Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Library closing at 12 noon Friday 20 December

The South St Campus Library (including the 24/7 Learning Common) and Veterinary Library will close on Friday 20th December at 12 noon and reopen on Thursday 2nd January 2014.

Please see our opening hours for full details of our closures.

Friday, December 13, 2013

New look service desk at South St Campus Library

We are creating a new Library and Information Services Help Desk at the South St Campus Library to better serve your needs. Construction work is due for completion before we reopen on the 2nd January 2014. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Summer break opening hours

The library is now on summer break opening hours. Please see our opening hours page for more details.

Research data management presentations at Murdoch

All researchers are invited to attend a drop-in data clinic located at the Brian Hill Lecture Theatre on Monday 2nd December at 12 noon. This workshop will outline what data storage is available to researchers through iVEC and how they can access this. iVEC Data staff will also be on hand to review data tools, practices and workflows to help improve your workflows.

For more information on iVEC, visit iVEC@Murdoch.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Document Delivery Service unavailable from Friday November 22 - Monday November 25 2013

The Library’s current document delivery system will not be available for new requests from Friday November 22. We will introduce a new service using Libraries Australia Enhanced Requesting on Monday 25 November 2013. ArticleReach and BONUS+ will still be available during this interim phase. If you have not yet saved your requested documents, or would like to save your request history, please ensure you do this before 22 November.

Contact for any enquiries.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Extended Library opening hours during exam period

During the exam period (4th-22nd November 2013), the South St Campus Library will have extended opening hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8am – midnight
Friday:  8am – 6pm
Saturday: 8am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm.

Please note that library services are restricted during Study Hall hours (self checkout services only). See our opening hours for more information.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Springer Link databases temporarily unavailable (Friday 25 October)

Ebooks and journals from the Springer Link database are temporarily unavailable due to a technical problem. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Last chance to have your say! Library Client Feedback Survey EXTENDED

We've extended the Library Client Feedback Survey until the 27th of October. Don’t miss out on this chance to tell us what is important to you and how we can improve our services.

By completing the survey, you’ll have a chance to win an ereader or Murdoch book vouchers.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Findit maintenance downtime Saturday 5 October 8.00am

The Findit search service will be unavailable on Saturday 5 October from 8.00am for up to one hour due to maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Have your say for the chance to win an ereader or a Murdoch Bookshop voucher

The Library Client Feedback Survey is your chance to tell us what is important to you and how you think we can improve what we do. By completing the survey you will have the opportunity to enter into a draw to win some great prizes.

The survey will be available from the Murdoch library website from 7th – 20th October 2013.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

ArticleReach - a new way to get journal articles

From Monday 30th September, if the journal article you need is not available at Murdoch University Library, you can use ArticleReach to request it!  ArticleReach is a new journal article supply service available to all Murdoch University staff and students. 
To submit an ArticleReach request use:
Articles will be delivered directly to you, via a link in My Library.

ArticleReach is a consortium of international and Australian academic libraries that have agreed to share their journal collections. Find out more

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Thesis Binding and Newspaper Enquiries relocating to the Enquiry and Loans Desk on 30 September

The Library’s thesis binding service and newspaper enquiries counter will be relocating on 30 September to the Enquiry and Loans Desk on North Wing Level 3 of the South St Campus Library. The move will improve access, and increase the number of hours the service is offered.
Please contact staff at the Enquiry and Loans Desk on North Wing Level 3 or via email or phone 9360 2563

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Rockingham Library closed due to power outage

Rockingham Library has been temporarily closed due to an unexpected power outage.
All services are expected to resume as normal tomorrow morning at 8:00am.
Other sites and services remain unaffected.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Ebooks via MyiLibrary temporarily unavailable

Ebooks from the MyiLibrary service are temporarily unavailable due to a technical problem. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Help us improve our IT and enter to win an eReader or Bookshop Voucher

All staff and students are invited to complete a short survey about your experiences with the IT Service Desk. Check your staff or student email on 2nd of September for a link to the survey. If you complete the survey, you will be automatically entered into a draw to win an eReader or Murdoch Bookshop gift vouchers.

Your feedback will help us to understand how well our current services are meeting your needs and identify areas requiring improvement. The survey runs from 2th-15th September 2013.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Legal Research Help Desk open

Looking for help with law quizzes and legal research? The Legal Research Help Desk on South Wing Level 3 is open Monday to Tuesday 1:30pm – 4:30pm, and Wednesday to Friday 10:30am-4:30 pm. 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Stay a bit longer at the Library!

The Library at our South Street Campus is extending its opening hours from the start of Semester 2.
Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 10:00pm (Study Hall from 7-10pm)
Friday - 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 – 5:00pm (Study Hall from 10am -12 noon)
During exam periods, Study Hall will extend to midnight Monday – Thursday.
Please note that library services are restricted during Study Hall hours. The extended opening hours are provided so that you can study in a safe and comfortable environment after hours.

For clarification, study hall refers to the hours the Library is open but which the Enquiries desk is not staffed (7-10pm).

This means that you will only be able to borrow items using the self-check machines.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Library catalogue and databases services restored.

