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.

Why join?

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.

When you join the Library, you may borrow 30 items from our collections for 6 weeks. You can also use these open access databases and resources when you are off campus.

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.

  • Alumni

    As a member of the Murdoch Alumni Association and a graduate with a Murdoch degree you can join the Library for free.


    Apply online

    Your membership is valid for 3 years. Contact us to renew your membership.

    Database access

    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:

    To access these databases, login using your user ID and PIN.
  • Visitors from other universities and institutions

    Visitors from other universities and institutions are encouraged to join the Library. Membership is free.


    WA universitiesApply online (Reciprocal Registration)
    Visitors from other universities (ULANZ)

    Students and staff from participating ULANZ universities only. Renew your membership each year after February 28.
    Apply online

    Visitors from international universitiesIf 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.

    Application form for high school students

  • Community

    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$33Bring a letter from your parish minister indicating you are an active church member
    Anglican clergy and Uniting Church ministersFreeBring proof of your membership
    Former continuous Murdoch University staffFree-
    Free Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (WA)FreeBring proof of your membership
    Office of Continuing Veterinary Education members$33Phone (08) 9360 6342 for further information
    St Ives Murdoch residents FreeBring proof of your residence
    Concession card holders$33Bring your current concession card
    Tabor (Perth Campus only) $33Bring your current student ID card
  • Corporate

    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.

Our librarians are skilled information professionals who can assist with your study or research.

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

How can we help you today?