Monday, April 23, 2018

Problem with off campus access

Update: this has now been resolved
We have been alerted to an issue with accessing Library resources from off campus. We are working with IT Services to fix this as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience.

ANZAC Day public holiday

We’ll be closed on Wednesday 25th April for the ANZAC Day public holiday. The 24/7 Learning Common at the Geoffrey Bolton Library will remain open; use your ID card to swipe in at the Level 2 entrance.

Short downtime for Library resources Wednesday 25th April

Due to a scheduled maintenance to our systems, there will be a short downtime to Library resources on Wednesday 25th April from 9pm WST for around 20 minutes.

Affected services include off campus access to online resources, the Library Catalogue, My Library and borrowing (renewals, requests).

If you experience difficulties outside of these hours, report it to digitallibraryservices@murdoch.edu.au.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Visit our new Library website

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new Library website. You can visit the new site now: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/library/

Visit the new Library website!

We’ve listened to your feedback and have been working hard to improve your experience online. Our primary objective was to make it easier for you to find information about the Library, our services and facilities. We’ve done this through clearer navigation choices, more useful information and better page layouts.

Additionally, we’re improving the way you can access our support services via these specialised pages for students, teaching staff and researchers. We’ve also been able to update the look and feel to match the new Murdoch University website. Plus the site now works on mobile devices too!

You can continue to use the current Library website library.murdoch.edu.au until early May. We’ll let you know when that site will made unavailable closer to the date.

Your feedback is very important and will help us as we continue to improve our website. At the bottom left corner of each page, click the green smiley face icon to leave your feedback.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Chat to our Library Rovers

We’re making it easier for you to get help from our Library Rovers; you can now chat to them via Facebook. If you have a quick question or just need help locating a book in the Library, just direct message the Library Rovers and they’ll get right back to you (weekdays from 10am to 4pm).

If you see them when you’re in the Library, don’t feel shy - they’re happy to help.

To chat, find our Library Rovers on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/murdoch.rover

Monday, March 26, 2018

Easter opening hours

The University Library will be closed on Friday 30th March (Good Friday) and Monday 2nd April (Easter Monday). Saturday and Sunday opening hours will remain the same.

See our opening hours for more information.

The 24/7 Learning Common at the Geoffrey Bolton Library will remain open throughout the entire Easter period. Use your University ID card to swipe for access via the entrance on Level 2.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

BONUS+ downtime

*RESOLVED - BONUS+ catalogue and requesting is now back online* - The BONUS+ requesting service is currently unavailable due server maintenance. You will not be able to search the BONUS+ catalogue or submit requests at this time. We expect the service to return sometime today; please try requesting later today or tomorrow.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Possible BONUS+ downtime

There may be short outages to the BONUS+ service on Sunday 18th March from 5am to 5pm WST, due to scheduled maintenance.

If you encounter any issues, try submitting your request after 5pm.

Monday, March 12, 2018

We’re making changes to the Library website

We’ve listened to your feedback and have been working on your ideas and suggestions on how we can improve the way you access Library resources and information online. We’re excited to offer you a new website with a clearer search experience, better online help and support services and easier access to Library tools and information.

In the next month, we’ll be offering a sneak peek of the new Library website along with more information about the improvements and changes.

In the meantime, if you have any feedback please let us know.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

New all hours entrance to the Library

You told us and we listened! You can now access the Library using the all hours entrance on Level 2 at any time. When the main entrance to the Library is closed, use this entrance to enter the 24/7 Learning Common.

To enter the Library, swipe in using your Murdoch ID card. To exit the Library, press and hold the green button near the glass door.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Tell us how you use technology

We want to know more about how technology supports your studies so we can improve your digital learning experience.

Our 10 minute survey asks how you access digital tools and resources, how you like to learn, your digital habits and the support your have for your online learning. Your response can remain confidential.

By taking part, you can win 1 of 4 Google Home Minis (T&Cs apply).

