Join the Library
We encourage visitors from other universities and members of the community to take advantage of our world class print collections, facilities and study spaces. Murdoch alumni are invited to continue their association with the university by joining the Library.
Everyone is invited to use our study and research spaces at any of our locations. We also have a wide variety of quiet and group study areas across four floors at the Geoffrey Bolton Library.
Visit the Help Desk to request access to use computers at the Library. When you login, you'll have access to the majority of our online resources and databases.
Access to WiFi, High Demand items, BONUS+, ArticleReach and Document Delivery services are available to Murdoch students and staff only.
Become a member
Register online or visit the Library to join. Choose your membership from the options below.
As a member of the Murdoch Alumni Association and a graduate with a Murdoch degree you can join the Library for free.
Your membership is valid for 3 years. Contact us to renew your membership.
Due to licensing restrictions, the Library is unable to provide access to most online resources from off-campus to Alumni members. You can search these databases from off campus for personal research or educational use only:
Visitors from other universities and institutions
Visitors from other universities and institutions are encouraged to join the Library. Membership is free.
WA universities Apply online (Reciprocal Registration) Visitors from other universities (ULANZ) Visitors from international universities If you are from an international university and currently live in Perth, you can become a member for a maximum of 12 months.
Visit the Geoffrey Bolton Library to apply (Bring photo ID, proof of current enrolment/employment and letter from your university confirming your status of good standing)
Visitors from theological institutions
Perth College of Divinity and Joint Faculty of Theology Students (including Wollaston Theological College), Perth Bible College and Morling College.
Visit the Geoffrey Bolton Library to apply (Bring photo ID, proof of current enrolment).
Students from preferred partner or other institutions
Free library membership is available to students from our Preferred Partner Institutions:
- Academies Australasia
- Canning College
- Language Links
- National Institute of Technology (NIT)
- Phoenix Academy.
Additionally, free library membership is available to students from:
- Perth International College of English (PICE).
To join, bring your current institution ID card to the Library Help Desk.
Students from WA high schools
Free Library membership is available to:
- Students in Years 11 and 12 and teachers from all WA high schools.
To join, complete the application form below and bring it along with your current student ID to the Library Help Desk. If you are under 18 years of age, you will need a parent/guardian signature.
We welcome all community members to join the Library. Community membership has an annual fee of $99. Concessional rates are available.
Bring photo ID along with a completed membership form to the Information Desk at the Geoffrey Bolton Library to join.
Community Membership Form
For concessional rates, bring proof of your organisational membership.
Anglican and Uniting Church lay members $33 Bring a letter from your parish minister indicating you are an active church member Anglican clergy and Uniting Church ministers Free Bring proof of your membership Former continuous Murdoch University staff Free - Free Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (WA) Free Bring proof of your membership Office of Continuing Veterinary Education members $33 Phone (08) 9360 6342 for further information St Ives Murdoch residents Free Bring proof of your residence Concession card holders $33 Bring your current concession card Tabor (Perth Campus only) $33 Bring your current student ID card
We welcome organisations and businesses including commercial tenants of Murdoch University to join the Library. Corporate membership has an annual fee of $250.
To join, bring current corporate and photo ID to the Information Desk at the Geoffrey Bolton Library. Three membership cards will be issued to nominated members.
Renew your items using My Library
You can renew items and manage your requests online using My Library. Login with your user ID:
|Reciprocal or ULANZ||Your university student or staff number. University of Notre Dame Australia: university student or staff number preceded by N, eg N123456|
|Alumni, community, corporate||Barcode number on your Murdoch Library card|
To set up your PIN, go to My Library, enter your user ID under ‘All other Library members’. Leaving the PIN field blank, click ‘Submit’ and follow the prompts.