Library opening hours for the Ekka show holiday

Photo of carnival ride

It’s that time of year again – Ekka time!

Chilly, windy days; carnies flocking to town; and people doing their best to avoid a winter cold.

Starting next Monday, the round of Show holidays begins!

It’s time to brave the crowds, stock up on show bags, enjoy some rides, chow down some carnival food, and revel in the the fireworks. Or skip the Ekka all together and just enjoy a nice day off. Either or.

Monday 14 August is a public holiday for Logan campus. Wednesday 16 August is then a public holiday for all Brisbane campuses (we’re looking at you – Nathan, Mt Gravatt, and South Bank). And, all good things come to those who wait. So while it is a bit of a longer wait (soz), Friday 1 September it’s finally your turn Gold Coast!

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

Logan Show
Monday 14 August 2017
Brisbane Show
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Gold Coast Show
Friday 01 September 2017
Gold Coast 7am – 12am 7am – 12am 10am – 5pm
Logan 12pm – 5pm 8am – 8pm 8am – 5pm
Mt Gravatt 8am – 9pm 12pm – 5pm 8am – 6pm
Nathan 7am – 12am 10am – 5pm 7am – 12am
Queensland College of Art 8am – 8pm 9am – 1pm 8am – 8pm
QCGU 8am – 8pm 1pm – 5pm 8am – 8pm

Library hours for Labour Day

Photo of factory workers

Aren’t we lucky? Four weeks in a row of public holidays!

Monday 1 May is Labour Day – a day which commemorates the hard effort of workers, and celebrates the eight-hour working day (yes, work days used to be even longer in the 1800s!).

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:

Sunday 30 April Monday 1 May Tuesday 2 May
Gold Coast 10am – 8pm 10am – 5pm 7am – 12am
Logan Closed 12pm – 5pm 8am – 8pm
Mt Gravatt 12pm – 5pm 12pm – 5pm 8am – 9pm
Nathan 10am – 8pm 10am – 5pm 7am – 12am
QCA Closed 9am – 1pm 8am – 8pm
QCGU Closed 1pm – 5pm 8am – 8pm

Library opening hours for ANZAC Day

It’s ANZAC Day on Tuesday! 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:

Saturday 22 April Sunday 23 April Monday 24 April Tuesday 25 April
Gold Coast 10am – 8pm 10am – 8pm 7am – 12am 12pm – 5pm
Logan 12pm – 5pm Closed 8am – 8pm 12pm – 5pm
Mt Gravatt 12pm – 5pm 12pm – 5pm 8am – 9pm 12pm – 5pm
Nathan 10am – 8pm 10am – 8pm 7am – 12am 12pm – 5pm
QCA 9am – 1pm Closed 8am – 8pm Closed
QCGU 1pm – 5pm Closed 8am – 8pm 1pm – 5pm

Library opening hours for the Queen’s Birthday

Photo of birthday cake with candles

It’s the Queen’s Birthday today!

Happy birthday to Queen Elizabeth II! Even though her actual birthday is in April, we are celebrating her birthday today with a public holiday. So enjoy your day off!

Whether you are celebrating with family and friends or hitting the books (not literally!), we hope you enjoy your break from lectures and tutorials.

If you want to come and visit us, you totally can! All our campus libraries will be open today, but opening hours have changed slightly. Be sure to check the library opening hours for your campus library before you come to visit:

Monday 3 October 2016
Gold Coast 10am – 5pm
Logan 12pm – 5pm
Mt Gravatt 12pm – 5pm
Nathan 10am – 5pm
Queensland College of Art 9pm – 1pm
QCGU 1pm – 5pm

Library opening hours for the Show Holiday

Image from ekka.com.au

Image from ekka.com.au

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

Logan peeps; today’s your day to eat fairy floss, scare yourself silly on rides, and spend big on show bags. It’s your official Show Holiday, so you can spend the whole day at the woodchopping if you want to.

Brisbane, you have to wait until Wednesday for your official Ekka public holiday. And Gold Coast, you annual Show Day isn’t until the end of the month.

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

Logan Show
Monday 8 August 2016
Brisbane Show
Wednesday 10 August 2016
Gold Coast Show
Friday 26 August 2016
Gold Coast 7am – 12am 7am – 12am 10am – 5pm
Logan 12pm – 5pm 8am – 8pm 8am – 5pm
Mt Gravatt 8am – 9pm 12pm – 5pm 8am – 6pm
Nathan 7am – 12am 10am – 5pm 7am – 12am
Queensland College of Art 8am – 7pm 9am – 1pm 8am – 5pm
QCGU 8am – 7pm 1pm – 5pm 8am – 5pm

Library opening hours over the Labour Day long weekend

It's a public holiday on Monday! Wooo!

It’s a public holiday on Monday! Wooo!

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, 2016).

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

Saturday 30 April 2016 Sunday 1 May 2016 Monday 2 May 2016
Gold Coast 10am – 8pm 10am – 8pm 10am – 5pm
Logan 12pm – 5pm Closed 12pm – 5pm
Mt Gravatt 12pm – 5pm 12pm – 5pm 12pm – 5pm
Nathan 10am – 8pm 10am – 8pm 10am – 5pm
Queensland College of Art 9am – 1pm Closed 9pm – 1pm
QCGU 1pm – 5pm Closed 1pm – 5pm

Are my classes cancelled for the Labour Day public holiday?

OMG! I'm so confused about the deeming of days!

‘OMG! I’m so confused about the Deeming of Days rule!’

No, your classes are not cancelled for the Labour Day public holiday on Monday 2 May 2016. Don’t stress though we aren’t making you attend classes on a public holiday!

Due to a Griffith University rule called the Deeming of Days, your Labour Day classes are being rescheduled to Tuesday 3 May.

This is because you’ve already missed your Monday classes for the ANZAC Day public holiday, and the University doesn’t want you to miss two sets of the same class due to those pesky public holidays. And since Tuesday is now Monday, the classes on Tuesday are cancelled. Clear as mud?

Here’s the Deeming of Days rule explained as simply as possible:

  • All classes scheduled for the ANZAC day public holiday, Monday 25 April, are cancelled (phew, that’s lucky because you didn’t go anyway!)
  • All classes scheduled for the Labour Day public holiday, Monday 2 May, will be held on Tuesday 3 May
  • All classes that were scheduled for Tuesday 3 May are cancelled (because Tuesday 3 May is now deemed to be Monday 2 May)

Please visit Academic Calendar where you will find out which days are ‘deemed’. You should check with your Lecturer or Tutor if you are unsure.