Welcome to the Library!

Our friendly Library staff are here to support you during your time at Murdoch University. From finding the right resources for assignments to helping you with referencing, our goal is to ensure your study success.

Let’s start with the TOP 5 things you should know about the Library.

1. Take a tour

What you'll find at our libraries

Study spaces

We have both silent and collaborative study spaces and you can also book study rooms for group or individual work.

Check out our maps to find your way around the Geoffrey Bolton Library.

Study spaces

24 hour access

Did you know you can access the Geoffrey Bolton Library 24 hours a day? Use your Murdoch ID card to swipe in via the Level 2 entrance near the ECL courtyard. After hours access to the Veterinary Library is available to current Veterinary Science students and staff only.


If you don’t have your own computer, you can use one of ours! We have more than 200 computers available at the Geoffrey Bolton Library. Also make sure you join our Wi-Fi network by logging in with your Murdoch username and password.

2. Find resources for your assignments

The Library offers an extensive collection of online and print resources for study and research.

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Library Search

Library Search is an easy-to-use research tool that gives you access to journal articles, books, ebooks, videos, newspapers and other online resources. Use Library Search as your preferred tool for peer-reviewed academic literature.

Search now

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My Unit Readings & High Demand collection

My Unit Readings is where you’ll find essential and recommended readings set by your unit coordinators. The High Demand collection holds important print books and recommended readings identified by your unit coordinators.

My Unit Readings and High Demand collection

3. Borrow from the Library

To borrow print items from the Library, use the self-check machines or visit the Library Help Desk. Ensure you return due or recalled items on time to avoid fines or replacement charges.

Learn more about borrowing from the Library

4. Develop your research skills

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Tackling assignments and developing your skills

It can be tricky knowing where to start with your first assignment. Check out our step-by-step guide so you can be sure you're headed down the right track.

Develop your research skills

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Study Success Toolkit

This toolkit includes videos, guides, and lessons to help you get started and to succeed in your studies.

5. Referencing - the right way!

Referencing guides

Check with your unit coordinator to find out which referencing style you should use, and follow the corresponding style guide.

Referencing guides

How to reference properly

By referencing your research correctly, you acknowledge the ideas of others and ensure the academic integrity of your own work.

Create a reference list