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
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
Challenger Institute students (Mandurah) 10 4 weeks 4 5 Not available
Challenger Institute staff (Mandurah) 25 6 weeks 4 5 Not available
Other 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, Training WA 2 4 weeks
Mandurah Campus All members 15 6 weeks

Reserve

  • Only Murdoch students and staff may borrow Reserve items.
  • Reserve books: 2 hour loan period.
  • Reserve DVDs: 3 hour loan period.
  • Two items may be borrowed at a time.
  • Reserve items may be renewed once (in-person or online).

Reserve items can be borrowed overnight from the following times (with some exceptions):

Weekdays Weekends
South St Campus Library from 6pm from 4pm
Veterinary Library from 6pm (4pm on Fridays) from 4pm
Mandurah Campus Library from 2pm -

Bookings can be made for overnight loans. See loans desk staff for assistance.