PLEASE NOTE: The SHQ Library will be closed from November 15th 2017 until January 2nd 2018. Returns can be left with ground floor reception. If you have any issues or concerns, please email the library.
The SHQ Library is open by appointment only on weekdays (excluding public holidays). Please email us if you would like to arrange a visit to browse or borrow.
The library has a large collection of resources suitable for professionals, students and the general public. Resources include books, journals and DVDs covering all areas of sexual and reproductive health.
Some of the subject areas include:
Conception, pregnancy and birth
Women’s and men’s health
Sexuality and disability
Ethical, philosophical and religious aspects
Gender and sex roles
Sex education for parents, teachers, and children
We are moving our catalogue to a new system, and online access is currently unavailable. Please email us with you query, we apologise for the inconvenience.
Educational games, contraceptive kits, condom demonstrators and Magno-mate Reproductive Kits (a magnetic display of male and female reproductive processes) are also available for hire. Kits are available to hire for $13.20 per week (including GST), and Banana Penises for $1.10 each per week (including GST). You can download a booking form from the Resource order forms page.
A selection of books and teaching materials are for sale in our online shop.
Items can be posted to those in rural areas, and extended loan periods can be arranged. If you would like information on a particular topic, please email us with your query.
Open by appointment only on weekdays (excluding public holidays). Please email the library for an appointment. Returning items can be left with reception if the library is closed.
There is no charge to access information but you will need to join the library if you want to borrow items. To join the library it costs $5 per annum. Organisations, such as schools, can join the library for $15 per annum and are entitled to hold three library cards.