The Library catalogue and database services have now been restored. We apologise for the inconvience, and thank you for your patience.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Library catalogue temporarily down

Library catalogue and databasee access are temporarily unavailable from 5:00pm Thursday, 27 June. We apologise for the inconvenience and services will return as soon as possible.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Supporting research at Murdoch

We have created a new guide, Supporting research at Murdoch, to help you find out how to connect with your relevant subject librarian, develop your research skills, and access specialist services such as the Research Repository and document delivery.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Problem reported viewing eReserve documents

We have received a number of reports of error messages when opening eReserve documents. The error occurs using Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari but not Firefox. We are investigating, but until this is resolved try using Firefox as your web browser.

Wireless printing available in the Library

Murdoch students and staff can now print to several printers in the South St Campus Library from their own device using the wireless network.
Find out more...

Monday, May 27, 2013

Library open early for first day of exams

The South St Campus Library will be open from 8.00am until 5.00pm on Saturday June 1 to cater for the first day of exams.

Opening hours for Western Australia Day

South Street and Rockingham Campus Libraries will be open as usual on Monday, 3 June (Western Australia Day). Peel Campus Library will be open from 9am – 4.00pm. Check our opening hours page for further details.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Library Display for May

Indigenous art is a vital part of the world's oldest continuous cultural tradition. Wenten Rubuntja, an Aboriginal landscape artist says it's hard to find any art that is devoid of spiritual meaning. Experience this richness by borrowing books and DVD’s on Aboriginal art & artists from Murdoch University Library.
In the display cabinets at the front of the library you will see art books with beautiful photographs and a wide range of information on Aboriginal art, culture and communities. Also have a look at the indigenous art work at The Art Gallery housed within the library.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Library system down for maintenance Tuesday 23 April 9.00pm

The Library Catalogue, ECMS, databases and My Library will be unavailable for about 30 minutes from 9.00pm on Tuesday 23 April due to essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

ANZAC Day – Library closed

All campus libraries will be closed on 25 April for ANZAC day. The 24/7 Learning Common will remain open.

ANZAC day display

Have a look at the display of library books related to ANZAC day in the entrance area to the front of the library.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Library system down for maintenance Monday 15 April 9.00pm

The Library Catalogue, ECMS, databases and My Library will be unavailable for about 30 minutes from 9.00pm on Monday 15 April due to essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Library Easter Hours

View our opening hours for the Easter break, Friday 29 March – Monday 1 April 2013.

Monday, March 18, 2013

MAIS system maintenance – what it means for the Library

One of the University’s systems will be undergoing maintenance on Tuesday 19 March 2013, from 6.00pm until midnight.
All University services which require a MAIS login will not be available during this time.
Some library services will be not be available.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Win a Kobo eReader or Murdoch Bookshop vouchers

Thanks to those who visited the Library stall at the UniEdge Expo last week. If you didn't make it, there's still a chance to win a Kobo eReader or Murdoch Bookshop vouchers. Complete the scavenger hunt by Thursday 15th March at 4pm. Just look for entry forms at the Enquires Desk at South St Library.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Enter our library scavenger hunt for your chance to win an eReader and other prizes

Look for the Library stall at the Kim Beazley Lecture Theatre on Thursday March 7th from 12:30pm to 2pm to enter or pick up a Library show bag & speak to our staff for help with any library related queries.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Save paper and money - scan to USB

All photocopiers in the Library are set to scan documents to USB for free. If you don’t have a USB drive with you, you can buy one at the Enquiry Desk at the South St Campus Library.

New subject guides available

We have been busy adding new guides for Security and Theatre and Drama to help you get started with your studies. Check out these and other subject guides at

Friday, February 8, 2013

O week

Welcome to the Library for new and returning students. To help find your way around the Library, come on a library tour. Tours are running at South St Campus Library during O Week from Monday to Wednesday, between 2.00pm and 3.00pm. Meet inside the Library entrance near the Enquiry desk.  If you are at Rockingham or Peel Campus, check your Orientation Guide for details.

First year students – start here

We have put together a guide to library information and resources to help you through your first year at university.

External Studies Information Evening

If you are studying externally, come along to the External Studies Information Evening to find out more about what the Library offers external students. Wednesday 13 February, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, in the Kim Beazley Lecture Theatre. We also have a guide for external students if you can’t make it to this session.

Borrow books for longer

We have increased the length of time undergraduate students can borrow books. You can now borrow up to 15 books at a time for 6 weeks rather than 4 weeks. Check the How to borrow page for more details on borrowing, renewing and requesting books.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Rockingham Campus Library closed Saturday 16 February

The Rockingham Campus Library will be closed for renovations on Saturday 16 February 2013. We apologise for this inconvenience and look forward to welcoming our patrons back on Monday 18 February at 8.00am as usual.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Library opening hours for Australia Day weekend

The South St Campus Library will be open as usual on Saturday 26 January but closed on Monday 28 January 2013. Rockingham and Peel Campus Libraries will be closed on both days. Check our opening hours page for details.

Friday, January 18, 2013

BONUS+ requesting now available (18/1/2013)

The technical problems with BONUS+ have been resolved and requesting is available once again.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

BONUS+ requesting unavailable (17/1/2013)

BONUS+ requesting is unavailable at present due to technical problems. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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