Friday, January 19, 2018

No airconditioning in the Library

Due to refurbishment works to our Level 2 and 3 learning commons, the air conditioning in the Library will not be working on Saturday January 20th from 12pm to 4pm. There may also be some noise disruption due to sanding of concrete floors on Level 2.

Alternative study spaces may be available around the University: Where can I find a computer lab?

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Holiday closure 2017-2018

The Geoffrey Bolton Library will close for the holiday period on Saturday 23rd December at 5pm and will reopen on Thursday 4th January at 8am. The Veterinary Library and Mandurah Campus Library will close on Friday 22nd December.

The 24/7 Learning Common is closed for refurbishment and will reopen in mid February.

See our Locations and Opening Hours for full details.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Online resources and Library Catalogue downtime

Due to maintenance of our systems, access to online resources and the Library Catalogue may be temporarily unavailable on Wednesday 13th December from 9pm. The outage should only be for 15 minutes. If you experience problems after this time, contact the Library.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Libraries Australia Document Delivery and ProQuest Ebook Platforms unavailable due to scheduled maintenance

UPDATE: Ebook Central maintenance postponed

Due to scheduled maintenance to systems, Libraries Australia Document Delivery and Proquest Ebook platforms, Ebook Central and LibCentral, will be temporarily unavailable on the following times and dates:
  • Libraries Australia Document Delivery: Friday, 1 December, 9:00 a.m. – Monday, 4 December, 6:00 a.m. (WST)
  • ProQuest: Sunday, 3 December, 2:00 a.m.  – Sunday, 3 December, 7:00 a.m. (WST)
We apologise for the inconvenience.

Monday, November 20, 2017

'The Launchpad' and 24/7 Refurbishment: Coming in 2018

The Library is excited to announce a new space, 'The Launchpad', along with the refurbishment the 24/7 Learning Common at the Geoffrey Bolton Library.

When Semester 1 starts in 2018, students will have access to:
  • The Launchpad', a creative innovation space for students, employers, professional bodies, innovators and entrepreneurs to come together to work on collaborative projects, attend events and seminars, learn from industry leaders and access support from Murdoch’s Careers and Work Integrated Learning teams; and
  • a refurbished 24/7 Learning Commons on Level 2, with a range of different seating options to support independent study.
During the Semester break, starting midday Saturday 25th November 2017, refurbishment works will be happening in the Library, and a few areas will be closed. We have worked hard to make sure as many services as possible will remain available.

The Library team will still be available at the front of the Library, through the Bush Court entrance, and will be more than happy to help you out with anything you need while the works are happening. We look forward to welcoming you to the Library in 2018, and sharing our exciting new developments!

Read our FAQs for more on these refurbishments.

Geoffrey Bolton Library Refurbishment - FAQs

What’s happening on Level 3?

On Level 3, we are opening the Launchpad, a creative innovation space for students, employers, professional bodies, innovators and entrepreneurs to come together to work on collaborative projects, attend events and seminars, learn from industry leaders and access support from Murdoch’s Careers and Work Integrated Learning teams.

What’s happening on Level 2?

On Level 2, we are giving the 24/7 Learning Commons a facelift!  When it reopens, there will be an entirely new suite of furniture to make sure you can find the perfect place to do independent study, or to work with a group of peers.

When and where are the works happening?

The works will be starting from midday Saturday November 25th 2017, and will carry on through the non-semester teaching period.  The works are happening in the 24/7 Learning Commons on Level 2, and the High Demand area and Learning Commons on Level 3.  The 24/7 Learning Common will be closed for the duration of the works.

What won’t change during construction?

You can still enter the Library through the doors on Bush Court. It will be business as usual for:
  • the Library and IT Help Desks
  • the Guild Service Counter
  • CafĂ© Kadj
  • Murdoch Print
  • Club M
To get to Club M, just follow the signs to the Club M courtyard through the door on South Wing Level 1.

How can I access and borrow books during construction?

The collection will be available to you throughout the whole construction period. The self-check machines at the front of the Library will be in the same place; borrow books just like you usually would.

How do I access the High Demand Collection during construction?

The High Demand Collection will be available in the front of the Library, through the Bush Court entrance.  You will be able to borrow High Demand books for the usual time periods, using the self-check machines in the front of the Library. 

How do I access computers to study during construction?

There will be a reduced number of computers available in the Library during construction. You will be able to find computers on all levels of the Library South Wing. 

There are a number of computer labs across campus that will continue to operate as normal.  Some of these are available 24/7.  Find a list of computer labs on the IT Services webpage, and check out the Campus Map to find the one that is most convenient for you.

Who can I contact for help?

The Library team will be on hand to help you with any queries you have during the construction period.  Just drop by the service desk on Level 3, just inside the entrance of Bush Court, or visit the Contact Us page on our website.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Library wins grant to support Science Fiction Collection

Murdoch University Library is honoured to receive a Community Heritage Grant from the National Library of Australia to support the development of our Science Fiction Collection. This nationally significant collection is home to almost a century of Australian Science Fiction fandom history, and has been described as ‘absolutely unique compared to other collections in Australia’. We’re very pleased that our collection has been recognised in this way.

Community Heritage grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant, collections of materials. The grant will be used to fund an official significance assessment of our Science Fiction Collection by an external expert. This assessment will document the importance of the collection, and provide a basis for future development. In addition to the funding, the grant provides for specialist training for our staff to ensure the collection is maintained in a proper manner.

Murdoch University Special Collections Coordinator Daniel Rozas Nunez (centre) with Dr Marie-Louise Ayres, Director General of the National Library of Australia and Dr Mathew Trinca, Director of the National Museum of Australia.

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