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New journals on display   Rows of books on Level 3   Staff member helping somebody at the Information Desk   Book returns next to the Loans Desk

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 About Us

Sir James Duhig
Sir James Duhig
The Social Sciences and Humanities Library is one of the 13 branch libraries of the University of Queensland Library. It provides resources and services to support the teaching, learning and research needs of staff and students in the Faculty of Arts; Faculty of Business, Economics and Law; and the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Library is located in the Library, Duhig Building (named after Sir James Duhig). Entry to the Library is through Level One, Library, Duhig Building.

The refurbishment of the building in 1998 marked a departure from the image of the Library, primarily as a keeper of the books and a place for storing materials, seating readers, accommodating staff and servicing people from desks and an edifice complex, difficult to use and lacking in functionality. The design brief for the refurbishment focused on making facilities easier to use and attractive, and providing a window on the world of knowledge designed around client access and use of real and virtual information resources.

The refurbishment of the building won a Highly Commended Award in the 1999 Royal Australian Institute of Architects Association awards. A major architectural achievement, the Library Building seamlessly combines two formerly separate buildings into one by means of a "link" construction. The $10 million refurbishment was designed by Hamilton Wilson of Wilson Architects and constructed by Barclay Mowlem. The Queensland Premier, The Honourable Peter Beattie, MLA, officially opened it in October 1998.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Library is the largest of the University of Queensland Library's branches. The collection provides teaching, learning and research materials in a wide variety of formats for onsite access, use and loan. The collection includes:

  • 600,000 books
  • 190,000 journal volumes
  • 3,837 current journal subscriptions
  • 22,000 videos

Links to electronic resources are provided via the Library's website. These include 49,860 eJournals, 373,384 eBooks, and over 1,161 databases. Access to the global body of information is available through the internet.

Assistance in the use of information resources focuses on the specific needs of its clients.

There are over 130 public-access computers throughout the Social Sciences and Humanities Library.These provide access to:

  • Library website
  • Email
  • Internet
  • Networked printing and copying
  • Online course materials
  • Software � Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Access
  • UQ network

 Contact Us

General Enquiries
Email: ssah-mgr@library.uq.edu.au
Phone: +61 7 3346 4312


Loans Enquiries
Email: circ@library.uq.edu.au
Phone: +61 7 3346 4310


Document Delivery
Email: sshia@library.uq.edu.au
Phone: +61 7 3346 3697


Fax   +61 7 3365 3482

Building number
nos. 2, 12 and 12A, St Lucia campus

Postal address
Social Sciences and Humanities Library,
The University of Queensland,
St Lucia,
Qld 4072




Executive Manager
Roslyn Follett Roslyn Follett
Email: ssah-mgr@library.uq.edu.au
Phone: 3346 4329


Personal Assistant
Nea Daniels Nea Daniels
Email: n.daniels@library.uq.edu.au
Phone: 3346 4328



Senior Manager, Arts Faculty Library Service
Bill Beach Bill Beach
Email: b.beach@library.uq.edu.au
Phone: 3346 4323



Manager, Business, Economics and Law Faculty Library Service
Karen Borchardt Karen Borchardt
Email: k.borchardt@library.uq.edu.au
Phone: 3346 4331



Manager, Social and Behavioural Sciences Faculty Library Service
Sandra Rothwell Sandra Rothwell
Email: s.rothwell@library.uq.edu.au
Phone: 3346 4330




Loans Supervisor
Pauline Line Pauline Line
Email: p.line@library.uq.edu.au
Phone: 3346 4326



