Many of the University's collections have evolved from the interests of individual scientists. Others have been developed specifically to enhance teaching and learning. The collections play a vital role in the University's core activities and double as a valuable community research resource.

Fryer Memorial Library

UQ Library

The Fryer Memorial Library is the Special Collections Department of the University of Queensland Library. From modest beginnings in 1923, Fryer Library has grown into an outstanding collection of Australian literature and history. Extensive bookstock and runs of periodicals complement an internationally-recognised collection of literary and historical manuscripts and records. These are used regularly by interstate and international scholars.

Location: Levels 4 and 5, Duhig Building (Building 2) [See map], St Lucia Campus.
Telephone: (07) 3365 6236 (Fryer Librarian)
Fax: (07) 3365 6776


Integrated Pathology Learning Centre

The UQ Integrated Pathology Learning Centre, a 21st century facility focussing on excellence in education for health science students and professionals, opened in 2010. An outstanding collection of over 2500 pathology specimens is displayed along with significant objects from the Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History demonstrating the progression in understanding of human disease from past to present. New and innovative resources and the latest technology are utilised to provide a distinctive educational experience benefiting students, educators, researchers, clinicians and their patients.

Location: Level 6, Health Sciences Building (Building 16 - See Herstom campus map) Herston Rd, Herston, Brisbane
Telephone: (07) 3346 5130 (Curator) or (07) 3346 5129
Fax: (07) 3346 5179
Admission: currently the Centre is open for health professionals, students and staff only. Please contact the Curator for information


Map Collection

UQ Library

The Dorothy Hill Physical Sciences and Engineering Library holds the University's main map collection of about 32,000 sheets. These represent world-wide coverage of topography and earth sciences, plus thematic maps such as soils, land use and vegetation. The map collection attempts basic world coverage but emphasises Australia and the Pacific region.

Location: Physical Sciences & Engineering Library, Hawken Engineering Building (Building 50) [See map], St Lucia Campus
Telephone: (07) 3365 3992
Fax: (07) 3365 3658

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