The University Library is home to an extensive collection of books and ebooks, journals and ejournals, streaming media, dissertations, theses, conference proceedings, government publications and more. The primary purpose of the Library's collections is to support and enhance the scholarly activities of students and staff at the University.

Notable collections

Within the University Library are a number of notable collections that have been developed since the foundation of Murdoch University in 1974.


Special Collections


The Special Collections of Murdoch University comprise a rich, diverse range of culturally significant, unique and hard-to-find items, including books, manuscripts, serials, photographs, audio & video recordings, ephemera and objects.

Browse or request access to our Special Collections

Michael Murray Library Dedication plaque

Honourable Michael Murray Law Library

The Hon. Michael Murray Law Library houses important written legal works and law resources, serving as a central hub of study and research for Law students at Murdoch University. The esteemed Hon. Michael Murray QC AM was an advocate and champion of excellence in legal education.

The Hon. Michael Murray Law Library can be found on Level 3, South Wing of Geoffrey Bolton Library.

Curriculum Resource Centre entrance showing books, educational items.

Curriculum Resource Centre (CRC)

The Curriculum Resource Centre houses classroom resources which can be used during school practicum placements and workshops, suitable for the areas of early childhood education, primary education, secondary education, special needs education, language education and multicultural education.

The CRC can be found on on Level 1, South Wing of Geoffrey Bolton Library.

A selection of colourful books in Chinese language

Chinese, Japanese & Korean (CJK) Collection

The CJK collection comprises materials in Chinese, Japanese and Korean, and has been an integral part of Murdoch's collection since its inception in 1975. Areas of particular strength include economics, management, politics, history, language teaching, literature, philosophy and religion.

The CJK collection can be found on Level 1, South Wing of Geoffrey Bolton Library

Our Collections Policies

The Library Collections Policy outlines the principles that inform and guide the development and maintenance of the Library’s collection of information resources.

The Special Collections Policy defines the collections development guidelines and access conditions to Special Collections.

The Subject Level Collection Statements provide guidance on how the Library Collections Policy is applied.

The Library Online Licensed Resource Access Policy outlines the access and use of 'paid for' licensed Library resources.

Recommending items for the collection

If there is a book or item you'd like to see added to our collection, you can send us your suggestion.


The Library gratefully accepts donations and gifts of materials that add value to our collection and enhance the teaching and research activities of the University.