Monday, March 20, 2017

Library online resources, Library Catalogue, My Library and borrowing services unavailable

Due to a scheduled system upgrade, Library online resources, the Library Catalogue, My Library and borrowing services will be unavailable from Tuesday, 21st March at 11pm WST until Wednesday 22nd March at 8am WST.

Additionally, the self check machines will be unavailable on Tuesday from the following times:
  • Geoffrey Bolton Library from 10pm, 
  • Veterinary Library from 6pm.
You can still borrow items until 11pm, see Library staff on Level 2, NW of the Geoffrey Bolton Library or call 9360 2563.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this downtime.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Borrowing is now simpler and better

The University Library has expanded its borrowing so students can now borrow more for longer. Undergraduates and Graduate Diploma students can borrow twice as much for twice as long; 30 items for 12 weeks.

We’ve also increased borrowing limits for honours students and postgraduates, alumni, community and corporate members and reciprocal students.

Don’t forget, if the item you want is currently on loan to someone else, you can recall it and we’ll let you know when its available for you to pick up.

For more information, see our Borrowing page.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Research Repository unavailable

The Murdoch Research Repository is currently experiencing some downtime.

The problem has been referred to our service providers and we hope it will be back up shortly.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Library renamed in honour of Murdoch icon Geoffrey Bolton

In a dedication ceremony on Tuesday, Murdoch University celebrated the naming of the Library after eminent historian and Murdoch icon, the late Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Bolton.

The Governor of Western Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC and Murdoch Vice Chancellor Professor Eeva Leinonen, dedicated the Geoffrey Bolton Library in front of invited guests including members of Professor Bolton’s family, his friends and colleagues.

“We decided dedicating our Library in Geoffrey’s honour would be a fitting and lasting memorial,” said Vice Chancellor Leinonen.

Professor Bolton was the Foundation Professor of History at Murdoch, as well as a former Senate member, Chancellor and academic. He was also regarded as one of Australia’s most eminent historians. He died in September 2015, at the age of 83.

An exhibition entitled ‘Geoffrey Bolton: The Legacy of an Eminent Historian and Iconic Murdoch Figure’, featuring artworks, pictures, awards and memorabilia relating to his life, will also be showcased in the Library foyer until March 17.

All visitors are welcome to view the exhibition during Library opening hours.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Main entrance closed: Tuesday 21st Feb from 8am-1pm

The main entrance to the Library will be closed on Tuesday 21st February from 8am-1pm due to a special event that will be held in this area. Please use the 24/7 Learning Common entrance during this time.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Access issues for Kaplan (Singapore) students

Due to an issue between the student records system and our Library records, students currently enrolled at Kaplan (Singapore) may not be able to access online Library resources.

An error screen may appear stating that your record is expired.

We are currently working on this issue with IT but we don't anticipate a fix before early next week.

In the meantime, please include your name and student number in an email to, so we can restore your access.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Discover Murdoch University Library’s unique Science Fiction collections

Have you ever wondered what happened to those science fiction fanzines and convention materials from the 60’s and 70’s, and how they might be used by researchers and community members today?

Join Dr Jessie Lymn, Special Collections Fellowship recipient, as she provides a rare insight into Science Fiction fanzines at Murdoch University Library; how they reflect the cultural, political and social issues of their era and the importance of the human networks around them.

This will be followed by a unique panel discussion with Dr. Leigh Edmonds, the collection donor, Grant Stone, the collector librarian and Dr. Jessie Lymn, the researcher.

When: Friday 3rd March 2017, 3:45 for 4:00 p.m. start
Where: Hill Lecture Theatre, Murdoch University.
RSVP: by Monday 27th February 2017