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Borrow from other libraries

If we don’t have the item that you’re after, we are able to help you source it from another USQ or external library.

Interlibrary loan service

We are able to help you obtain material not held in the USQ Library collection. This service is primarily aimed at academic staff and postgraduate researchers to support their teaching and research needs.

Client type How to request Payment options and cost  Annual quota
USQ undergraduate students Contact us
  • Cost is $16.50 per request.
USQ postgraduate and research students (including Honours, Engineering Project students) Request online via DocEx*
  • Use your Interlibrary loan quota 
USQ academic staff Request online via DocEx*
  • Select your Staff quota

Turnaround time:

Approximately 1-2 weeks.  You will be notified by email when items are received.   


*Need help using DocEx?

Please note you are only charged or the quota debited if we are successful in obtaining the item. Some interlibrary loans are more expensive to obtain such as theses, overseas loans, and items required urgently.

 Borrowing from other universities

You can borrow from any university library in Australia in accordance with the bi-national reciprocal borrowing agreement (University Libraries of Australia and New Zealand - ULANZ). The library catalogues of Australian libraries can be accessed online.

How do I join?

To be able to join the program, you will need to be currently enrolled in courses. Joining can be done at the Library of your choice, however you will need to take:

  • photo ID (eg driver's license or student card)
  • proof of your enrolment (eg a printout from UConnect of your current semester's enrolment. Please note that student cards will not be acceptable as proof of enrolment.)
  • your login details for UConnect (as some Libraries may ask you to login to UConnect to verify your enrolment).

Some libraries may charge a joining fee, and restrictions usually apply on what you can access and the number of items you may borrow.

Membership is valid up to 28 February of the following year and you must re-join each year.

If you encounter problems joining another university library please contact us.

Borrowing from Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE (Toowoomba campus)

USQ Students may join and borrow from the Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE (SQIT) Library. To arrange membership, please contact us.

Borrowing from a university Library outside of Australia

If you live overseas and wish to join a Library in their surrounding area are encouraged to approach that Library to find out if they are eligible for membership. We can provide Letters of Introduction if this is a requirement of the local Library. Contact us to request a Letter of Introduction.