Liaison LibrariansArea(s) of responsibility
Helen CookeHelen Cooke
   Email: h.cooke@library.uq.edu.au
   Phone: 3346 3673 
Social Science (Anthropology)  
Social Science (Archaeology)  
Social Science (Criminology)  
Social Science (Sociology)  
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit  
University of Queensland Social Research Centre  
Jennifer CreeseJennifer Creese
   Email: j.creese@library.uq.edu.au
   Phone: 3346 3679 
Economics  
Centre for Economic Policy Modelling  
Centre for Efficiency & Productivity Analysis  
no image availableBirgit Culloty
   Email: b.culloty@library.uq.edu.au
   Phone: 3346 3695 
History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics ( Philosophy)  
Languages & Comparative Cultural Studies (Applied Linguistics)  
Languages & Comparative Cultural Studies (French)  
Languages & Comparative Cultural Studies (German)  
Languages & Comparative Cultural Studies (Russian)  
Languages & Comparative Cultural Studies (Spanish)  
Adriana De MichielAdriana De Michiel
   Email: a.demichiel@library.uq.edu.au
   Phone: 3346 3673 
Geographical Sciences  
Political Science & International Studies  
Australian Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies  
Rotary Centre for International Studies in Peace & Conflict Resolution  
Anne DraperAnne Draper
   Email: a.draper@library.uq.edu.au
   Phone: 3346 4381 
Business (Accounting and Accountability)  
Business (Business Information Systems)  
Business (Finance)  
Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS)  
Centre for Business Forensics  
Centre for Valuation & Venture Capital  
Dale DrysdaleDale Drysdale
   (in Grad. Economics and Business Library)
   Email: d.drysdale@library.uq.edu.au
   Phone: 3365 4860 
Business (Management)  
Business (Marketing)  
Business (Strategy)  
Technology & Innovation Management Centre  
no image availableJohn East
   Email: j.east@library.uq.edu.au
   Phone: 3346 3695 
English, Media Studies & Art History (Art History)  
English, Media Studies & Art History (Museum Studies)  
History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics (Ancient History)  
History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics (Classics)  
Centre for the History of European Discourses  
no image availablePatrick Jewell
   Email:
   Phone:  
Australasian Centre on Aging  
Behaviour Research & Therapy Centre  
Centre for Communication for Development & Social Change  
Centre for Research on Group Processes  
Centre for Social Research in Communication  
Pauline LinePauline Line
   Email: p.line@library.uq.edu.au
   Phone: 3346 4326 
Social Work & Applied Human Sciences  
Parenting & Family Support Centre  
Wai Wai LuiWai Wai Lui
   Email: w.lui@library.uq.edu.au
   Phone: 3346 4318 
Languages & Comparative Cultural Studies (Asian Studies)  
Languages & Comparative Cultural Studies (Chinese)  
Languages & Comparative Cultural Studies (Indonesian)  
Languages & Comparative Cultural Studies (Japanese)  
Languages & Comparative Cultural Studies (Korean)  
Asian Studies Centre  
Sandra RothwellSandra Rothwell
   Email: s.rothwell@library.uq.edu.au
   Phone: 3346 4330 
Institute for Social Science Research  
Journalism and Communication  
Psychology  
Centre for International Journalism  
Centre for Organisational Psychology  
Key Centre for Human Factors & Applied Cognitive Psychology  
Pam SchindlerPam Schindler
   Email: p.schindler@library.uq.edu.au
   Phone: 3346 3673 
Education - St Lucia  
Ryan WeymouthRyan Weymouth
   Email: r.weymouth@library.uq.edu.au
   Phone: 3346 4318 
English, Media Studies & Art History (English)  
English, Media Studies & Art History (Linguistics)  
English, Media Studies & Art History (Media Studies)  
Australian Studies Centre  
Centre for Critical & Cultural Studies  
Michael WhitewayMichael Whiteway
   Email: m.whiteway@library.uq.edu.au
   Phone: 3346 4324 
History, Philosophy, Religion, & Classics ( History)  
History, Philosophy, Religion, & Classics ( Religion)  

Location and Layout

The Social Sciences and Humanities Library is located in Buildings numbered 2, 12 and 12a.

The main entrance to the Library is from Campbell Road into Level 1 of the Library, Duhig Building (Building 2). There is another entrance from the Great Court into Level 2 of the Library, Duhig Building.

Information on parking (including casual parking) is available from the University's Traffic and Parking section. For an overview of transport possibilities, visit About UQ --> Transport.

Social Sciences and Humanities Library Building

Level 1

This is a discussion space, mobile phones calls can be made on this level. Mobile phones should be turned to silent or turned off when in the Library. Upon entering the Social Sciences and Humanities Library you will find the Information Desk, Statistics Collection, the Reference Collection, and computers providing access to the Library Website, databases and internet. Network printing is available on this level.

Courtesy telephones for dialling University of Queensland telephone numbers and pay telephones are available on this level.

Moving through Level 1 you will come to the Loans Desk, return chutes for returning loans during opening hours, and the High Use and Videos area. This area also contains copiers, a change machine, examination papers, and viewing equipment and group viewing rooms.

At the end of the floor is the Recently Received Books, Journals and Newspapers area, which also houses maps and atlases. This is a quiet space, mobile phones should not be used in this area.

Level 2

This is a discussion space, Mobile phone calls can be made on this level. Located on this level is the journal collection and newspapers. Also on this level are computers for accessing the Library website including the catalogue, databases, the internet, word processing, and email facilities. Laptop ports are available for network access. Recently returned journals awaiting shelving can be found in the sorting area on this floor.

