Library

Borrowing from other libraries

If you are unable to find a book or resource from our collections, we can help to locate it for you from another library.

Books (BONUS+)

If a book is not available from our print collection, you may be able to request it from another university library in the BONUS+ network.

Submitting a request

  1. If you can’t find an item using Library Search or Catalogue, click the BONUS+ button.
  2. Alternatively, search the BONUS+ catalogue directly.
  3. Search and locate the item, then select 'Request this item'.
  4. Select 'Murdoch University', enter your Murdoch login details and choose a pickup location to complete your request.

Loan periods and conditions

  • 21 day loan period with one renewal.
  • Undergraduates: 5 loans, Postgraduates: 10 loans.
  • Penalties and fines apply for late or lost items.
  • Delivery is within 4-7 working days.
  • Use MyLibrary to track and manage your requests.

Not available via BONUS+?

If you are an undergraduate student, use our Subject Guides for help locating similar items from our collection. If you are a postgraduate student or staff, use Document Delivery (see below).

Journal articles (ArticleReach)

You can request a copy of a journal article using ArticleReach if it is not available from our collections.

Submitting a request

  1. If full text is not available via Library Search or Databases, click ‘Request it now’ or ‘Findit@Murdoch’
  2. Alternatively, search the ArticleReach catalogue directly.
  3. Click ‘Request it now’ to submit a request through ArticleReach.
  4. Enter your Murdoch login details to complete your request.

Delivery is within 2-7 working days. Use MyLibrary to access your article.

Not available via ArticleReach?

If you are an undergraduate student, use our Subject Guides for help locating similar items from our collection. If you are a postgraduate student or staff, use Document Delivery (see below).

Document Delivery

If your BONUS+ or ArticleReach request is unsuccessful, we can attempt to locate and supply items from other libraries. This service is available to academic staff, postgraduate and honours students and staff with supervisor permission.

Submitting a request

  1. Login to Libraries Australia to search for an item.
  2. Select ‘Get this item’.
  3. Select 'Loan' or 'Copy' and complete the form.

If you cannot find your item in Libraries Australia, submit a Request via Document Delivery: Document Delivery Request

Delivery depends on the nature of the item, its location and availability. Contact us for an update on your request. Supply of theses or large requests may require payment.

In Person

As a Murdoch University student or staff, you may apply to borrow from libraries in Australia or overseas.

WA university libraries

You can apply for library membership at University of WA, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and University of Notre Dame.

WAGUL Reciprocal Registration

Take your Murdoch University ID card on your first visit to complete registration. Check individual library websites for borrowing conditions and limits.

University Libraries in Australia and New Zealand (ULANZ)

You can apply in person for membership for participating libraries in the ULANZ Borrowing Scheme. To apply, go to the host library with photo ID and proof of your current enrolment/employment at Murdoch.

Each Librarian is an expert in a specific field and we may be able to help you out in your research.

Renew items you have on loan and keep track of what you have borrowed using My Library.

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