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The Library’s blog has been relaunched with a new name and new look from 1 May 2020.

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Specialist advice for researchers – online drop-in sessions

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Specialist advice for researchers is now offered online every Thursday (2pm-3pm) and is provided the Library and eResearch Services.

Chat with a Librarian online for specialist advice on: 

  • working with literature 
  • working with data 
  • researcher profiles
  • scholarly publishing 
  • open scholarship 

Chat to an eResearch Specialist about: 

  • questions and support on your new programming skills from our Python and R workshops 
  • how to get and use large computational services such as HPC (High Performance Computing) 
  • how to use Virtual Machines 
  • how to use Git, Github and Gitlab, and version control methods 

Join the Library and eResearch teams each Thursday online between 2pm-3pm. See the Online Drop-in Sessions page for more information. 

If you can’t make it to a drop-in session, complete the “Get help from the library” webform  for assistance from a Librarian, or email to contact the eResearch team. 

Labour Day support hours

Library services will remain open for the Labour Day Public Holiday on Monday 4 May 2020.

Our support hours will be 9am -5pm.

We are available via online enquiries, chat or email at

Don’t forget you can always search AskUs 24/7 for answers anytime.

View all Library Hours on the website.

The Library. Here to Help.

Library Connect – Coming Soon

A brand-new Library Blog is launching soon!

Library Connect will be our new look blog and our central point of information for Library news, updates, events, tips and more.

Keep an eye out for more information coming soon, and be sure to update your bookmarks to the new URL when Library connect is launched.

World Malaria Day

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While the world struggles to come to terms with novel coronavirus, in malaria affected countries current cases of COVID-19 remain a small percentage of the global infection rates.  But the situation is rapidly evolving.  This rapidly changing situation requires renewed efforts to prevent, detect and treat malaria as part of the strategy to protect communities from the COVID-19 infection.   

In recent years progress in reducing malaria related deaths have plateaued with no significant gains in reducing new infections between 2017 (416,000 deaths) and 2018 (405,000 deaths) as reported by the WHO’s World Malaria Report 2019.  

To us the mosquito may seem like an annoying summertime pest but to people in many countries a mosquito bite can be deadly. Saturday 25 April is World Malaria Day, a recognition of the ongoing global fight towards the prevention and ultimate elimination of malaria. This year’s theme is Zero Malaria starts with me. 

Currently, there are only a limited number of drugs available to prevent malaria, with parasite drug resistance being an increasingly serious issue. Researchers at the Griffith Research Institute for Drug Discovery are working hard to develop new and innovative drugs to prevent and treat this devastating disease. In 2017, our fight towards a cure edged a little closer following successful human clinical trials of a malaria vaccine developed by Griffith’s Institute for Glycomics. 

Griffith Research Online has open access full text articles of Griffith’s recent and influential malaria-related research. 

Check them out at GRO-malaria 

Commemorating Anzac Day


Today we commemorate Anzac Day, when we recognise the more than 1.5 million service men and women who have served in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations, and remember the more than 102 000 Australians who sacrificed their lives for our country.

Of special note, this year marks 75 years since Victory in the Pacific and the end of the Second World War as well the 105th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign.

This year finds us commemorating the occasion a little differently since the difficult decision was made by RSLs to cancel local Anzac Day Services for the health and safety of the community. If you missed the Dawn Service broadcast this morning there are still other ways you can commemorate the occasion:

Let us always remember the service and sacrifice of all those who have served our nation.

Lest we forget.

Anzac Day support hours – 24 April

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Library service hours will be reduced to 1-5pm tomorrow, Saturday 25 April 2020, to honour the Anzac Day public holiday. You can view all our service hours on the library website.

Anzac Day may look a little different this year, but we encourage our community to commemorate and honour those who have served our nation, but on this occasion to do this from the safety of their homes. Government and RSLs have come up with alternative ways to commemorate the occasion:

Light up the Dawn – Remember those who have served and sacrificed by streaming audio of a short commemorative service at home, at 6am on Anzac Day.

Anzac Day broadcasts – Listen to Anzac Day broadcasts on radio or watch the services and events on TV. ABC TV will be broadcasting coverage of services in Sydney and Canberra, Gallipoli and France from 4.30am.

State Library of Queensland (SLQ) collections – explore SLQ’s Anzac Day and war related resources and collections.

You may like to commemorate in your own way by baking Anzac cookies, sharing or listening to stories or remembering friends or relatives who have served.

Lest we forget.