Individual and group study spaces and a large copying area are also on this level.

Level 3

This is a quiet space. mobile phones should not be used on this level. The book collection (call numbers A to LB) begins on Level 3. Also on this level are computers for accessing the Library website including the catalogue, databases, the Internet, word processing, and email facilities. Laptop ports are available for network access. Recently returned materials awaiting shelving can be found in the sorting area on this floor. Individual study spaces and a network printer are also on this level.

Level 4

This is a quiet space. mobile phones should not be used on this level. On Level 4 is the remainder of the book collection (call numbers LC to Z), Quartos and Folios, the East Asian collection and the Curriculum Resources Collection.

Also on this level are computers for accessing the Library website including the catalogue, databases, the Internet, word processing, and email facilities. Laptop ports are available for network access. Recently returned materials awaiting shelving can be found in the sorting area on this floor.

Individual study spaces and copiers are also on this level.

The Library, Duhig Building

The Library, Duhig Building is a seven-floor, sandstone-faced building which houses the entrance to Social Sciences and Humanities Library; eZones and Ask I.T; the Copy and ID card Service and bar Merlos cafe; the Office of Executive Manager of the Social Sciences and Humanities Library; staff areas; the Fryer Library; the UQ Graduate School Study Centre; the Office of the University Librarian; and the Library Technology Service.


Level 1

On Level 1 of the Library, Duhig Building, you can access eZones 1 and 2, a pay telephone, a bottled water dispenser, lockers, stairs and a lift to the upper levels. The entrance to the Social Sciences and Humanities Library Building is also via this level.


Level 2

On Level 2 of the Library, Duhig Building, you will find eZones 3 and 4, providing computers which can be used for word-processing, email, computer-assisted learning packages, and access to the library catalogue, databases and the internet. Laptop ports providing network access are available. AskIT the Library's computer help and training service is located here. The Copy and ID Card Service is located on this level; colour photocopying and transparancies can be obtained here. A stationery dispenser and bar Merlos caf� are also on this floor, with an exit to the Great Court.


Level 3

Level 3 is a staff area, for the Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Located on this level are offices for the Executive Manager of the Social Sciences and Humanities Library and the Senior Manager of the Arts Faculty Library Service and Managers for the Business, Economics and Law Faculty Library Service; and the Social and Behavioural Sciences Faculty Library Service. Liaison Librarians are also located here and are available for consultation.

Level 4

The Fryer Library and the UQ Graduate School Study Centre are located on Level 4 of the Library, Duhig Building.

Level 5

The UQ Graduate School Study Centre is located on Level 5 of the Library, Duhig Building and contains individual and group study spaces and lockable desks.

Level 6

The Office of the University Librarian, Library Corporate Services, the UQL Cyberschool, and the Library Technology Service are located on Level 6 of the Library Duhig Building.

Level 7

The AustLit : Australian Literature Gateway Team is located on Level 7 of the Library, Duhig Building.


Opening Hours

Semester Opening Hours
Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Monday: 8am - 8pm ; Tuesday: 8am - 8pm ; Wednesday: 8am - 8pm ; Thursday: 8am - 8pm ; Friday: 8am - 5pm ; Saturday: 9am - 5pm ; Sunday: 9am - 5pm
For recorded opening hours - telephone (07) 3365 6703.

These hours vary during the July vacation and the Summer semester period.
Current opening hours are available from the Library website.

Book returns

Inside the Library

The return chutes are situated in the wall at the left-hand end of the Loans Desk.


High Use Materials

These must be returned to the Social Sciences and Humanities High Use Desk Returns chute.


Outside the Library

The 24 Hours return chute is situated opposite the fountain on the walkway over the library.


After Hours

An After Hours return chute is located on the left of the Level 1 main entrance (locked during Opening Hours).


Computers and Email

The Social Sciences and Humanities Library provides over 130 computers for accessing the Library website including the catalogue, databases, and the internet. Word processing is available on computers on Levels 2, 3 and 4. Email is also available on these machines. Computers left unattended for more than 15 minutes will time out.


Exhibitions and Displays

A display area is available on Level 1. Displays and exhibitions are used to promote Library and wider University activities. The contact for exhibitions and displays is Bill Beach, Senior Manager, Social Sciences and Humanities Library Service.


Lockers and Lockable Desks

Lockers are available for hire on a casual basis. They are located on Level 1 of the Library, Duhig Building (turn left immediately inside the main entrance).

