Library

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 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 IT Service 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 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, you can join the Library for free. Alumni membership is free.

    Registration

    Apply online

    Your membership is valid for 12 months. 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.

    Registration

    WA universities Apply online (WAGUL 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 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)
    MIT students You automatically become a member of the Library when you enrol at MIT.
    MIT staff Complete the Request for Murdoch Username and Password form. Advise IT Services you require library access.
    Visitors from theological institutions

    Perth College of Divinity and Joint Faculty of Theology Students (including Wollaston Theological College), Perth Bible College and Vose Seminary.

    Visit the Geoffrey Bolton Library to apply (Bring photo ID, proof of current enrolment).

    TAFE WA
    Visit the Geoffrey Bolton Library to apply (Bring photo ID, proof of current enrolment). If you are under 18 years of age, you will need a parent/guardian signature.
  • High school students

    High school students in Years 11 and 12 and teachers from these institutions can join our Library for free:

    • International students in their final year at Canning College
    • Cambridge International College
    • Kingston International College
    • Phoenix Academy
    • Perth International College of English (PICE) & Tuart College

    Application form for high school students

    Bring your current student ID and proof of enrolment. If you are under 18 years of age, you will need a parent/guardian signature.

  • Community

    We welcome all community members to join the Library. Community membership has an annual fee of $99. Concessional rates are available.

    Registration

    Bring photo ID to the Information Desk at the Geoffrey Bolton Library to join. 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 Adelaide (Perth Campus only) $33 Bring 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.

    Registration

    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:

WAGUL, ULANZYour university student or staff number. University of Notre Dame Australia: university student or staff number preceded by N, eg N123456
MIT staffYour staff number
 Alumni, community, corporate, TAFE WABarcode 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 specialists in their subject areas, and can assist you with your research.

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

How can we help you today?
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+61 8 9360 2563
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