Friday, February 26, 2016

Meet our new friend Muppet the Library Dog!

Due to an overwhelming response to Rusty the Library Dog from students and staff last year, we are happy to announce that we have a new addition!

Muppet the Library Dog will be visiting to bring good will and positive vibes in the Library on Thursday 3rd March at 12 noon. Come meet him for a cuddle, selfie or just to say hello.

Rusty will also continue to visit Murdoch University Library, stay tuned for more details. If you missed Rusty last year, you can learn more here: Rusty calms exam fears.

Free digital subscription to 'The West Australian' for Murdoch staff and students

Murdoch University is offering free twelve month digital subscriptions to The West Australian newspaper for staff and students. The digital edition is a replica of the printed newspaper, with access available via desktop, laptop and tablet.

To take advantage of this offer, please register here.

Limited subscriptions are available so act quickly!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

My Unit Readings scheduled maintenance - Thursday 25th Feb 4:30-5:30pm WST

Students and staff may experience issues when logging in or editing lists in My Unit Readings on Thursday 25th Feb, from 4:30-5:30pm WST.

Viewing of lists will remain unaffected. If you experience problems outside of this period, please contact us.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Play our Scavenger Hunt and win prizes!

To celebrate the start of semester the University Library will be hosting a Scavenger Hunt! Starting on Monday 22nd of February, we will be asking one question per day on the Murdoch University Library’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

By following us on social media, liking the post and answering the question via direct messaging, current students can go into the running to win one of three prizes on offer.

The questions will be posted at 10:30am each day during Orientation Week (22nd-26th Feb) on either our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Make sure to include your full name and email address so we can contact you if you are a winner.

You could win a Kindle Voyage or iTunes/ GooglePlay vouchers.

The questions are easy! You just need to visit the University Library website to find the answers – all current offshore, external and on campus students are eligible to enter. Why not start the semester with a win?!

Don’t forget to use the hashtags #MurdochLibrary and #scavengerhunt throughout O Week and the scavenger hunt to show us the fun you are having discovering the Library.

All entries must be submitted by 4pm Friday 26th of February, and the winners will be drawn 12noon on Monday 29 February (see Terms & Conditions).

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Orientation Week 2016 at the University Library (Monday 22nd - Friday 26th Feb)

We welcome new and returning students to the University Library.  Here’s what we have on offer during Orientation Week 2016:
  • University Library 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.
  • Win prizes through our Scavenger Hunt on Social Media
    Answer questions and find clues on the Library’s Facebook,  Instagram and Twitter accounts during Orientation week to win prizes. ALL on campus and off campus students are welcome to participate!

    Go to our Facebook page on Monday 22nd February at 10:30am WST to begin THE HUNT!
    Murdoch University Library on Facebook 
  • Go on a Library Tour
    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.

Friday, February 12, 2016

ProQuest scheduled maintenance – Sunday 14th February 11am-5pm WST

Due to scheduled maintenance to ProQuest services, the following resources will be unavailable from 11am-5pm WST on Sunday 14th February:

  • ProQuest Platform ( - this covers all our ProQuest products.

Please let us know if you experience access problems outside of this time - Give feedback

Friday, February 5, 2016

Don't get lost this semester! Take a Library Tour!

The South Street Campus Library will be running 15 minute tours during the first several weeks of semester.

We'll show you the ins and outs of the Library, including the good study places you might have missed.

There are three scheduled tour times during O-Week:
Monday 22nd February @ 2.45pm
Tuesday 23rd February @ 2.45pm
Wednesday 24th February @ 2.45pm

There are five scheduled tour times during Semester 1:
Monday 29th February @ 2.45pm
Tuesday 8th March @ 2.45pm
Wednesday 16th March @ 2.45pm
Thursday 24th March @ 2.45pm
Friday 1st April @ 2.45pm

You'll need to use the Library's physical and electronic resources extensively throughout your studies - so take advantage of the helpful library staff who want to help you find your way.

Book your place now!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Library resources unavailable - Tuesday 2 February, 1am-3am WST

Due to a scheduled upgrade of our system, access to the Library Catalogue, databases and online journals will be unavailable from 1am-3am WST on Tuesday February 2nd.

If you experience any access difficulties outside of this time, please let us know.

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