Fryer Library, The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Queensland

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Fryer Library, The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Queensland

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Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

  • Fryer Library and Special Collections
  • The Fryer Memorial Library of Australian Literature


  • Universitaire

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Manager, Fryer Library



Adresse physique

Level 4, Duhig Building 2, Campbell Road, The University of Queensland, St Lucia





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07 336 56236



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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The Fryer Library's extensive collection of published and unpublished material focuses on Australian literature, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies, Queensland history, art and architecture.

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Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

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.



  • Australian literature and drama - Manuscript papers and archives of Australian authors.
  • Queensland architectural plans and records - non-government architectural records, plans and drawings, photographs, construction specifications, correspondence and documents related to buildings designed and built in Queensland.
  • History of The University of Queensland and the papers of scholars of The University of Queensland.
  • Collections that support the holdings of University museums - Materials are selectively acquired that support research into related collections held in the University’s heritage museums.

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.

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

The catalogue of Fryer Manuscripts can be searched online at Finding aids are attached to individual records.

Rare books and published materials can be found using the Library’s catalogue. Short records for manuscript materials can also be searched in this way.

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Heures d'ouverture

Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm; third Saturday of every month, 12-5pm.

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

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.


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

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Services d'aide à la recherche

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

Services de reproduction

The Fryer Library provides a copying service for unpublished, fragile material. Both copyright clearance and the preservation of unpublished material will affect whether or not copies can be provided.

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Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Revised 11 September 2019




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Points d'accès

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Thematic area)
  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Built Environment (Thematic area)
  • Éducation (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Labour (Thematic area)
  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

Level 4, Duhig Building 2, Campbell Road, The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072