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

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Main entrance closed - Saturday 4th February

The main entrance to the South St Campus Library will be closed on Saturday 4th February due to construction work required in that area.

The Library will remain open (from 12pm to 5pm) and all services will be available. Use the 24/7 Learning Common entrance located on Level 2 in the ECL Courtyard to enter the Library. If you require assistance, see Library staff located at the Help Desk located on Level 2, North Wing.

We apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Don’t get lost, take a Library tour!

The easiest way to discover Library services, facilities, study spaces and collections is to take a Library tour. You’ll also learn how to get help with your study or research and meet our friendly Library staff.

Tours will run during O Week until Week 2 of Semester 1. See the schedule below:
If you need help at any time, please see our friendly staff at the Library Help Desk on Level 2 in the North Wing, or Ask a Librarian.

Congratulations Professor Alan Bittles

The Library wishes to extend its congratulations to Professor Alan Bittles, Adjunct Professor and Research leader in the Centre for Comparative Genomics who was the recipient of an Order of Australia during the 2017 Australia Day Awards.

With a career spanning 5 decades now, Alan has published over 250 research papers and book chapters in the field of genomics covering subjects such as  impact of consanguinity and genetic sub-structure, patterns and prevalence of genetic disease in human populations, and longevity and comorbidities in intellectual and developmental disability.

His body of work has been collated by Library staff on the Research Repository:,_Alan.html

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