Murdoch University Library is the heart of our University - a place of learning, research and community engagement, and a meeting place for our staff and students. Home to a rich collection of resources and dynamic services, the University Library’s mission is to enable the success of all students and staff.

Meet our leadership team


Dawn McLoughlin

Associate Director, Library and Knowledge Services


Claire Fletcher

Manager, Resources and Collections


Helen Balfour

Copyright Coordinator

Who was Geoffrey Bolton?

Former Chancellor and esteemed historian Professor Geoffrey Bolton AO was one of Murdoch University’s most iconic figures. As an eminent historian and socio-political commentator, Professor Bolton immersed himself in the history of Western Australia and its people. Many of his published works can be found in the Library’s Research Portal, and items including Professor Bolton’s academic regalia and personal memorabilia can be found in the History of Murdoch University Collection. 

In 2016 the main Library at Murdoch’s South Street campus was named in his honour.


Geoffrey Bolton wearing Murdoch University regalia
Geoffrey Bolton is the patron saint of Western Australian history. No one has done more to promote the study of Western Australian history and encourage new and thought provoking interpretations of its content.
Hon. Geoff Gallop AC

Library policy

The Library Policy applies to all Murdoch University Library users and visitors. It has been designed to facilitate equitable access to Library materials, and ensure the appropriate use of Library facilities for the ongoing enjoyment of the Murdoch University Community. 

Library policy