Alumni and other visitors are welcome to use the Library spaces and the physical collection for private study and register to borrow from the physical collection (fees may apply).

Current students and staff

Current students or staff are automatic members of the Library. Use your Murdoch ID card to borrow items. Your Murdoch login details gives you access to electronic Library resources from off campus.


Members of Murdoch Alumni Association can continue an association with the University through membership of the Library.


Alumni membership is free.


Apply online

Once registered, go to My Library to setup your Library PIN. 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 all electronic resources from off-campus to Alumni members. You can search the following databases from home*:

*For personal research or educational use only

Visitors from other universities or institutions

Visitors from the other universities and institutions can join the Library.


Membership is free.


WA universities University of WA, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, University of Notre Dame Australia. Apply online
Visitors from other universities
Students and staff from participating ULANZ universities only.
Membership expires on 28 February the following year. You need to renew your membership each year.
Apply online
Visitors from International universities
Students enrolled at international universities who are living in the Perth area. Membership is for the length of your stay in Australia (maximum 12 months).

Contact us to apply.

When applying, bring photo ID, proof of current enrolment or employment and a letter from your home institution confirming that you are of good standing.

MIT students You automatically become a member when you enrol.
MIT staff Complete the Request for Murdoch Username and Password form. Advise IT Services you require library access.
High school students and others
  • High school students (Years 11 and 12) and teachers
  • 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.
  • Perth College of Divinity and Joint Faculty of Theology Students (including Wollaston Theological College)
  • Perth Bible College
  • Vose Seminary
Current student ID and proof of enrolment (those under 18 years of age require parent/guardian signature)


We welcome community members to join Murdoch University Library.


Community membership has an annual fee of $99.


Bring photo ID to the Information Desk at the Geoffrey Bolton Library to join.

Concessional rates are available. Bring documentary evidence as proof of your organisational membership.

Organisation or group Cost Additional documentation required
Anglican and Uniting Church lay members $33 Letter from your parish minister indicating you are an active church member
Anglican clergy and Uniting Church ministers Free Evidence of membership
Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (WA) Free Evidence of membership
Former continuous Murdoch University staff Free  -
Office of Continuing Veterinary Education members $33 Phone (08) 9360 6342 for further information.
Residents of St Ives Murdoch Free Proof of residence
Eligible concession card holders $33 Current concession card
Tabor Adelaide (Perth Campus only) $33 Current student ID card


We welcome organisations and businesses including commercial tenants of Murdoch University to join the Library.


Corporate membership has an annual fee of $250.


Bring current corporate and photo ID to the Information Desk at the Geoffrey Bolton Library to join. Three membership cards will be issued to nominated members.

Membership information


You can borrow 30 items for 6 weeks. High Demand items, BONUS+, ArticleReach and Document Delivery services are not available.

Database access

Most databases are accessible on our public access computers. Generally, no external access to databases is provided.

Copying and printing

To use printers and copies at the Library, borrow a temporary print card from IT Services.

Computer access

See IT Services for details on how to login to the public access computers at Geoffrey Bolton Library.

Enquiries and help

For more information and questions about joining the Library, contact us.