found on the pages Facilities for users with disabilities and Services for users with disabilities.