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Resources for graduates and alumni

This guide is for University of Queensland graduates and professionals. It outlines how to access books, journal articles and other resources after graduation as you move into employment.

What you can use

This guide is a good starting point for graduates, alumni and other professionals who wish to extend their information seeking and research skills as they move into employment or extend their professional skills. 

You can find information on open access journals and books, as well as ways to become a member of the library.

Library membership for graduates and alumni

Graduates of The University of Queensland can apply for alumni membership of the Library. The first year is free for new graduates.

For new graduates:

  • Membership is for 12 months from your date of graduation, not your application date
  • If you apply before the date of graduation - your membership begins on the application date

Membership entitles you to:

Membership is not required for you to visit our locations and use our on-site collections, including our cultural and historical collections. Visitors also have access to: 

Membership of other libraries

Depending on where you live, you may be able to become a member of a council or shire library, a state or provincial library or a national library to borrow print and online books and other media, search for archival material in national or state archives, as well as discover open access journal literature for which you do not have to pay to read in full text.

Many employers also provide private library collections for their staff to use to develop their professional knowledge. We recommend that you investigate what online databases and resources may be available to you.

Some professional societies offer subsidised access to journals and proceedings for new graduates.

If you are working for a public hospital in Queensland, you will have access to CKN to continue updating your knowledge and seek evidence based information. For hospital staff of the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, you can request library membership.

In Australia

In Queensland

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Completed your degree but looking for funding as an early career researcher? Want to find potential colleagues to collaborate with on future research? Want to get support from other non UQ groups which provide advice to Higher Degree Research students and graduates?