Lockers for postgraduate students and students with disabilities are also available on a semester basis. They are located on Levels 3 and 4 of the Social Sciences and Humanities Library.

Lockable desks are available for postgraduate students on a daily basis. They are located on Levels 3 and 4 of the Social Sciences and Humanities Library.


Group Study Rooms

Group Study Rooms are available for all students on levels 2, 3 and 4.

Bookings may be made for these rooms up to one week in advance, using the Online Group Room Bookings System.

The Bookings page for the following week is released every day at 4pm. To facilitate equitable sharing of the rooms students may use the Group Study Rooms for a total of two sessions per week. One session is up to two hours. Group Room keys must be collected within 15 minutes of booking time, or the booking will lapse. Bookings may be made by entering your UQ username and password in the relevant day, room and time on the booking sheet. Students may alter their bookings themselves if necessary.


Study Areas

There are study areas available on Levels 2, 3 and 4 of the Social Sciences and Humanities Library.

There are quiet discussion areas for group study on Level2 of the Social Sciences and Humanities Library Building.

There are group study rooms on Levels 2, 3 and 4 of the Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Bookings can be made online or at the Loans Desk on Level 1.

Group viewing rooms with multimedia equipment are available in the High Use area on Level 1 of the Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Bookings can be made at the High Use Desk.

There are lockers and lockable desks available for postgraduate students, on Levels 3 and 4 of the Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Keys can be obtained at the Loans Desk on Level 1.


General Collections

Over 660,000 books, 190,000 journal volumes, and 4100 current journal subscriptions are held in the Social Sciences and Humanities Library. It also houses 15,000 videos. Materials collected in microform are housed in the Fryer Library

The strengths of the Social Sciences and Humanities Library are in Australian Studies, business and economics, English and Australian literature, history and political science, religion, sociology and psychology. Collection strengths are developing in emerging research areas, e.g. criminology, communication and media studies, and Islamic studies.

For further information, see the Social Sciences and Humanities Library's Collection Development Policy.


Specialised Collections

Australian Statistics

The Library receives some publications issued by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Many are listed individually in the Library catalogue, and are shelved together near the Information Desk on Level 1. This material is not available for loan. Items are available electronically, via the Statistics(Australian Bureau of statistics) database. This service is available to staff and students of The University of Queensland.

Curriculum Resources

This is a teaching methods collection of school textbooks and related curriculum items, located on Level 4 of the Social Sciences and Humanities Library.

East Asian Collection

This collection contains traditional as well as contemporary literature in the Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Indonesian languages. It is located on Level 4 of the Social Sciences and Humanities Library.

Multimedia Collection

There are over 22,000 videos and DVDs in the collection. The collection covers a wide subject range � including documentaries, training films and feature films in English, European and Asian languages. Programs recorded off-air from television are also included in the collection. Most of the collection is held in the High Use area where the multimedia equipment is located. There are also some titles available on the general collection shelves for loan outside the Library.


Suggest a Purchase

University of Queensland staff and students may suggest items to be added to the Library's collection.

They may also contact their Liaison Librarian, to make a suggestion for purchase.


What's New

New print material is displayed in the Recently received Books, Journals and Newspapers area on Level 1 of the Social Sciences and Humanities Library.

A list of new material is available on the Library website. For information on the latest issue of a journal, search the Library Catalogue.


Disability Support

The Library, Duhig Building, is wheelchair accessible via the main entrance off Campbell Road. All levels of the library are served by lifts.

There are lockers for clients with disabilities on Levels 3 and 4 of the Social Sciences and Humanities Library.

There are three special needs rooms for students with disabilities in the Fryer Library.

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


Loan Enquiries and Requests Pickup

Loan enquiries can be made in person at the Loans Desk on Level 1 of the Social Sciences and Humanities Library or by telephone or email.

Items requested through document delivery or placed on hold can be collected from the Loans Desk on Level 1.



Lost Property

Lost property is held for one week at the Loans Desk on Level 1 and then is taken to Security.


Multimedia

Television programs useful for teaching, learning and research are copied and placed into the Library's collection. The Library also works closely with the Central Video Replay Service (CVRS).

Information on booking videos for screening in lectures, other multimedia services and contact details is available at the Library Multimedia Services page.



Printing and Copying

The Social Sciences and Humanities Library provides copying facilities and network printing on Levels 1 and 3.

All copying is subject to copyright restrictions.

There is a change machine on Level 1.

There are automatic card dispensing machines on Levels 1 and 2 where copy cards can be purchased and value added to existing cards.

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