Library opening hours for the Ekka public holidays

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Roll up. Roll up. The Ekka is in town!

And with that, we get a few days off! Starting next Monday, the round of Show holidays begins. These dates differ for Brisbane, Logan and Gold Coast cities.

Library opening hours have changed for the Show holidays so be sure to check the library opening hours for your campus library.

Logan Show Holiday
Mon 13 August 2018
Brisbane Show Holiday
Wed 15 August 2018
Gold Coast Show Holiday
Fri 31 August 2018
Gold Coast 7 am – 12 am 7 am – 12 am 10 am – 5 pm
Logan 12 pm – 5 pm 8 am – 8 pm 8 am – 5 pm
Mt Gravatt 8 am – 9 pm 12 pm – 5 pm 8 am – 6 pm
Nathan 7 am – 12 am 10 am – 5 pm 7 am – 12 am
Queensland College of Art 8 am – 8 pm 9 am – 1 pm 8 am – 5 pm
QCGU 8 am – 8 pm 1 pm – 5 pm 8 am – 5 pm

Library opening hours for Labour Day

Zoe Fraser

It’s Labour Day on Monday! Labour Day ‘is an annual public holiday that celebrates the eight-hour working day, a victory for workers in the mid-late 19th century. The argument for the eight-hour day was based on the need for each person to have eight hours labour, eight hours recreation, and eight hours rest’ (Public Holidays, 2018).

Though it may be a public holiday for you, our libraries will still be open if you feel like taking the opportunity to catch up on some study! Hours will be shorter though, so be sure to check the library opening hours for your campus library before you come to visit:

  Monday 7 May
Gold Coast  10 am – 5 pm
Logan  12 pm – 5 pm
Mt Gravatt  12 pm – 5 pm
Nathan  10 am – 5 pm
QCA  9 am – 1 pm
QCGU  1 pm – 5 pm

Library hours for the ANZAC Day public holiday

It’s ANZAC Day on Wednesday! Celebrated on 25 April each year, the public holiday commemorates ‘all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service’ (Australian War Memorial).

Library opening hours have changed for ANZAC Day, so be sure to check the library opening hours for your campus library before you come to visit:

  Wednesday 25 April
Gold Coast  12 pm – 5 pm
Logan  12 pm – 5 pm
Mt Gravatt  12 pm – 5 pm
Nathan  12 pm – 5 pm
QCA  Closed
QCGU  1 pm – 5 pm

Library hours over the Easter long weekend

Two fantastic events are just around the corner!

  1. 1. Easter! We’re down with any excuse to justify our chocolate addiction, and
  2. 2. Mid-trimester break. Phew *wipes beads of nervous sweat off forehead*. We’re sure you’re well and truly ready for this break.

Our campus libraries will be closed for the Easter public holidays, though Nathan and Gold Coast campus libraries will be open reduced hours on Saturday and Monday.

30 March 2018
31 March 2018
01 April 2018
02 April 2018


Closed 10 am – 5 pm Closed

10 am – 5 pm

Gold Coast

Closed 1 pm – 5 pm Closed

10 am – 5 pm


Closed Closed Closed


Mt Gravatt

Closed Closed Closed


South Bank

Closed Closed Closed


Directly following the Easter long weekend is your Trimster 1 mid-tri break. Library opening times will change to holiday hours during the break.

Be sure to check the library opening hours for your campus library before you come to visit, and enjoy your well-earned break!

Changes to Gold Coast and South Bank library hours this weekend


We all know the importance of maintenance. Maintaining your grades, your fitness levels, your meme game…

We also need to maintain our buildings! To do so, our QCA and Gold Coast Libraries will have changes in opening hours over this weekend.

Saturday 20 January

  • QCA library will be closed all day. Now, if you were planning to trek into South Bank today to visit the library, don’t fret! QCGU library will be open longer hours–9 am to 5 pm–to account for the QCA closure.

Sunday 21January

  • Gold Coast library will be opening late, at 12 pm (instead of the usual 10 am) due to an Energex electricity outage. Good news is that it’s business as usual from midday, and you can come enjoy the air con, library spaces and see our wonderful smiling faces.

Changes to Nathan and Gold Coast library hours

Hats off, it’s an early knock off!

Nathan library will be closing at 5 pm today (Friday), and be closed all weekend for maintenance works. Nathan library will open 7 am on Monday for normal hours (we know, you missed our smiling faces!)

Gold Coast library will also be closing early tonight, at 7 pm, and the 24/7 study lounge in G11 will be closed between 7 pm Friday and 9 am Saturday. Gold Coast library will be open as usual for the rest of the weekend, so come and enjoy the air con!

Remember, you can also contact us by phone, email or chat in the meanwhile, visit another campus library (check out opening hours here), or visit a computer lab.


Library hours over the end of year break

While it may seem as if 2017 has flown by, we’re sure that for some of you the end of year break couldn’t come soon enough!

While you’re taking a well earned break from uni, us library staff will be having a short respite too.

Griffith University libraries will officially close from 5pm Friday 22 December 2017, and will re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

You can access the full 2017 – 2018 summer break library hours here. And don’t forget our library’s digital resources are accessible online 24/7, 365 days of the year!

Whatever occasion you may be celebrating this holiday season (even if it is simply celebrating Australia’s tendency to celebrate heaps of public holidays), we hope you enjoy yourselves.