Borrowing from our libraries
As a member of the Library, you can borrow or request items from our collections at any of our libraries. Renew your items online using My Library.
Use your Murdoch ID or library card to borrow items. We have self-check machines at the Geoffrey Bolton Library and Veterinary Library – to borrow, simply scan your card then your items. Alternatively, take your items and card to the help desk.
Ensure you return due or recalled items on time to avoid fines or replacement charges.
|Member type||Number of items||Loan period||Renewals allowed||Requests allowed|
|Murdoch Undergraduate and Graduate Diploma students||30 items||12 weeks||5 renewals |
(includes 2 automatic renewals)
|Murdoch staff, postgraduate, masters and honours students||99 items||1 semester||5 renewals|
(includes 2 automatic renewals)
|All other library members |
(includes Alumni, Community members)
|30 items||6 weeks||5 renewals |
(no automatic renewals)
High Demand Collection
Our High Demand Collection holds priority items that can be used by Murdoch students and staff, within the collection area or be borrowed for a short period of time.
All other library members (includes Alumni, Community members) are not allowed to borrow from our High Demand Collections.
|Location||Number of items||Loan period||Renewals allowed||Requests allowed|
|Geoffrey Bolton Library and Veterinary Library||2 items||2 hours; |
3 hours for DVDs
|1 renewal||Not allowed|
|Mandurah Campus Library||2 items||3 days||Not allowed||Not allowed|
You can borrow most High Demand collection items overnight. See Library staff to book an item for overnight loan.
|High Demand overnight loans||Borrow from||Return by|
|Geoffrey Bolton Library||Weekdays: 6pm; |
|Within one hour of Library next opening|
|Veterinary Library||4pm||Weekdays before 9am; |
Weekends: before 11am
|Mandurah Campus Library||2pm||Within one hour of Library next opening|
Laptops are available for loan to current Murdoch students at the Perth or Mandurah campuses.
|Member types||Loan period||Renewals allowed|
|Current Murdoch students||1 semester||0|
To borrow a laptop, visit the Help Desk at the Geoffrey Bolton Library or Mandurah Campus Library. Once you have your laptop, don’t forget to install Murdoch recommended apps and tools including Office365.
This service has been made possible via the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
‘Click and Collect’ requesting
Use Library Search or the Library Catalogue to request items from our collection.
You can request print items for collection from any of our campus libraries using our 'Click and Collect' service. Simply choose the library you want to collect your item from when requesting.
Collecting your requests
- You will receive an email when your item is ready to collect, usually within 2 business days.
- Requested items currently on loan may take longer before they are ready for collection.
- To collect your item, speak to Library Help Desk staff at your nominated pickup location during opening hours. If collecting from the Veterinary Library, your item can be found on the hold shelf - use the self check machine to borrow.
Eligible external students can request postage of items from our collection.
If you are a Murdoch University student or staff member, we will automatically renew your loans two times. If you need items for longer, you can renew them a further three times using My Library or at the self check machines in the Library. For all other members, renew your loans online using MyLibrary.
Fines or replacement charges may be applied if items are not returned or renewed by the due date.
You'll get a recall notification via email if an item you have borrowed has been requested by someone else. Return the item by the new due date to avoid fines or replacement charges.