Opening Hours

The campus will be closed on 22 September to observe the public holiday

Mackay Ooralea Campus Library

Accessing the library space

The Mackay Ooralea campus library is on the first floor of Building 19. It can be accessed:

Monday to Sunday: 6.00 am to midnight

You will need a swipe card to enter the library outside business hours.

Swipe cards are issued at Ooralea Reception between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday. (If you have a card issued before the security update in 2021, you will need a new card.) Access may take up to 48 hours to activate.

If you have trouble with campus access, please phone Security on 0418 792 982.


In-person library and technology support

You can get in-person assistance at the library desk during our service hours:


8.00 am - 3.00 pm


9.00 am - 3.00 pm


9.00 am - 3.00 pm


9.00 am - 3.00 pm


9.00 am - 1.00 pm

The library will be unstaffed Tuesday 27 September - Tuesday October 4.
Swipe card access will be available during this time.

Borrowing and returning print books

Textbooks and music scores are available during staffed service hours.

The rest of the print collection is available whenever the library is accessible.

You can borrow books using the self-check machine, including requested library items. You will need your student ID card to borrow.

You can return books using the return chutes inside the library next to the front desk, or outside the main entry doors on the ground floor. Please be aware it may take longer for books to be processed and removed from your library account, as we are quarantining items to ensure the safety of students and staff.

If you are unable to come to the campus due to Covid-19, you can request items only available in print via Library Search and have them delivered to your home address within Australia. Students will be provided a prepaid envelope to return the items. This service is free, courtesy of the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). You will also be provided additional loan days for transit time.


Using study rooms

Study rooms can be booked by current students and staff for 2 hours per day.Check availability and book online.


Accessing online books, journal articles and other resources

Students and staff can access the Library's online services and collections any time. You can explore the extensive range of eBooks and eJournals via Library Search.


Getting assistance

You can access library and technology help online.