Primary contactLevel 4, Duhig Building 2, Campbell Road, The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
The Fryer Memorial Library of Australian Literature was founded in 1927 in honour of John Denis Fryer and provides a rich store of books, manuscripts, photographs, theses, architectural drawings, oral histories and much more.
The Fryer Library's extensive collection of published and unpublished material focuses on Australian literature, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies, Queensland history, art and architecture.
The Fryer Library builds collections to support scholarship, education and engagement with The University of Queensland community, international students and researchers and the broader public.
The Fryer Library’s current collecting focus is on materials whose form, function and content are likely to advance scholarship or learning in the fields of Australian literature and drama, Queensland architectural history and Australian cultural and social history with particular emphasis on the history of The University of Queensland. https://web.library.uq.edu.au/locations-hours/fryer-library/fryer-library-collection-development-policy
Historically, the Fryer Library’s collecting priorities have been more diverse, including general works on Queensland and Australian history, radical politics, trade unionism, women’s and gender studies, Indigenous issues, Australian art and other areas.
In the future, offers of manuscript material may be referred to other collecting institutions with strengths in these areas. https://web.library.uq.edu.au/locations-hours/fryer-library/fryer-library-collection-development-policy
Almost all items have online catalogue records and many collections have finding aids available on the Library’s catalogue https://www.library.uq.edu.au/
Manuscript finding aids can be cross-searched https://web.library.uq.edu.au/locations-hours/fryer-library/search-manuscript-collections
Items in the Fryer Library may not be borrowed but are available for use in the reading room. To view an item, use the online form and plan ahead for your visit. Contact us with any questions regarding your visit.
Please follow our reading room guidelines when you visit the Fryer Library and ask for assistance at our service point in the reading room.
Selected Fryer and University of Queensland Archives' digitised collections are also available in the eSpace institutional repository. https://web.library.uq.edu.au/locations-hours/fryer-library/plan-your-visit-fryer
The Fryer Library is open to members of the public as well as University staff and students. Fryer Library is on level 4, Duhig Building (Building number 2).
A site map is available at https://maps.uq.edu.au/st-lucia
The Fryer Library's F W Robinson reading room provides a dedicated space for clients to view our historical photographs, manuscripts, maps, realia, ephemera and rare printed collections.
Library staff are also available to provide research assistance and answer any questions about items in our collection.
Plan your visit to Fryer https://web.library.uq.edu.au/locations-hours/fryer-library/plan-your-visit-fryer