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 High Demand 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.

What can I borrow and for how long?

Borrower type Number of items Loan period
Renewals Number of recalls
Undergraduates
Graduate Diploma students
30 12 weeks 5 10
Murdoch Academics
Emeritus Staff
Postgraduates
Honours
Professional Staff
99 Semester 5 20
All other clients including:
OUA students
Alumni
Reciprocal
30 6 Weeks 5 5

DVDs and videos

Library Number of items
Loan period
Geoffrey Bolton Library 2 6 weeks
Mandurah Campus 15 6 weeks

High Demand Collection

  • High Demand books: 2 hour loan period.
  • High Demand DVDs: 3 hour loan period.
  • Two items may be borrowed at a time.
  • High Demand items may be renewed once (in-person or online).
  • Bookings can be made for overnight loans. See Library staff for assistance.
  • Murdoch students and staff only.

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

Overnight loans from
Return
Geoffrey Bolton Library
Weekdays:6pm; Weekends:4pm Within one hour of Library next opening
Veterinary Library 4pm Weekdays:before 9am;
Weekends:before 11am
Mandurah Campus Library 2pm Within one hour of Library next opening