Tuesday, August 16, 2016

ProQuest electronics resources unavailable - Sunday 21st August

Due to system maintenance, access to ProQuest electronic resources (including databases, journal articles and ebooks) will be unavailable from 10am-6pm WST on Sunday 21st August.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Level 2, North Wing Learning Common

From Thursday 18th - Friday 19th August, areas of the Learning Common on Level 2, North Wing will be unavailable for our 'Think Big 2016' event.

Other parts of this learning common will still be available along with other study areas in the Library including:
  • Level 2 and 3 Learning Link Learning Common
  • Level 1 and 2 South Wing (quiet study), and
  • Level 4 South Wing (silent study).


Don’t forget, the Learning common on Level 2 is available 24 hours a day, just use your Murdoch ID card to access the learning common after hours via the entrance near the ECL courtyard. http://library.murdoch.edu.au/Facilities-and-spaces/Learning-Common/

We’re looking for feedback about the University Library

As part of the University Library’s upcoming review, we’re looking for feedback from staff and students. We would appreciate your including the following information as part of your feedback:
  • What you see as the positives of the Library i.e. what is working well.
  • Any changes or improvements you believe would benefit the Library.

Please send your feedback to the Senior Quality Assurance Officer, Ms Alison Black (A.black@murdoch.edu.au) by Friday 26th August 2016.


Your feedback will assist the review panel identify improvements that can be made to best support Library services across the university.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Think Big 2016 begins Thursday 18 August!

Do you have an idea that can change the world? If you think you do and you're an enrolled Murdoch student, get a team, sign up and show us!

You'll have 30 hours to put together a pitch that convinces our panel of judges your team’s idea is the one that wins a trip to Sydney for a Commonwealth Bank Innovation Lab experience. Runner Up cash prizes are also up for grabs.

Your team will be presented with three real world themes & problems and you choose the one that inspires your thinking.

The competition will be facilitated by Commbank Ideation and Innovation experts who will guide the teams through a structured ideation process. This will not only help develop the teams ideas but will equip you with new skills for life. Mentors will also be available throughout the event to guide and support you.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

ScienceDirect access issues

We are aware of problems with access to the ScienceDirect database and journals at the moment. We are working with the vendor to resolve these issues as soon as possible.

If you are on campus, please try connecting directly to ScienceDirect via the “Alternative access on campus only” link in the database record: http://prospero.murdoch.edu.au/record=e1000019

Hear fascinating stories at our next Living Library Event

This month Murdoch is again inviting staff and students to the University Library to be swept up in a collection of enthralling stories, without even picking up a book.



Fresh off the success of our first Living Library event earlier this year, Murdoch’s Equity and Social Inclusion Office, in collaboration with the University Library and the Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre, proudly presents a variety of living books celebrating the NAIDOC theme 'Living Narratives of our Nation' on Thursday 11 August.

The premise of the Living Library is simple: instead of borrowing books, visitors are invited to borrow a person for 5-7 minutes to share in their life story.

Murdoch University’s Living Library series is a collaborative project between Equity and Social Inclusion, Murdoch Institute of Technology’s LACE Program and the University Library.

No registration is necessary and everyone is welcome to this unique University event!

When: Thursday, 11 August, 11.30am - 1:00pm
Where: South St Campus Library, North Wing Level 2, 24/7 Common Area 

For more information see: http://announcements.murdoch.edu.au/id/4240/        

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Welcome to Semester 2, 2016!

We welcome new and returning students to the University Library.  Here’s what we have on offer so you can get off to a flying start!

Download and keep this guide on your phone or iPad. Inside the guide, you’ll find vital information about the University Library, our services, facilities and how we can assist with your studies. University Library Orientation Guide

Orientation Checklist
Lost? Overwhelmed? Don’t worry! Our Orientation Checklist will show you the first five things to see and do at the University Library. Pick one up from our Enquiries desk inside the Library.

The easiest way to discover Library services and facilities, including our study spaces, collections and how to get help with your study or research and meet our friendly Library staff. Sign up online or at the Library during O Week. Library tour signup


If you need help at any time, please see our friendly staff at the Library Enquiries Desk on Level 3 near the Bush Court Entrance, or Ask a Librarian.