Library hours for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday

Monday 1 October is the Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday.

Whether you’re taking this opportunity to catch up on study and assignments, or enjoying a break from uni work, lectures and tutorials, we hope you have a great long weekend! 

If you want to come and visit us, you totally can! All our campus libraries will be open, 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 Ekka public holidays

Image of a ferris wheel

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

Happy birthday Queen Elizabeth II, happy birthday to you!

Photo of Queen Elizabeth

Monday 2 October is a public holiday to mark the birthday of this steadfast royal.  This day has been celebrated since 1788 and provides you with a well-deserved break from lectures and tutorials.

The Library will definitely be open but our hours have been altered slightly.   Make sure you check the library opening and closing hours before you decide to pay us a visit.

Monday 2 October 2017
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 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