Participate now: https://tracker.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/murdoch

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Library tours during Week 1 & 2

We're running Library tours every weekday during Week 1 and 2. No need to book, just meet in the Library foyer at 11:30am or 2pm.

You'll get to discover the Library, including our best study spots, plus you'll be amongst the first to see our new learning common areas on Levels 2 and 3!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Library help sessions for first year students

If you're not sure where to start researching for your first assignment, come along to this half-hour session to find out how to locate books, ebooks and journal articles using Findit, and how to access your readings. Workshops are available on Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 21st March, book your place now: Getting Started on Your Research at the University Library

There are lots of other UniEdge support workshops available, sign up here: http://our.murdoch.edu.au/Student-life/My-First-Year/UniEdge-Transition-Program/

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Library Tours during O Week

During O Week, make sure you take the 'Library and Campus Tour' which will be running on Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd.

You'll get to discover the Library, including our best study spots, plus you'll be amongst the first to see our new learning common areas on Levels 2 and 3!

For more info, see the Murdoch O Week Guide.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Downtime to Library resources - Thursday 15th February

Due to a scheduled upgrade to our systems, there will be downtime to Library resources on Thursday 15th February from 6am-8am (WST).

Affected services include off campus access to online resources, the Library Catalogue, My Library and borrowing (renewals, requests).

If you experience difficulties outside of these hours, report it to digitallibraryservices@murdoch.edu.au.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Possible downtime to online resources: Saturday Feb 17

Due to scheduled maintenance to systems by our service provider, access to some online resources may be affected on Saturday February 17 from 9am to 12 midday (WST). We apologise for the inconvenience.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Library’s Science Fiction collection focus of scholarly article

The Library’s renowned Science Fiction collection has played a starring role in a recent article published in the ’Australasian Journal of Popular Culture’.

Titled ‘Looking in on a special collection: science fiction fanzines at Murdoch University Library’, the article examines fanzines as a primary text and source material and describes the fanzines insight into Australian Science Fiction and international sub-cultural communities. Author, Dr Jessie Lymn from the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University, argues that these fanzines are a unique source for research while advocating the increased discoverability of these items for future research.

Dr Lymn was the recipient of the CAUL/ASA (Council of Australian University Librarians/Australian Society of Authors) Fellowship and had special access to the collection as part of her research for the publication.

The Library’s Science Fiction collection houses a rich and diverse array of Science Fiction resources that reflect the Australian Science Fiction fan community and culture of the period, including professional and fan publications, research theses, and the archives of prominent Australian Fanzine editor. The collection includes science fiction, fantasy and horror novels by local and international authors, comics, graphic material, memorabilia and ephemera, periodicals and fanzines.

The collection has been described as ‘absolutely unique compared to other collections in Australian fandom history’. In October 2017, the Science Fiction Collection at Murdoch University was awarded a federal community heritage grant to fund a Significance Assessment to support the development of the collection.

You can explore more on the collection here: http://library.murdoch.edu.au/Researchers/Special-Collections/Science-Fiction-Collection/

Dr Jessie Lymn (middle) explores our collection of Sci Fi fanzines with Library staff, Ross O’Neil (left) and Sharon Beccaria (right).

Monday, February 5, 2018

Access to some online resources affected

**RESOLVED** Due to an unexpected issue with one of our service providers, access to some online resources may not be available. Connections to some online resources may give a 'This Page Isn't Working’ response.

Our service provider is currently working on the issue and access should be restored shortly. We apologise for the outage.

Monday, January 29, 2018

No airconditioning weekday afternoons

Update: Airconditioning will be off on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th from 4pm.

The airconditioning will be off from 4pm to 7pm every day this week, while work continues on the refurbishment. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Australia Day public holiday

The Library will be closed for the Australia Day public holiday on Friday 26th January, and will reopen at 12noon on Saturday.

Please see our Locations & Opening Hours for more information.

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.

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