Alumni Friends book donations

The UQ Alumni Book Fair is held annually and the Rare Book Auction is held every two years.

The Book Fair has three essential aims to:

  1. Raise money to support the researchers, educators and students at UQ.
  2. Attract alumni and members of the general public to the St Lucia Campus, to see what the University has to offer.
  3. Find a ‘good home’ for pre-loved books, magazines, sheet music, DVDs, CDs, vinyl records, and even the occasional photograph, ephemera or print.

Running out of shelf space? The Books Team welcomes donations of all types of books for the annual UQ Alumni Book Fair® and Biennial Rare Book Auction. 

Location for book donations

Donations can be left in the Book Shed, in the car park behind Building 82E (Seddon West, St Lucia campus), any time of day. The Book Shed is currently only accessible via Services Road due to the Glasshouse Road closure. The ‘Book Bunker’ is also available for donations at UQ’s Long Pocket Campus, 80 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly QLD 4068 (adjacent to the Banksia loading bay). Please note that the Long Pocket Campus is not open outside normal office hours.

Donations of large quantities of books need to be pre-arranged. Please call the Books Team on +61 7 3346 3166.

The tireless efforts of the Books Team has contributed to Alumni Friends donating the equivalent of over $10m to support the researchers, educators and students at The University of Queensland. A fantastic investment towards our community’s future. There is no doubt we are shameless in our efforts to ensure our supportive bibliophiles can access high-quality books.

More information

Phone: +61 7 3346 3166