Studying at the Library

We have a variety of study spaces to offer you at each of our locations, whether you prefer individual study or collaborative work. There are also over 200 computers located in learning common areas and laboratories. You can also purchase USB thumb drives or headphones from the Information Desk at Geoffrey Bolton Library.

Choose your study zone

Our 'Buzz' and 'Silent' Zones at the Geoffrey Bolton Library allow you to choose your preferred study environment.


Best for group or collaborative study
Phone conversations are fine
Food and drink are allowed

Level 2, North Wing
Level 2, Link
Level 3, North Wing & LaunchPad
Level 3, Link
Level 3, South Wing


Best for individual, silent study
Silence your phone
Drinks are allowed - no food

Level 1, South Wing
Level 2, South Wing
Level 2, Computer Lab 2.006
Level 2, Computer Lab 2.010
Level 4, South Wing

If you see or experience inappropriate behaviour, you may respectfully let the person know they are disturbing you. Alternatively, contact Library staff on 9360 2563 or message our Library Rovers via Facebook.

Book a study room

You can book a study room at the Geoffrey Bolton Library for group and collaborative work.



Located on Level 3 of the Geoffrey Bolton Library, the Launchpad is a space for you to connect with innovative industry leaders and collaborate with like-minded students and entrepreneurs. You can also attend industry presentations, career seminars, research showcases and access technologies that will elevate your studies.

Study booths and desks in this area are bookable except when events are being held. Check the screens in the Launchpad for more information.

24 hour access

You can access the Geoffrey Bolton Library at any time using the Level 2 entrance, near the ECL courtyard. Use your Murdoch ID card to swipe in. After hours access to the Veterinary Library is available to current Veterinary Science student and staff.

Call Security on +618 9360 6262 or use an Emergency Call Button if you feel unsafe or need a Security escort. Escorts are available to both on campus and selected off campus locations.

Postgraduate spaces

Postgraduate students (Masters by Research and Doctorate students) can apply for a study carrel at Geoffrey Bolton Library.

Access to Rooms 2.010A and 2.011 on Level 2, South Wing of the Geoffrey Bolton Library is also available.

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?
Give us a call
+61 8 9360 2563
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