Borrowing

Take your Library card and the items you want to borrow to the self check machine. If you need assistance, please see a library staff member.

  • Return your books at any of the campus libraries (except reserve items).
  • Renew your loans by logging on to My Library.
  • Borrowed items may be recalled if required by someone else. You will be notified via email and have 7 days to return the item.
  • Penalty points and fines apply if the item is lost, damaged or not returned.
  • Students and staff located outside of Australia cannot borrow items but can access most electronic resources.

Books

Borrower type Number of items Loan period
Renewals Number of recalls
BONUS+
(1 renewal)
Undergraduate students
15 6 weeks 4 10 21 days
Graduate Diploma students
15 6 weeks 4 10 21 days
Graduate Research & Honours students
30 end of current semester 5 10 21 days
Academic/Emeritus staff 99 end of current semester 5 20 21 days
Professional staff 30 end of current semester 5 10 21 days
OUA students* 15 4 weeks 4 10 21 days
Murdoch University Short Course students 8 4 weeks 1 5 Not available
Non-award students 15 4 weeks 4 10 Not available
Murdoch College students 12 4 weeks 4 10 Not available
Murdoch College staff
30 end of current semester 5 10 Not available
MIT students and staff 12 4 weeks 4 10 Not available
Corporate members 8 6 weeks 1 5 Not available
Community members
8 6 weeks 1 5 Not available
Alumni 8 6 weeks 1 5 Not available
Other Australian & New Zealand university
students and staff

15 6 weeks 1 10 Not available
Training WA students
and staff
2 4 weeks 1 2 Not available
Other students 8 6 weeks 1 5 Not available

* Local OUA students only. No postal service provided.

DVDs and videos

Library Who can borrow? Number of items
Loan period
South St Campus Murdoch and Other University students, Alumni 2 6 weeks
South St Campus MIT, OUA, high school students *, Rockingham public patrons, TAFE WA 2 4 weeks
Rockingham Campus All library members 4 4 weeks
Peel Campus Students and staff from Mandurah Senior Campus, Murdoch University and Challenger Institute of Technology only 12 4 weeks

* Murdoch college students are not eligible to borrow DVDs and Videos.

Reserve

Books in the Reserve collection may be borrowed for 2 hours during the day.

Most reserve items may be borrowed overnight one hour before desk services cease (see our opening hours).

  • Only Murdoch students and staff may borrow items from the Reserve collection.
  • Two items may be borrowed at a time for two hours during the day.
  • You can book items in advance at the Loans Desk for overnight loan.
  • Three day loans are not renewable but can be requested if on loan.
  • You must return reserve items to the library from where you borrowed them
  • Overnight loans must be returned within one hour of the Library next opening