External students

As an external student with Murdoch University, you are eligible to use:

  • Findit - Search and access online books and journal articles
  • Databases - Find subject specific journals  and articles
  • eReserve - Access your unit readings, and
  • Ask A Librarian - For help with your research.

Borrowing

You will need a library card if you want to borrow from the library in person.

Apply at the South Street Campus Library, or the Helpdesk at Rockingham or Peel Campus Libraries. Apply online [DOC, 25kb] if you live more than 30 aerial kilometres from the South St Campus.

Requesting

You may request scanned copies (PDF) of journal articles or book chapters to be sent to you via email.

Before making a request, check:

  1. eReserve: It may already be available in digital format.
  2. Findit: to see if your journal article is available online.
Submit a document request form

Copyright restrictions apply.The Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) (s.49) states that you may request the copying of: no more than 1 chapter (or 10%) of any one book. only one article from any one issue of a journal, also, you may request more than one article from an issue if they are all required for the same topic of study or research.)

Use ArticleReach to request journal articles that are not available from Murdoch University Library.

Connection problems

If you have trouble accessing Findit, online journals or databases that are not restricted to Australian users, try the steps outlined on our connection help page.

Using other libraries

As an external student with Murdoch University, you may be eligible to access other libraries (some electronic resources and borrowing privileges may not be available).

Help

Library External Student Services: Phone (08) 9360 2100 or ill@murdoch.edu.au

If you require study or research support, please Ask a Librarian.

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